January 1, 2020, was Chandler’s and my 10th wedding anniversary, and we have now been together 14.5 years. We met when I was in 8th grade and Chandler was in 7th grade. He was my first boyfriend — although I was NOT his first girlfriend, ha! I dumped him during the summer between middle school … More Our Story: The Hardest Year of Our Marriage
I went into motherhood with no expectations for myself as it related to breastfeeding and/or pumping. I decided I’d give it a try, but if it didn’t work for me or for Brecken, that would be that. First of all, I don’t think we do a good job of prepping women for what this is … More Our Story: My Breastfeeding Journey
I’ve had several people ask me to talk more in depth about Chandler’s and my journey to becoming parents in light of discovering as an adult that I carried a genetic disease. Part of this story was shared on the Mom Who Works Instagram page, which I highly recommend following. Full story below: I am … More Our Story: How Carrying a Genetic Disease Impacted Us Becoming Parents
In order for me to feel good about launching The Back-Up Parent, there are some truths I need to address. The whole goal of me launching this blog is to offer a perspective that is not widely discussed: Enforced gender norms have created a world where mom can’t be the back-up parent and dad can’t … More Acknowledging My Privilege
So, how does a self-proclaimed back-up parent who didn’t even really want kids to begin with end up with one? I think people assume I gave into society or gender norms. Or that my husband expected it of me and I obliged. But none of that is true. Let me tell you the story. My … More Our Story: So, How Did I Even End up with a Kid to Begin With?
Hi there. I’m Megan Radford, aka Meg Rad. I’m a marketing exec in OKC. I’ve worked my ass off to have the career I have, and it’s an integral part of who I am. I’m also wife to my engineer husband, Chandler, and mom to our 1-year-old, Brecken (and our 9-year-old puggle, Roma). In my … More Meet Megan, the Back-Up Parent