Ava Grace's Closet: Mama Monday : Megan from The Frugalista Diaries
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Mama Monday : Megan from The Frugalista Diaries

I'm sitting here wondering when it was that I first "met" beautiful Megan.
I'm going with this summer, via an outfit post link up.
She lives in Florida and I was vacationing in Florida at the time.
This I remember.
I should have visited and raided her closet. 
Hindsight is always 20/20.

Welcome Megan from The Frugalista Diaries!
Do you work outside the home or are you a stay at home mom? What led you to either decision? 
Both, I'm Stylist and get to work from home. My husband also works from home as a producer so it's kind of awesome to split our days with the kids. I don't know if I could go out now and do a regular 9-5er after this...

Did you always see yourself as stay at home mom OR career woman? Was it a dream of yours?
I knew I always wanted kids and couldn't wait, but I also wanted to have something of my own in the world. And that became more important to me after I had my first son, I knew I wanted something that kept a part of me.

What frustrates you most? What would you change if you could?
I find it hard to manage time with the boys and work, it's so hard to shut off from work when I need to and vice versa. It's always awesome when they're throwing a fit in the middle of an important conference call. Good times.

Any other words of advice for mama's who are struggling with this decision?

I think Mom's need something of their own, whether it's a craft or hobby, we just need it to help us from going crazy. Whether it's going back to work, or staying home for the next 18 years, it has to fit with who you are.

The decision to work outside the home or stay home with your children is such a personal one. There is no right answer or right decision but rather, I truly feel each woman must do what is right for her and her family. I commend each and every mother out there for this. It is not easy. We are women and man, we're amazing.

Megan, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us today! For a daily dose of fashion (and baking!) inspiration, please visit the fabulous Megan here
This will be the last installment of Mama Monday until the series resumes in the New Year. I cannot thank you enough for the overwhelming response and look forward to sharing more of your stories in 2013.
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My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families affected by the awful tragedy in Connecticut. The horror and sadness is just unimaginable. 


  1. I'm thinking that if I were in Florida, I'd be raiding her closet, too. Another great post ... thank you Susan and Megan!

  2. How adorable is she?! And how fantastic that she and her husband have such a great/flexible schedule with their kids?

  3. Thanks So Much For Having ME! I still wish you came and raided my closet, someone needs to ;)

  4. She sounds like such an interesting person..and I love her style! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow...what style. I'm so jealous because as a SAHM I look like hail all the time.

  6. Wonderful post, so nice to meet you! You have great style! I wish I had that kind of look! When I go out I look put together LOL

  7. always nice to hear stories of other working moms. it's such a tough balance. if the people on the other end of conference calls could SEE what i've been dealing with while on them, it would be pretty comical/scary. i think it has an snl skit written all over it

  8. I agree it is hard to stuff it off when you "work" from home! It is so easy to just "check" you email and get sucked in for 15 more mins :) a balance I am working on!


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