Author Archive | Megan Torgerson

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The Grain of Rice in a Cheerio

“Do you know what we’re looking for, here?” the doctor asked me kindly.  “…a baby?” I ventured, so nervous that my usual smart mouth had no filter. He grinned gamely, obviously well-practiced in dealing with nervous parents and inappropriate jokes.  “Technically, yes.  But depending on how far along you are, you won’t see a baby […]

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Is It All Worth It?

  August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week and we have a special extended line up for you! Our writers will share their triumphs and tears through their personal recollections of making sure their babies are fed, be it through breastfeeding or supplementation. We hope you connect with these experiences by picking up a few tips or […]

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Pageants, Daughters and Change

Full disclosure: I was Miss Minnesota 2003. {Photo credit: Paula Preston} Yup, that’s me in the hot pink satin, 15 years ago, 25 pounds ago, two kids and a marriage ago, becoming Miss Minnesota after an unlikely ascension through the pageant ranks.  I competed in my first pageant when I was 20, and by age […]

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Sleep Well, Sweet Girl

We don’t co-sleep.  Since the day I brought each one of my kids home from the hospital, they went to sleep in their own rooms in their own beds.  All late-night and early-morning nursing sessions happened in the rocking chair next to a crib in a bedroom that was not mine.  I have never woken […]

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What I Learned When My Kid Had Surgery

When a suspicious lump started growing on my daughter’s eyelid, we immediately consulted Dr. Google.  In our professional expertise, we diagnosed her with “probably just a stye or something” and treated it like the internet told us to: with hot packs and gentle eyelid cleaning.  Months later, it had only gotten bigger.  And let me […]

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Financing My Future Game-Changer

Our partners at Minnesota College Savings Plan are here to help families set up financial plans for their kids’ educational futures. Plus, our sponsors are giving our readers a chance to win a $300 scholarship towards a new or existing Minnesota College Savings Plan Account! See the bottom of this post for more details! For […]

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Special Things

“Here, Mom.  Take it.  It’s for you!” When I hear those words, filled with pride and delight, I know she’s going to have one of two things in her outstretched hand: a pine cone or a rock. Pine cones aren’t the worst, I suppose.  Some people actually collect pine cones and make homey, folksy art […]

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When You’re Aware Something’s Not Right: PCOS Awareness Month

In high school, I once got a menstrual period so bad that I blacked out in class, got dragged to the nurse’s office by a classmate, and threw up in the principal’s private bathroom.  I never knew when my period could start, which meant I often bled through my pants in public with no warning.  […]

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Alone Time

I don’t do “alone.”  I am a middle child, never without a sibling to antagonize.  I am a serial dater, finding myself in a relationship pretty much continuously since I was 16.  I am an extrovert with a side of people-pleaser, desperate to perform and be affirmed.  But here’s the catch: I have had a […]

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