Tell our readers all about yourself?

I am Megan Kelly. I am the blogger behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl and Eli, and local business owner providing digital marketing solutions. I live on copious amount of coffee, can be bribed with chocolate, and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.

What is the main mission of your blog and what content can they expect to find there?

My blog is a South African beauty, parenting, and lifestyle blog that aims to be a convenient one-stop platform, where you can catch up on the latest beauty launches, parenting tips, and lifestyle trends. I strive to develop content that is real, unique, and relevant, by offering resource guides, articles, reviews and much more. My blog is the result of my professional passion for digital marketing, life as a working mom, and a beauty addiction that will far exceed most. With my trusty cup of coffee in hand, I share the realities of life, with the hope of creating a community.

What is your greatest passion?

Growing – I feel like we’re too quick to settle. Life is so short and fragile, so I want to make the most of it.

What or who inspires you to live your best life?

It’s a cliché, but my kids are my biggest inspiration to do more, see more and be more. It was only after having them that I discovered my biggest inspirations and passions, they are my driving forcing, constantly pushing me to be present and experience the beauty of life.

Where can we find you in your spare time?

Whether I have free time or not, you can always find me with my boys – I work, play and breathe motherhood from the comfort of my home. We spend any spare time taking them out to see new places and love discovering new thigs to do.

How do you get balance in your life?

I sleep less to do more 😉 At the moment, I am in a really crazy space where I am juggling what feels like 3 full-time jobs, motherhood and everything in between so the nights are short and the days are long but I am enjoying the challenge.

What “rules” do you live by?

Be kind. Always.

What three things could you not live without?

  1. Coffee – I don’t get much sleep these days, so am thankful for my first cup every morning
  2. My camera – I love capturing special moments shared by my sons.
  3. Moisturizer – I can’t handle dry skin and apply moisturizer to my face at least 2-3 times a day.

TOP 3 recommendations for the mommies reading this post?

  1. Be gentle and kind to yourself – you’re doing the best you can!
  2. Don’t be afraid to put your phone down – you don’t have to try capture every little moment, rather be present and take in that moment; the smells, sounds, and sights, because before you know it, it’ll be over,
  3. Your child won’t care about the car that you drove or whether you live in a mansion. They care about you and need you as a guardian to protect them, a teacher to guide them and a mother to nurture them.

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