Megan Gilbert-Dahl

Megan was born and raised in Northwest Indiana where she currently resides with her husband Russell and 3 spirited boys; Reece (16), Mason (9), and Charlie (1). She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's in Nursing from Purdue University Northwest. After dedicating 5 amazing years to Maternal/Child Nursing, Megan decided to leave bedside nursing to work inside the home as a SAHM. When not up to her elbows in diapers, Megan enjoys music, fashion, and interior design. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her 3 sisters/best friends. You can soon follow Megan's adventures in her upcoming blog "Learning to Have Patients."

Anticipatory Grief and the Special Needs Parent

Being a parent to children with disabilities comes with its challenges. There are various therapies, medical appointments, insurance battles, and endless piles of paperwork. These things are expected and have become a routine part...

Taking a Stand: Why Hateful Words Matter

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. Names do hurt. In fact, they hurt like hell. Certain names, words, insults, and slurs carry with them a legacy of historical...
What moms want for Christmas

What Moms Really Want For Christmas

It's the Holidays and you are in panic mode. You have absolutely no idea what to get your wife or your Mom. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Mom is...
An Open Adoption: When 2 Families Become One

An Open Adoption; Two Families Become One

    People often ask what it is like to have an open adoption with my son’s birth parents. There are often questions of whether I have hesitation, concerns, or jealousy when we have visits with...

Aging; I’m Not Going Down Without a Fight

  The Inevitable Aging. It’s unavoidable. It creeps up on us at the most inopportune times. One morning you wake up and, BOOM! Wrinkles. Little saggy lines and bags appear where the skin was once firm...

Awareness Corner: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    October is the month that officially rings in Autumn. There are many things that have become synonymous with October, from pumpkin-spiced everything to Halloween activities and spooky décor. There are also many important awareness...
surviving divorce

Surviving Divorce

  I remember the moment as if it were yesterday. My ex-husband and I sitting down our then, 9-year-old son to tell him we were getting a divorce. With big huge tears in his eyes,...
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