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Meagan Grant
A woman navigating this long, winding, bumpy road we call life with one amazing husband, two vivacious daughters and one daredevil son.
Interests: I love to read, eat, knit, broswe thrift stores for treasures, play with my children, laugh with my husband, spend time outdoors, eat good food and drink even better champagne.
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The past few weeks have been chock full of graduations, one being Oliver's graduation from preschool. Still a bit weepy over that one, but so excited for him to enter the world of "big school" as he calls it. After... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Cocoon of Chaos
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A few days ago, winter briefly disappeared and Spring came in for a little teaser. We were in the car, with the windows down for the first time in months. We drove by the high school and the field was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Cocoon of Chaos
Yesterday was a day of waiting. Waiting at the doctor for a same day appointment. Waiting at the hospital for a chest xray. Waiting at home for the phone call from the doctor about the chest xray. Waiting at the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Cocoon of Chaos
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Writing is who I am, how I express myself, and how my heart heals. It is as necessary to my day as a cup of tea in the morning. When I don't write, I ache for it. But here is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Cocoon of Chaos
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Seventeen years ago today, my brother was born. He was the first baby my husband held, the first time I ever burned with unconditional love for a sibling, and the years that followed were filled with love and laughter. Last... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Cocoon of Chaos
Young Writer’s Workshop A six week creative writing workshop exploring many forms of poetry for writers in grades 3-5. Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 March 18-April 29 Eastern Point Lit House 261 Main Street Gloucester, Ma $40 for the 6 week session, with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Cocoon of Chaos
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I'm not going to lie, the days are hard for me as of late. Not sure if it is this never ending snow, the lack of sunlight, stress, grief, or all of them combined but at about 3 pm, a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Cocoon of Chaos
So, we are now on our sixth snow day and I've come out alive. Thought I'd share how I survived: 1. Don't try to do anything. When I get that call, my immediate reaction is to start planning some house... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Cocoon of Chaos
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Clearing the blogging spiderwebs in this little space of mine with an update, of sorts. Yesterday I kicked 35 out the door and welcomed 36 with open arms. My thirty fifth year was my hardest yet with tragedy, loss, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Cocoon of Chaos
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Last night's sunset was breathtaking, this grainy picture from my phone does it absolutely no justice. I stepped outside in the quiet of the afternoon, the neighborhood kids reveling in the unseasonably warm weather in the distance, echoes of little... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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For as long as I can remember, I've had a love-hate relationship with food. I love to eat good food, indulge in the gifts of my husband's amazing kitchen skills, but unfortunately, my digestive system does not share my love... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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Fate or desire, whatever you may call it, brought me to J.Crew the other day. I was browsing the clearance racks and this sweater was bundled up on the floor. I'm not sure if it was the years of retail... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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I love dates, not the fruit, but the thing the mister and I used to do a lot pre-kiddos. In the beginning of parenting, dates were a big deal that involved big preparations, new outfits, and hefty babysitting and cocktail... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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For Devin and I, the past three weeks have been all about survival, doing what we could during the day to keep things as "normal" as possible while managing the kids' grief and life in general. Our nights, well, our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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I found myself in the library stacks the other day perusing grieving books, mostly how to deal with my own grief and that of my children's, and one title caught my eye, The Language of Letting Go. Back in my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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Alone in the woods Silence is my company My steps joined by you. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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The above picture is my point of view on most days...from the couch. It has been a tough 15 days, to be honest, the hardest of my life. Death and its aftermath sucks. Grief is unpredictable, inconsistent, and oftentimes, intolerable.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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These past 8 days have been some of the hardest of my life. The grief, the reality, the pain of my brother's death is wrecking me. I've been very good to myself and just allowing each moment to come as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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A week ago today, my life forever changed when my 16 year old brother passed away suddenly. We held services yesterday and I wrote a eulogy for him, which many people have asked that I repost. So, here goes: First,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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I've avoided this space of mine for a couple of weeks because sometimes words get stuck in my throat when life is too raw. I found out that I will not be receiving Simon's ashes because I am not technically... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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Our annual trip to the Topsfield Fair was filled with giggles, smiles, and full bellies. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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Our last hurrah at the beach was a few weeks ago, which in New England, is pretty rare for such a warm day in late September. We reveled in every single minute. A proper farewell to a season that was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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Library trips are a weekly occurrence in this house. These kiddos love going to the library and truth be told, it is one of my favorite places as well. So, we decided to each pick some books that we really... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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Over the summer, Bea attended a free park camp program that our seaside city offers within a short walk from our house. The first week, I was home doing chores while the other two were playing and my newly turned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos
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To Push or Not to Push, this is a question I struggle with as a parent. It's never easy to know when too much pushing is too much and will not result in success, but rather utter defeat for all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Cocoon of Chaos