I’m Meg, the founder of Lucie’s List and Edamommy Publishing, Inc. I have two crazy girls, Lucie (6) and Alice (4).
My heart is in the South, where I grew up, but my soul is here in San Francisco (the San Francisco Bay, that is).
I went to Georgia Tech undergrad and got a degree-I-never-used in Industrial Engineering. I later went to the University of Florida to get an MBA in Real Estate Finance. After the market collapsed in ’08, I got pregnant with Lucie and everything changed forever.
At the time, I had NO CLUE what I needed, let alone what to expect during pregnancy, labor & delivery, and infancy. After a miserable pregnancy (complete with hyperemesis gravidarum and all), failing to properly latch my baby to the breast, dealing with postpartum pain, buying overpriced strollers, and struggling through sleep training, I vowed to tell everyone the *secrets* that nobody told me. You know, the stuff that no one talks about (but should).
I created this site and weekly email newsletter, a.k.a. “Crib Notes,” so others could learn from my mistakes — and maybe have a laugh or two along the way. The email newsletter distills the overwhelming mountain of information into weekly, bite-size chunks and are delivered exactly when needed. Thanks to our 360,000+ amazing subscribers, this entrepreneurial escapade has morphed into an incredibly rich and diverse parenting community (join us on FB!).
In short, I tried to make the kind of site that I would have found useful as a clueless new mom. You know — all the sh*! that nobody told me?? I’m telling YOU.
Please leave me a comment or drop me a line.
Thank you for your support!!
Melissa Kresser, Right Hand Woman
Hi Mamas! My name is Melissa and I am Meg’s right hand woman. I answer your questions and help you get the information you need. I help manage the list of subscribers and deal with any subscriber issues. I also sort through and research all of the newest juvenile products, keep our content up-to-date and help Meg write and edit new articles.
I love what I do because I believe that it takes a village to raise a child and every new mama needs a little help.
I live in San Diego with my husband, Jon, and our super energetic and lovable son, Jackson.
Heather Reed, Social Media Manager
Heather Reed is a single mother of two boys, miraculously managing to live in the San Francisco Bay Area without turning to drugs or petty street crime.
She doesn’t eat meat, but she’s totally fine if you do.
Heather is the founder of Monkey Bars, an online eco children’s boutique (formerly brick-and-mortar store, in Alameda, CA), and has years of experience in juvenile products. She is also our green/eco-lifestyle guru, but not in the douchey hipster sort of way.
When not posting superfluously on Facebook, she can be found begrudgingly bringing her children to various extracurricular activities and cooking in other people’s fancy kitchens. In addition to being named Mother-of-the-Year 11+ years running, she enjoys daytime baths, inappropriately long Netflix binges, and being that mom on her phone at the park.
Don’t worry: she’s working.
If you have something funny or informative you’d like her to share on social media, shoot her an email.
Annette Parrent, Twins Correspondent
Hola! I am Annette and I live in the Chicagoland area with my husband Ryan, our identical twin girls, Annette (yes, named after me – she is the 4th Annette) and Payton — they are just about to turn one! Oh yeah, and our emo cat, Oscar.
I was very excited to find out that I was pregnant. At 10 weeks, when they couldn’t find a heartbeat, the midwife asked an OB to do an internal ultrasound. That’s when we learned, “There is the baby, oh, and there is the other one!!!” —- WAIT WHATTTT?! — we planned for one baby, but not two!
So far, we are surviving thanks to the tips we received from other MOM’s (mother of multiples) and learning along the way.
I wanted to help others facing a similar shock and inform you of the things that I had to research for hours/days to find out. So stay tuned, I have twin secrets to share! In the meantime, you can start by reading the Twins page — and be sure to subscribe to the newsletter and select “Twins+” on the subscription form.
Giveaways and Samples
Would I like to review your product? … Maybe!
I always want to share the latest and greatest products with my audience, but please understand when it comes to reviews, I call it as I see it. Therefore, I cannot promise a favorable review for any product nor can I ship samples back to you.
If I like your product, I will eagerly share it with my audience (I might even do a video review!); if I don’t, I’ll keep mum (i.e., I’m not going to write a bad review, I just won’t review it at all). Deal?
To get in touch, please email Melissa.
Advertising and PR
I’m not currently offering advertising, sorry. It takes too much away from the user experience.
PR people, I love you but I don’t care if a celebrity is using your product. Especially if it is Kim Kardashian (this may actually count against you, in fact). However, I do want to know you and get product updates, so please keep in touch.
If you’d like to contact me for any reason (other than to sue me), please email my peeps. If you want to sue me, please call 415-555-5555.
I’m sorry, we cannot offer sleep or feeding advice to individuals (there are just too damn many of you!). But I still love you.
Meg is a former CPST (Child Passenger Safety Technician) who published a top-selling travel eBook called Flying with Baby. She lives in Alameda, CA with her husband, Rich; two daughters, Lucie (6) and Alice (4); and dog-that-never-gets-walked, Sugar.