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Meaghan McGoldrick
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Meaghan McGoldrick is a 20-something post-grad, born, bred and based in Brooklyn. Part-time journalist. Full-time writer. A recent graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, Meaghan has gone on to work full-time for two Brooklyn-based publications, the Home Reporter News and the Brooklyn Spectator News, while also channeling her inner college kid for a quarterly publication called Aspire. When she's not covering middle school talent shows or drug busts, she's breaking in her blog. Lover of words, food and all things top 40.

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Moms Versus Justin Bieber

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 10:55 AM

My mother hated few people. Justin Bieber was one of them*.


Since I'll never really know how my mother -- a once-terrible texter who died just months before Bieber's first arrest -- would've felt about his Billboard-confirmed comeback**, I've settled for...

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How Losing Both Parents Changed the Way I Write Forever

(2) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 6:48 PM


There are very few things I remember from my childhood.

One being the time my 6-year-old self, with both doe eyes fixed on the television, took a long-winded sip from my mother's lukewarm Coors Light instead of my own Happy Meal Sprite. (Why...

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Face to Face With Ground Zero

(4) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 12:02 PM

Amidst the papers, the photos, the holiday themed snow globes and a lone Hilary Duff caricature, my childhood home left behind a bevy of sentimental offerings when the second of my two parents passed away. From birthday cards and divorce papers to love notes -- handwritten on computer paper from...

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Living in Apartments With Boys

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 1:45 PM

"You had the right idea when you moved in with guys you knew you'd never bang."

Six and a half years ago I buried my father. I had pink hair, a petite frame, and a bone to pick with the world. I listened to a lot of Brand New and...

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Christmas Sucks Without Your Cigarette Breaks

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2014 | 10:39 AM

"She looked at me like I was fucking orphan Annie."

- Me, Thanksgiving Eve, three sips into a Long Island Iced Tea

It's the best of times. It's the worst of times.

The holidays, however joyful, are never easy in the days, weeks and months following the loss...

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Il primo anno senza di lei

(7) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 11:54 AM

Il primo mese ti sembra un anno, poi una settimana, poi ancora un anno. Un anno lungo, freddo e interminabile, senza stagioni né orologi.


I primissimi giorni sono gelidi come il ghiaccio; molto più freddi del solito, anche per il ponte...

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The First Year Without Her

(33) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 9:27 AM

The first month feels like a year, and then a week, and then a year again. A cold, long, drawn out year with no seasons and no clocks.


The first few days are as cold as ice; way too chilly...

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Dear NSYNC: What 8-Year-Old Me Had to Say in 1999

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 12:50 PM

By November, 2013, I had lost both of my parents to cancer (that's another story) and was left to clean out the two-story house we rented with nothing but a few friends, some pizzas and a prayer.

Not even an hour in and we realized that mom was a full-scale...

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Bride and Groom Shock Guests With First Dance Flash Mob

(7) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 8:45 AM

Theatre has always played a pivotal role in the lives of Taylor and Dana McDonald, so it was no surprise what happened when they tied the knot.

Taylor McDonald and Dana Baudouin first met during a Gray Wig production of 42nd Street at Hofstra University in 2009 and quickly became...

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My Mother Hated Tattoos, So Naturally I Got One For Her

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 4:58 PM

"Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months--they're like dog months."

- Rainbow Rowell

A lot happens your freshman year of college. It's one of those years you learn who you are, what you're made of and, in most cases,...

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What it's Like Pocket-Dialing a Dead Parent and Being Emotionally Triggered by Five Guys

(2) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 7:01 PM


Mom as a 20-something, circa 1975.

Death is kind of like a bad break-up. There's a lot of ugly crying, fetal position dry heaves, binge drinking and subsequent after-hours spent reaching for the phone. The only difference is that, this time, there's...

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An Open Letter to the Class of 2014: Treat Yourself

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 3:09 PM

To the Class of 2014,

This is it. One month 'til May and, odds are, you're feeling numb and nauseated. The walls are closing in, all rugs have been pulled out and you're compulsively spell-checking your resumé (while simultaneously Snapchatting, putting off that 10-page paper and planning your next pregame)....

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