Author Archives: Shelby Reese

Easy Weekday Dinner

This feeds a family of 4 with some leftovers! Chicken and Rice Casserole INGREDIENTS -About 1.5 lbs of chicken thighs (thighs are cheap and very tender) -1 can cream of mushroom soup -1 packet of onion soup & dip mix -4 cups of brown rice -Fill the empty can of mushroom twice with water DIRECTIONS…

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School Lunches

We keep it simple, which makes school lunch cost-effective for our household. Our second grader regularly enjoys sandwiches, leftovers, and Lunchables. Sandwich lunch- includes fruit, cheese stick, chips, desert We buy bulk as much as possible. And everything but wow butter and Frigo cheese sticks we purchase the Sam’s Club Members mark brand or United…

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To celebrate the amazing things being done at United Regional, we’re inviting you to join us April 6-12 in celebrating #ChildrensHospitalsWeek! Here are some remarkable ways the generous donations in 2019 are being used at United Regional. $0.45 of every dollar raised went to equipment – fetal monitors, vein viewers, photo light therapy and a…

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As you know, spring break is now three weeks long. And I, for one, do not want my little guy to backtrack on his reading skills. So we are reading A LOT! I am reading out loud, dad is reading out loud, we are watching celebrities read out loud, and of course, our first grader…

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Breastfeeding and pumping can have a way of making me feel a little like a cow or milk machine. I think it is helpful to have a breast pump on hand. A pump can help to increase your milk supply, return to work, relax, and even offer you freedom from doing all of those night…

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Road Trip

This past fall, my family visited Tulsa, Oklahoma, for our son’s birthday. The drive was an easy 3.5 hours. There was not any traffic like you would experience going to Dallas. This road trip was in the top three of our son’s birthdays. He so enjoyed staying in the hotel. Just being in a new…

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My Worst Day As A Mom

It starts before the sunrises, and it ends in exhaustion and frustration. I wake up at 4 am to pump liquid gold (breast milk) then write out an unrealistic to-do list. But at that moment I feel like everything HAS to get done. Frankly, I can’t go grocery shopping, complete the laundry, clean the house…

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I stumble upon this app during a late-night with my now five-month-old. Being a parent is hard, and finding like-minded individuals who are in a similar stage of life is even harder. I find it especially tricky to balance the isolation of a baby-centric schedule, marriage, siblings, and existing friends. Nonetheless, many moms do not…

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The day I became a mama and the day it happened again. Both of my children were born on the 23rd of the month. And as cliche as it may be that very moment they arrived and the minutes later snuggled up on my chest, those are some of my most treasured moments of life.…

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