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About

Hi there! I’m Meg,
a bilingual therapist with interior design experience and a thing for cash wallets.

I'm a former preschool teacher who learned how to pay off my student loans and transform my own home all while living on a budget!
I'm also a petite Irish Mexican-American who thinks in English, but cusses in Spanish.

MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO, THE serious VERSION

Megan Magdaleno
(also known as Meg Mag) is a clinical trauma therapist, who provides consultation through therapy resources and online courses. She's the founder of The House of Mag lifestyle blog, and Friendly Reminder, an online shop that promotes financial, mental, and spiritual well-being for adults and children. As she continues to work towards financial wholeness, she hopes to soon publish children's books that teach emotional intelligence and helps stop the cycle of generational trauma.

SUPER FUN
FACTS

NOW FOR THE juicy STUFF

01

God, family, work. In that order. I take my faith seriously - it inspires me not to take myself
too seriously. 

02

My grandparents helped raise me. They taught me how to speak Spanish. Mister Rogers taught me how to speak English. 

03

I used to want to be a nun. Instead, I went to seminary and studied Biblical Counseling! 

04

Nacho Libre is my favorite movie, and I planned my wedding off it. Taco trucks forever!

ONCE UPON A TIME

I met this boy in 7th grade History class. He's way stronger than me and knows a whole bunch of things I don't. 

I have a really wonderful life, mainly because I married this guy. He's a great baker and cook, and my most faithful behind-the-scenes helper. Statistically, we shouldn't have made it this far. But by the grace of God, we've overcome a lot. Any success or blessing I may find in the future is just the cherry on top because I've really found the funniest, most generous husband ever. We're proof that opposites attract, and people really can survive long-distance dating! 

Fun Fact: At age 14, this guy rode his bike 5 miles (with one flat tire and no seat) over to my house. His dad caught him sneaking out on his ride back home and both of us were grounded for the entire summer of 2003.

My purpose is to love people. 
My goal is to get rich so I can give all my money away. 

It's true: it's better to give than to receive. 

My clothing brand, A Friendly Reminder, is that side hustle that affords the ability to create all kinds of tools for my community. You can wear words of wisdom on my apparel, or glean some goodness from the resources I create that focus on financial literacy and emotional maturity.  

Banjo VHS wolf lumbersexual. Etsy sriracha williamsburg thundercats literally vinyl selfies distillery squid humblebrag. Glossier church-key subway tile squid, artisan. treet art biodiesel echo park man braid.

Street art biodiesel echo park man braid banjo YOLO. Pork belly everyday carry keytar biodiesel, letterpress ennui shoreditch vegan. Banjo VHS wolf lumbersexual. Etsy sriracha williamsburg thundercats.

 Top: The Heat Press that makes all the custom clothing happen. Left, my friend, Ilse, laughing about the summer of 2003 where she couldn't see me either because, again, I was grounded. Right: The typical therapist pose.

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the (other) things

THE QUIZ

Favorite HARDWARE FINISH

Brass forever!  Polished and Antique.

Favorite Finance INFLUENCER

Tiffany Aliche from The Budgetnista

Guilty pleasure

Vanilla Coke with a Snickers

If I had one super power

I'd speak all the languages of the world! 

favorite COPING SKILLS

Making lists! I add things I've already done to my to-do list just so I can cross them out.  

Favorite Weekend pastime

Antique & thrift shopping with an iced coffee

can't live without

My Aveeno Lotion & Burts Bees Chapstick

FAVORITE CELEBRITies RN

Tabitha Brown & Jennifer Garner

HIGH SCHOOL SHOULD TEACH

The real cost of raising kids, meal prep, & basic auto care

CHILDREN'S BOOKs I Love RN

Puppy Mind, Dragons Love Tacos, Al the Pigeon books by Mo Willems

Instagram

Friendly Reminder: 
Social media is not real life.
You can find my internet life 
more of my internet life here: 

@the house of mag