Author Archives: Shelby Reese

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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Childcare – It Takes A Village

At one point or another, every parent searches for credible, safe childcare for their precious little one(s). I find this task to be daunting, time-consuming, and eye-opening. It is like an interview for the person or center that will do more than keep your child alive. I start the process by asking friends and family…

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My family is now bigger. In July we were blessed with an 8lbs 06 oz beauty with a head full of hair. Babies come in their own time. AJ was two weeks early, and truthfully I was a little thrown off that she didn’t arrive closer to her due date. I’m a planner that loves…

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Photo Credit: Park Ave Prints on Etsy   The words joy, aches, blessings, and occasional pains all come to my mind- in regards to my pregnancy. If you’ve ever been pregnant, you are already familiar with the symptoms such as nausea, back pain, and fatigue that are all common health concerns among pregnant women. During…

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Baby Registry Essentials

There is so much that goes into having a baby. In about 100 days baby AJ will make an appearance. I did not really know what I would need with my firstborn, and now as an ‘experienced’ mom of a six-year-old, I have put together a must-have baby list for the second time around.  …

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