I am the blogger behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl (5-years old) and Eli (1-year old), and local business owner of Dr. Design. I live on copious amounts of coffee, work as a community manager and digital marketer, and spend my free time listening to podcasts and bible journalling. I also enjoy baking fresh treats for my family, exploring our local city, and looking for new family-friendly places for our kids to enjoy. On the weekends, you’ll likely find me shouting at the soccer and showing my support for Tottenham, while pretending to know what I am doing in the Fantasy League. I can be bribed with chocolate and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.
I started blogging in 2013 with the aim of sharing my latest beauty finds with friends and family. A few months later, we welcomed our oldest son, Axl. As I am sure you already know, beauty took a back seat and I was lucky if I managed to brush my teeth let alone shave my legs. I found the inspiration (somewhere between the exhaustion and craziness) to start sharing my own stories and experiences as a first-time parent juggling the life of a work-at-home mom fueled by chocolate, LOTS of caffeine and of course, an undeniable beauty addiction.
Three years later, my husband and I were feeling brave enough to do this parenting thing all over again (man, I think the exhaustion hadn’t yet worn off properly!). This time, welcoming our son, Eli, (yes, we have a thing for 3-letter names) who has reminded me all about the importance of having a good dry shampoo and how to do a full face of makeup in just 5-minutes. While I may seem like I have it all together, I really don’t and most times I am still in my PJs at 3pm trying to avoid the pile of dishes in the kitchen, while I convince myself that I can’t feed my kids nuggets for the fourth time this week.
I was only 19-years-old when I first started blogging and while I had only hoped to share beauty tips with a touch of parenting realness, I realize that like me, my blog has grown and evolved. I now use this platform as an outlet to express myself creatively while also documenting the big and small moments of my life. Sure, I like that I get to test and review new and exciting products but more than that, I really love that I am able to connect with other people just like me!