Meg St-Esprit

Meg St-Esprit, M. Ed. is a freelance journalist based in Pittsburgh, where she lives with her husband, four children, and way too many pets. Meg is a freelance writer for Romper and Scary Mommy. She covers wellness, education, mental health, family travel, and trends for both publications.

Meg has a Master of Education in Counseling and Development with a K-12 School Counseling certification from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Prior to launching her journalism career, Meg worked for the state of Pennsylvania as both a service coordinator and developmental specialist for children ages 0-3 in IDEA Part C Special Education programming. She has also worked as a therapist for children and teenagers and has visited over 800 families in their homes to help them navigate challenges including neurodiversity, developmental delays, and foster care and adoption issues.

Meg’s work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, and more. In her hometown of Pittsburgh, she writes for most of the local outlets and is an active member of the media community.

When Meg isn’t writing, she’s probably camping. Meg and her family are passionate about travel — especially affordable family travel — and love to hit the road regularly. Find Meg around a campfire in the woods, or on social media.

Meg St-Esprit

Personal Stories

“It Shouldn’t Be Like This:” 7 Moms On Navigating Kids & Weight At The Doctor’s Office

What it’s like to have those conversations with pediatricians when you’re at the top of the growth curve.


12 Earth Day Songs To Sing With Your Little Climate Activists

Every good deed deserves the perfect playlist.

Earth Day

13 Earth Day Poems That Will Inspire Your Kids To Love & Respect Nature

These sweet sonnets and haikus are the perfect odes to nature.

Baby Names

These 30 Names Are Just Right For Your Taurus Baby Girl

If you’re looking for an astrologically appropriate name.


33 Sweet Instagram Captions to Announce Your Baby Girl

Whether you find out on the ultrasound table or in the delivery room, that first announcement deserves the perfect caption.

Zoom School

The Kindergartners Of 2020 Share What They Remember About The Pandemic

What do America’s tiniest students recall about that switch to Chromebooks at the dining room table three years ago?

Who Do You Trust?

East Palestine Parents Are Looking For Answers — They're Finding Misinformation

As they try to keep their kids safe in a vacuum of trust, desperate Ohio parents turn to Facebook groups and TikToks.


I Had Bariatric Surgery & Can Say The New AAP Guidelines Will Harm Kids

While I do not necessarily regret my surgery, I regret every single negative comment and shaming stereotype that led up to it.


Weed Moms Are Changing The Culture Around Marijuana

Move over, wine moms?

Time To Talk About It

How To Talk To Your Kids About Porn (Because Yes, You Have To)

Kids have access to hypersexualized imagery from a very young age and the way you help them frame what they're seeing can make all the difference.


50 Warm & Wise Quotes About Blended Families

Get the tissues ready, because these sayings get it just right.


Is Sam’s Club Open On Thanksgiving? You Should Probably Plan Ahead

Thanksgiving is definitely the time to buy in bulk.


Is Walmart Open on Thanksgiving 2022? Here's The Deal

For all your last-minute needs.


When Can You Have Sex After Giving Birth?

Timing is not everything.


15 Ideas To Decorate A Wagon For Halloween

From elaborate DIY options to an easy solution on Target shelves, wagons are taking center stage this Halloween.

Prenatal Health

Can Sex Prevent Preeclampsia? You Might Be Surprised

In some cases, it may help.


Herbs To Avoid During Pregnancy

These common botanicals can be dangerous.

Kids Are Creepy

Is Your Kid’s Obsession With Death & Gore Normal?

There's a pretty logical reason why so many little kids are obsessed with death, actually.


20 Infant Halloween Costumes For The Tiniest Trick-Or-Treaters

Even if they’re flat on their back in a stroller, they’ll be ~festive~.


Is It Safe To Take Benadryl While Breastfeeding? An Expert Explains

Why it might be risky, and the best alternatives.