Megan Roggendorff

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Megan and her husband and two kids happily live, play, eat, sleep, and basically do everything else on the island that is East Nashville. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at Street Theatre Company, and she occasionally moonlights as an actress. You can visit her brutally honest (and often vulgar) blog, outofkadesh.com, if you want way too much information about her and her family.

8 Possibly Attainable New Year’s Resolutions

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Another year comes to a close, and in celebration, I find myself in bed by 9:45pm, nursing the last of my whisky lemonade and realizing all I have to show for the last year...

Nine Totally Useful Tips on How to Entertain “the “Kids” (aka YOU) This Summer

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I know what you’re thinking. “Oh, snap! It’s summer! What on earth am I gonna do with my tiny humans for two whole months!?” You are undoubtedly going to be inundated with fun things to do around...

I Took a Trip By Myself — and I Didn’t Miss My Kids!

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I finally unpacked my suitcase. It sat on my bedroom floor for a week and a half and I kept going into it for all my essentials. Now, I do have two small children...

Thoughts on Perfect Parenting — from an Imperfect Mom

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I am an imperfect mom. Like all parents, I have my good moments—even some exceptional ones, but I also have my bad moments—moments that revisit me when I’m trying to fall asleep at night and...

Birds and Bees — Having the Sex Talk with Your Kids

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A few weeks ago at the park, I overheard a mom ask a friend what she thought of using the word “vagina” with her kids. My (somewhat judgmental, I admit) ears perked up as...

Totally Useful Tips on Surviving a Stomach Bug

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It’s that cold, dreary time of year when stomach viruses are looking for a warm new home—and inevitably find that inside my children’s digestive systems. Oh, is that a gross visual? I’m sorry. I...

Teach Our Sons No — Beyond the Rape Whistle

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Whenever anyone asks her what she wants to be when she grows up, my three-year-old daughter says “I want to be a mom.” I’ve tried to tell her she can be a mom AND...

10 Tips to Successfully Meal Plan — Without Being Boring!

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Remember, when you were young and kid-free, deciding at 6:45pm where you wanted to go out to dinner? (Don’t you want to go back in time and kick that person?!) My husband and I...

Save Me—I’m a Soccer Mom!

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Last year, I decided we should introduce some kind of sports to our five-year-old. It goes entirely against my theatrical personality, and my husband’s nerdy one—as neither of us has a sporty bone in our...

A Mind of Her Own: Raising a Girl in a Man’s World

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My three and a half year old daughter, donning her best Princess Leia dress (just a regular dress, only two sizes too big) and rain boots, muddy from stomping in the creek, made her...