Meredith Ethington is an award winning writer, published author, and mom of three kids residing in Salt Lake City, UT. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She began writing in 2007 as a way to document life as a new mom, but quickly realized that she had a passion for writing, and has turned it into her career.
Her blog, Perfection Pending, quickly grew in popularity, and her writing is viewed by hundreds of thousands every day that want to see the real side of motherhood and know that they are not alone.
In February of 2018, Meredith’s debut book, Mom Life: Perfection Pending was published through Absolute Love Publishing and debuted on Amazon as the #1 choice in the motherhood category.
Since that time, she has started a second successful parenting website and is the co-owner and editor at Filterfreeparents.com managing over 300 writers and reaching millions of moms every single day.
In 2017, Meredith was honored at BlogHer as a Voices of The Year Award Winner for her piece on mental health called, Why I Take The Pill solidifying her place as an advocate for ending the mental health stigma. She is currently working on her second book about Motherhood and Mental Health.
Meredith has freelanced for years for popular websites like Scary Mommy, The Huffington Post, Mamalode, Momtastic, Babble, CafeMom and has been published in Parents Magazine. She was also interviewed by The Wall Street Journal because of an article she wrote on friendship. She has been featured many times by The Today.com Parenting team as one of the funniest parents to follow on Facebook.
Meredith currently has a large social media following with over 200,000 followers and has appeared on local television, in newspapers, and magazines.
You can find Meredith on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where she loves to commiserate with other moms who aren’t afraid to share photos of their messy houses, 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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Here’s more from Meredith in her own words:
“There is one thing I know for sure, perfection is something unattainable when you’re a parent. So let’s stop forcing ourselves to be something we’re not.
In addition to writing and being a mom, I try to avoid mopping my floors for as long as possible, and have an ongoing battle with the unfolded laundry that’s always sitting at the foot of my bed.
I write first and foremost because I love it, and it’s my own personal form of therapy. Which means, that sometimes I overshare, and sometimes, I write about the ugly side of parenting. But, writing has helped me find joy in the everyday, and learn to be grateful for all that I have.”