• Giveaway: $25 to Bath & Body Works® Ends January 20

    Giveaway: $25 to Bath & Body Works® Ended!

    3AM Mea is giving away one Bath & Body Works® gift card, valued at $25.00, to one randomly-chosen winner who clicks on the Rafflecopter link and enters below. The prize chosen is the exact gift card in the above…

    January 7, 2018
  • And, So, She Writes...Part 2

    And, So, She Writes…Part 2

    Writing has always given me a solace from life stresses. As a child, prior to learning the lovely scrawl my mother had perfected that I came to know as cursive handwriting, I would scribble loops…

    December 31, 2017
  • And, So, She Writes...Part 1

    And, So, She Writes…Part 1

    It was all a dream  In March 2016, I ran an idea by my husband. He holds a reliable grounded rationality that I treasure. I wasn’t actively writing fiction or nonfiction at the time, but was experiencing some sad withdrawal symptoms…

    December 27, 2017
  • A Very Mea Christmas

    A Very Mea Christmas

    As a child, Christmastime was always a huge deal in our home. For starters, my mother has a fabulously festive personality; she is easily excitable and wears a naturally giving aura, which makes for…

    December 24, 2017
  • The Emperor's New Underwear
    Kids↹Leisure Reading / TV

    The Emperor’s New Underwear

    We potty-trained Jrue over Memorial Day Weekend 2016 using the 3-Day Potty Method, a systematic approach that mostly involves no bottom-wearing on day 1 and no diaper- or underwear-toting on days 2 and 3. The idea was to rid Jrue of the…

    December 20, 2017
  • That Parental Rubbernecking

    That Parental Rubbernecking

    We have all experienced a rubbernecking moment. There, on the roadway, is a police cruiser on the scene of a new accident, responding to the wreck as passing vehicles creep by slowly, drivers physically…

    December 17, 2017
  • Bros or Foes

    Bros or Foes?

    I have a 4-year-old preschooler boy and a 20-month-old toddler girl. They are 2 years and 10 months apart…close enough to be companionate, but spaced enough to be potential rivals. When Jai was born, Jrue was deeply swimming in his own “two-year-old-ness.” The days were spent roaming…

    December 14, 2017
  • Snowfall in Atlanta

    Snowfall in Atlanta

    On Friday, a winter storm warning made its promise. A heavy sprinkle of fat snowflakes descended quickly from the sky in the morning, beginning a definitive accumulation on lawns and cars and kids at bus stops in a few minutes.…

    December 10, 2017
  • Johnny and Papa Meet Mama
    Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

    Johnny and Papa Meet Mama

    There is a toddler song called “Johny Johny Yes Papa” that is often an appendage of a nursery rhyme video cluster that my children watch on YouTube through children’s music provider ChuChu TV. The song lyrics detail a short verbal exchange between a child named…

    December 6, 2017