We had the good fortune of connecting with Meagen Post and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Meagen, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I love this question. I am from a small town just southwest of Houston called El Campo – home of the Ricebirds. It is your typical “Friday Night Lights” small town where you better not get into trouble on Saturday night because everyone will know about it by church on Sunday morning. I played all the sports and participated in extra-curricular activities and clubs throughout junior high and high school. I come from a pretty big family with cousins ranging in ages from two years older than me to eight years old. All of the activities and sports plus family life really made an impression on me throughout my younger years. I learned the importance of working as a team – which is not always as easy at it seems. Whether I’m working with a brand, other influencers, or building relationships with my followers, I always keep the idea of a family in the back of my mind. Families communicate, they disagree, they celebrate, and they encourage each other. This idea of a family is the foundation of ToasttoPost.com and behind every piece of content I create, I am always asking myself, “How will my followers benefit from this?” and “Is this appropriate for my younger cousins (or one day my children) to see?” Now that I’m a Mom, the importance of family has never been stronger.
What should our readers know about your business?
In all honesty, I am nowhere near where I want to be business-wise. Just like any other full time working mama with a blog on the side, finding the time to create and maintain quality blog posts and content is kind of where I’m struggling right now. It is the biggest challenge for me, and through a lot of trial and error, I’m kind of finding what works for me. I started keeping a calendar just for collabs and Instagram posts and that is really helping me stay organized. I’ll right down all of the pictures I need to take, and then block off that time to take them – usually on a Friday afternoon or at some point during the weekend.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I had a bestie coming into town for a weekend, we would for sure hit up River Oaks District for dinner at Le Colonial for dinner on Friday. It is one of my favorite places to dine at. We would walk around and do A LOT of window shopping, because we probably couldn’t afford to actually buy anything in the beautiful stores 🙂 We might pop into Toulouse after dinner for dessert and drinks and call it a night somewhat early. Saturday morning would start with a run at Terry Hershey Park followed by brunch at either Emmaline or Tiny Boxwoods. After brunch, we would make our way to Highland Village to shop until we dropped – J. Crew, Vineyard Vines, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Williams Sonoma, Lilly Pullitzer, and Lulu are some faves. Then we’d make our way back out west to the Katy area to get ready for dinner at one of my favorite local Katy spots, The Oaks. There’s nothing better than enjoying an evening on the back patio and watching the Texas stars. On Sunday, we would get pedicures at Le Magnolia and hit up La Centerra for more shopping and grab a cappuccino at Sweet Paris while the kiddos run around on the green space. Other things I love doing whether in Houston or Katy are finding little events to go – maybe making a floral arrangement or heading even further west to the Fulshear Farmer’s Market.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Being a working mom in corporate America and running ToasttoPost.com on the side, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Emily from TheCorporateMomLifePod and Maria from Confessions_of_a_Corporate_Mom. They have an amazing podcast that I’ve been a guest on (YAY!) and are such great resources for working moms. I also love working with Stacey from WorkWearInspo. She specializes in curating a feed dedicated to working women and showing off all the #workwear.
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