Blogger, Retail Development Specialist, Mother, & Former Television Star
EP 005: Representing the Real You
Meghan King Edmonds loves to love, and has a huge capacity to love. As a blogger, influencer, star of The Real Housewives of Orange County and individual brand, her honest perspective of living in the public eye reminds us to adhere to the tried and true saying, “never judge a book by the cover”. Today, she talks about her honest and humorous approach to family life and motherhood, how she handles online criticism, and the way she decides what brands she wants to promote. She then opens up about her own journey in mental health, and what others can do to live an authentic and unapologetic life.
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
● The aspects of motherhood that Meghan finds most rewarding, even with all its challenges.
● What having twins is really like, and the ways of both double the pleasure and double the work that surprise Meghan emotionally and physically on a daily basis.
● How Meghan and her husband Jimmy stay balanced and in sync while juggling both of their busy careers.
● Meghan’s love of community, where women support each other and everyone pitches in.
● How Meghan decides which brand she is going to attach her face and image to.
● The way Meghan turned her love of blogging into a lucrative business venture.
● Her no-nonsense approach to putting yourself out there, even when it’s not easy to face the criticism.
● How she handles the “trolls”, and rises above their negativity.
● They key lessons motherhood has taught Meghan, and her journey through depression.
● Why getting help for depression and emotional issues is courageous, and the ways Meghan talks openly about her mental health.
● How she decided to appear on The Real Housewives of Orange County, and the gifts and opportunities that came with the show.
● The three most important values Meghan feels are important to leave a positive and meaningful legacy.
● “It doesn’t mean you can’t be independent if you support help. It does take a village to raise a child.”
● “I try to do what feels right, and stay true to myself.”
● “Whatever your passion is, stay true to that.”
● “Happiness always means success.”
● “It’s okay to verbalize your thoughts and feelings. That’s empowering.”
● “I literally read The Book of Mormon as I’m pumping at 2 am.”