I am Megan Kelly, the creator behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl (4-years old) and Eli (1-year old), and local business owner of Dr. Design. I live on copious amounts of coffee, spend my free time listening to podcasts while I garden or journal, and really enjoy baking fresh treats for my family. On the weekends, you’ll likely find me exploring our local city, looking for new family-friendly places for our kids, but that’s only if I am not already shouting at the soccer on TV. I support Tottenham and enjoy pretending to know what I am doing in the Fantasy League, but really I am just in it for the laughs. 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 initially 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!