Christine Meggison

Christine Meggison is a speaker, an author and host of the Straight From the Heart(land) podcast. She lives in Grimes, is married to husband Michael, and is the "World's Okay-est Mom" to three kids. In her free time, she likes reading fiction, coffee dates with friends, binge-watching tv, and naps. Connect with Christine at

Choosing Thankfulness….Even In A Pandemic

With a new year in sight, most of us are simply counting down the days until 2020 is OVER, am I right?!? Forget about the holidays and who cares about finishing strong, if we...
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Why I Came Back To Social Media

In March of 2019, I walked away from all social media. No more Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The reasons were varied and I wrote about them HERE, but essentially, I decided to invest in...

Should My Son Play Football?

I’ve always been a big football fan. I was a statistician for my high school team. My dad played college football and spent nearly 35 years as a football referee. I know the game...

Repeating To Self: Different Is Okay

I am guilty of seeing the world as right or wrong. Sour Mike & Ikes: right. Black jelly beans: wrong. Milk with cookies: right. Milk with pizza: wrong. Replacing the toilet paper roll: right. Setting a new...
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5 Ways to Find Me Time in a Stay-At-Home World

I was in Month Two of quarantine when I turned to my husband and said, “I can’t remember the last time I was alone.” I thought really hard about it and it had been weeks. There...
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6 Types of Summer Moms

  I never used to like summer. It’s too hot and definitely too humid for my taste. Plus, I’ve always been partial to sweaters, jeans, and boots, none of which really fly in the summer...
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Teenage Sleep Battles

I remember once when my husband was putting our youngest, who was age two at the time, down for a nap and he was whining (the kid, not the husband) about not wanting to...

My Evolution As A COVID-19 Mom

My approach to the COVID-19 situation has shifted dramatically since we embarked on this journey back in March. I started out uninformed and lackadaisical. But with each news report, governor’s press conference, and scientific...
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Why I Love NCAA Tournament Season

It's my favorite time of year: Basketball Tournament Season. As a college basketball fan, there’s nothing better than watching 32 games in the first 48 hours of the NCAA tournament. And now that my kids...

Can We Talk About Mom Guilt?

Can we please have a conversation about #MomGuilt? Because in my experience, Mom Guilt is not a small thing. It's a WHOLE THING! Just last week I had a friend ask me to please pray...