Megan Phillips

Megan Phillips
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Megan Phillips is a licensed clinical psychologist who owns a private practice that specializes in helping women and moms in Orange County (www.cottonwoodpsychologycenter.com). She is from the Pacific Northwest, but she and her husband decided to escape the rain and move to warm, sunny Southern California in 2012. Since then, she became a mom to a smart and funny little boy and an adorable baby girl. Megan enjoys cooking and taking in the local sights, and she is always up for a fun mommy’s night out.
The Day My baby's Brain Broke

The Day My Baby’s Brain Broke

If you ask my three-year-old why Mommy and Daddy were in the hospital for a week with his sister, he would tell you that the baby's brain is broken. I guess that this is...
“Stefani Germanotta You Will Never Be Famous”

“Stefani Germanotta You Will Never Be Famous”

For those of you who may not know this story, Stefani Germanotta is the given name of the superstar, Lady Gaga. When Stefani was in college at NYU, a group of her classmates made...
COVID-19 househols

Surviving In A Mixed COVID-19 Household

I’m sure you have heard of ethnically, religiously diverse households, right? There are many resources to help families navigate the different traditions and possible conflicts that can come up when two world views join...
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My Child Has ADHD And It Brings Out the Worst in Me

I’m not the mom I want to be. Not even close. And I’m not talking about how I see “perfect” moms on social media and I lament that I can’t “do it all.” Sure,...
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The Last Of The Firsts After Having Three Kids

This week, one of my best friends brought me into her inner world to tell me that she was newly pregnant after years of trying for another baby. I believe I responded with many...
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The NICU Mom Badge: What To Expect If Baby Goes To The NICU

This year, I earned a parenting badge I never wanted. I decided to wear it proudly and talk about it because this badge can be extremely isolating and scary to experience. My baby is...
three is the new two

Three Is The New Two: Adventures In Three Kids, Part I

Have you heard? Three is the new two. I blame Kate Middleton for making having three kids look easy. I’m sure it’s not, but she can do it in heels, so how bad can it...
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My Wish For The Future Of Boyhood in America

Today, my little man turned six. This produced a cascade of feelings because I both miss my tiny baby and I’m eager to watch him grow. Parenthood is so complicated sometimes. My tiny human...

Some Days, I Just Want To Be The Dad

Full disclosure, this post is based on stereotypical gender roles. Also, I should mention that my husband and I have a pretty egalitarian relationship whereby we each do almost exactly half of the kid...
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What Is Up With The PTA?

I’m going to start right off and admit that I’m still a newbie, but so far, the PTA is INTENSE. I joined the PTA before I even had a kid enrolled in the public school...
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Do You Pee When You Cough?

This is a conversation that I had recently on a playground with another mom. "Do you pee when you cough?" She was asking this question with a look of embarrassment on her face because she...
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When “Wine-O-Clock” Hides An Addiction

We’ve all seen the wine-o-clock memes on Facebook. They say things like, “It’s been one of those weeks…pass the wine” with an impressively large wine glass. Or perhaps they say, “If you combine wine...
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In Search Of Dad Friends

Not for me. That would be weird. This is a friendship advertisement for my husband. We all know that every mom needs to find her tribe in order to survive this parenting journey. Once...
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When Will My Kids Eat? (A Question Of Survival)

I’m no biologist, but I’m pretty sure humans are required to consume food to survive. I’m also pretty sure that children need to eat balanced meals to successfully grow up. However, in my household,...

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