March 23, 2023 / Mom &… Podcast Episode 112 / Guest: Meredith Ethington

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Show Summary:

As we say in the intro to this episode, if you hang out on social media at all, you’ve probably laughed at something Meredith has posted. Her brand, Perfection Pending, is all about connecting with other parents around the realities – and absurdities – of life with children. Being a grown up and raising not-so-grown people is not easy, y’all.

We talked about her upcoming book, Mother Load, and how she wrote it through her depression. The conversation delves into dealing with mental health, from getting help to accepting and loving ourselves. We also talk about the nuts and bolts of writing, going back to school, and running over a cat. You just have to listen for more about that. 

Topics From This Episode:

  • Writing
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Anxiety and Anger connection (
  • Toxic positivity
  • Social media
  • Binaural beats to help with focus
  • Scheduling writing time
  • Finding the right publisher
  • Writing as therapy
  • Seeking help for mental illness
  • Miracle cat
  • Societal pressure on moms
  • Going back to school

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More About Meredith Ethington:

Meredith Ethington is a mother, author, and founder of the Perfection Pending blog, which presents mothers with encouragement, humor, and heart. Her debut book, Mom Life: Perfection Pending was published through Absolute Love Publishing and debuted online as the #1 choice in the motherhood category. She is the co-owner and editor at, and in 2017, Meredith was honored as the BlogHer Voices of The Year Award Winner for her piece on mental health, “Why I Take The Pill.”

Meredith resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, and you can find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where she encourages mothers to laugh at themselves and admit that while parenting is the best thing ever, it’s also the hardest job on earth.

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Musical Notes

Our delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

Transcript is auto-generated by a robot. Apologies in advance for misspellings or errors.