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Meghan Ward

I'm a freelance writer and book editor represented by Andy Ross of the Andy Ross Literary Agency. You can read an excerpt of my memoir, Paris On Less Than $10,000 A Day, and visit my website for more info about me.

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I was abducted by aliens

After posting “10 Reasons to Start Blogging” on Sunday, June 21, I went to bed as usual, around 11 p.m., My Salinger Year in hand, and quickly dozed off. I dreamt that night that small alien beings had crawled into my bed, planted probes in my brain, and surgically implanted transmitters beneath my skin that [...]

Fashion Model Moms: How will you raise your daughters?

Sorry for the absence this month. After completing a big editing job, I spent last week planning field trips, coloring and hiding eggs, and designing scavenger hunts. This week the kids were on spring break, so I decided—in addition to having them home all week—that I would paint half the interior of the house. Mission [...]

Why I Hate Princesses

My three-year-old daughter refuses to wear pants. She will only wear dresses, and they almost always have to be pink. She adores Cinderella, Beauty (what she calls “Belle” from Beauty and the Beast), and Tinkerbell. Her favorite pastime is to dress up in a tutu and dance around the living room to the sounds [...]

The Importance of Sitting on the Floor

Happy Thanksgiving! May everyone get their fill of turkey or Tofurkey and stuffing and sweet potatoes and family love (or dysfunction) and then take a big long nap before getting up for seconds. Also don’t forget to test your world hunger IQ so a hungry child can have a filling meal, too. It only takes [...]