About Megan

by Craig on December 26, 2008

in About Megan


Welcome to the Half-Pint House. I’m Megan and I’ve been keeping this half-pint house since 2003. In blog years this makes me about 256.

I sum myself up pretty much like this:

  • Jesus Follower
  • Wife
  • Mama
  • Freelance Writer
  • Occasional Crafter
  • Hybrid Homeschooler
  • Mary Poppins Wannabe

Jesus Follower:
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was concieved by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He decended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from where he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the ressurection of the body; and the life everlasting.


I’ve been married to Craig since December of 1996 – exactly one week after I graduated from college. This is because my dad looked me in the eye right before my freshman year and said, “I will pay for your college education, but you have to finish. You can’t get married until you graduate.” Okay.

Craig is the Mulder to my Scully. He’s the thinker behind Second Drafts and the editor of my own very rough drafts. An online dating service would never have matched us up, but that’s what makes life so interesting. Right? And infuriating. And good. For better and for worse. With or without you.

Amen and amen.

Craig and I have four great kids. Really, we do. They aren’t perfect, but whew! Can you imagine how hard it would be to live with four perfect children? All my flaws magnified even more than they currently are? No thanks. They are sweet girls, learning through living. We are heading full force into the tween/teen years and we’re hoping we make it out alive at the end.

Amen and amen and amen.

Freelance Writer:
I think this title is so funny. I defined this elsewhere as “I write for Lance for free.”

Pretty much.

I am part of the God’s World Publications writing team. I write bi-weekly for WORLDMag.com on family and/or educaiton and pitch in occasionally on some God’s World News sections.

I’d love to do more of this elsewhere. Email me at [halfpinthouse at gmail dot com] to talk more about it.

Occasional Crafter:
I am an occasional crafter. By occasional I mean that I love to sew and enjoy making some cute things for my shop. But I also have all of the above things going on as well as the things you will see below. This means I don’t get to craft all the time. So I get to do it occasionally.

Hybrid Homeschooler:
We have homeschooled our four girls all the way through until this year. This year we made the decision to put our two oldest in a nearby trusted Christian school. The younger two continue to be homeschooled. But I’m a firm believer that no matter where they attend school, they will continue to do the bulk of their learning at home.

Mary Poppins Wannabe:
Y’all, I know I can give off the impression online that I have it all together. It simply isn’t true. I do NOT have it all together, though I really wish I did. I’m a Jill-of-all-trades, but master of only one at a time. I can’t keep up with absolutely everything I both need and want to do absolutely all the time.

Not. possible.

Why the blog?
I write to preserve a tiny piece of our family. I don’t really think blogs will be around by the time my kids are in their 30’s and might care what I had to say while I’m in mine, but I will eventually hit “print all” four times and close the shop for good.

Until then, though, I type away, processing our own version of the simple and profound, chronicling my own process of attempting to walk in the way of the redeemed, taking full advantage of what I know to be a truly amazing free gift of grace. 

Sheena Strain November 13, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Hi Megan,
(feel free to delete this comment afterwards, I looked for your email but couldn’t see it.)
Anyhow, this is kind of random but I recently bought a new vacuum cleaner and today it popped into my head that a long while back you had been asking for suggestions about getting a new one? Maybe it was not you, if not please forgive me for rambling on like a crazy woman :0)
I’ve been married for 12 years and have always had terrible vacuum cleaners, we even had a Dyson in the UK (not cheap) that didn’t live up to the hype. All the others have been cheap and pretty rubbish.
I saved up recently and bought a Miele Polaris S4212 (see Amazon and read the reviews) and it’s hands down my favourite gadget of all time. It’s lightweight, makes hardly any noise and works very, very well. It is pricey ($400) but it works a treat. I see you have a little doggy so you might want to go for the next model up that has a turbo brush.
Hope that might help if your current model stops working
Sheena Strain

Tricy November 1, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Megan, you are such an inspiration. I just read your article on Girl Scouts…amazed & blown away. For those of us that can’t afford to stay home and home school- I salute you Megan!

online cd key store January 10, 2012 at 6:44 am

Nice one..The poster is looking amazing..I like to read your blogs,its just amazing and its content are good to read..

The Fairy Hobmother April 17, 2012 at 6:37 am

Hi Megan,
I’m the Fairy Hobmother, spreading light and joy throughout the blogosphere, and your blog is in the crosshairs of my magic wand…
I tried to find an e-mail address to contact you, but my magic must be taking a day off today!
Please drop me an e-mail if you can and I might be able to send some joy your way!

Elizabeth January 4, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Hi Megan,
I have been trying over the last 15 minutes to find an email, but I gave up. Please, send an email, from what I can see there are a lot of people who want to talk to you in another way than blog posting….Hope to hearing from you soon. You seem the kind of woman that I could make a close penfriend. It’s wonderful to chat with people from all over the world! By the way, I live in Greece.

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