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.
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Time To Talk About It
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