Hi! My name is Meredith. I am a wife, Mother to three children, dog Mom of two, and creator of That’s Inappropriate. I started this community back in October of 2014 because I felt alone. I thought I was the only Mom who was losing her mind on a daily basis. Here is my story:
I had been sick for months always being sent away as the picture of health. I finally demanded an endoscopy and what they found turned my world upside down. At 34 years old with three children under the age of 8, I was faced with my own mortality. While sitting in bed crying a week before the surgery I took inventory of my life. I had married my soulmate and was blessed with three children, but I had not left my mark on this world. I had gotten lost after becoming a Mom. I was no longer me, I had no idea who I was. After my surgery I awoke to three amazing words. My husband leaned over and said, “It’s not cancer.” At that moment I vowed to find myself and make my mark. I started blogging in October of 2014 and I created a That’s Inappropriate for parents just like me.
In three years the community has grown to just shy of 1 million followers across all channels. I strive to help parents thrive instead of survive. I think that most women tend to lose themselves after having kids. They either didn’t know who they were before they had them, or they got lost in the trenches of parenting. I want all women to know that they are Moms not Martyrs. You need to know who you are in order to be the best Wife, Mom, Sister, Friend you can be. Putting yourself first at times does not make you selfish. My mission is to educate parents about choosing their battles in life and helping women find themselves. As a parenting and women’s empowerment expert I strive to help every parent I can. My journey through illness and self-discovery has given me the insight necessary be able to help others. I released my book Scoop The Poop in Nov. 2016 and it was a #1 new release in Parenting and Humor. I have traveled to conferences to speak on parenting, women’s empowerment, and how I created a business while juggling marriage and raising three kids. Join me in the Hot Mess Express Community for Perfectly Imperfect Parents.