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Meredith Franco Meyers
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Meredith Franco Meyers' stories have appeared in Ladies' Home Journal, American Baby, The Bump magazine, SELF, Playgirl, Fit Pregnancy, on and more. Meredith is also a contributing editor for and is on the faculty at Gotham Writers' Workshop. She earned an MFA in fiction writing at The New School in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two girls (ages 4 and 1). Follow her on her blog Twitter.

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I Get My Best Parenting Advice From Tim Gunn

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 2:42 PM

I wish Tim Gunn could live with me. Specifically, I wish that every time I felt like a complete mommy failure, the fabulous Project Runway star could just appear, a stoic presence in some cute little pinstripe suit, all six foot two of him, bearing his usual words of wisdom...

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What It's Like to Be a Personal Assistant to a Kindergartner

(2) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 9:31 AM

I realized today that I am the personal assistant to a diva celebrity, without any of the implied benefits. I don't get hand-me-down designer handbags, a big bonus at Christmas or the chance to tag along on fancy vacations because she has a movie to promote. I don't get to...

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You Might Be a Mommy or Daddy If....

(9) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 9:21 AM

1. You know what MLP stands for.*

2. Needy interlopers sometimes take over your bed in the middle of the night.

3. Your living room often looks like a bad day at Chuck E. Cheese.

4. You can define any of the following: Beaba, nipple shield, Sleep Sheep.

5. Sweat...

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A Lesson From My Grandma in the Miracle of Life

(1) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 2:07 PM

It was the beginning of December, and I had just met my best friend's new baby. Joy filled the air as I talked with my friend, a first-time mother, in the hospital. I asked her all sorts of questions ("What was labor really like?" "Did you go for the epidural?"),...

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Going Poopy in the Potty? There's an App For That

(226) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 10:16 AM

About this time last year, my toddler dropped my iPhone into the toilet. I was brushing my teeth when it happened, trying to keep her preoccupied for just a few more seconds while I rinsed and spit. It got quiet in the bathroom. And then.... Plop. Splash. "Mommy, oh no!...

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