Author Archives: Shelby Reese

Review: Le Tote For The Win!

Subscriptions are everywhere now. You can have dinners, groceries, hand picked clothes, and so much more shipped to your door every month. I have tried many clothing subscriptions like Stitch Fix. Well I just tried Le Tote. This is my review: So what is Le Tote? It’s a clothing rental service. You pay a monthly…

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Summer Break Update

Summer fun is almost done. In one week school starts, and boy have we stayed busy this summer! Which is why I have been MIA. I have documented most of it. Check out the photos: Movie date Butterfly watching/searching at Riverbend Nature Center Hanging out at After Hours Artwalk Enjoying our first trolley ride Visiting…

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More Than a One Word Answer

I don’t know about your children, but my five-year-old is not really into school. And to get more than one word out of him after the school day has been a work-in-progress.   Every day it’s the same thing. Our conversation always went like this… Me: How was your day? Oaklee: Good. Me:  What was…

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Review: Incredibles 2

I am a geek! Phew, glad we got that out of the way. I am also forever in love with Disney movies. I think it has a lot to do with the multiple films Disney pumped out to 90’s kids. So, naturally, the opening night of “Incredibles 2” my son and I experienced the sequel…

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Graduations and Growth

As this year’s graduates walk the stage, I watched with a renewed attention.   In May 2031, Oaklee will walk the ‘big’ stage.  This year he walked across the stage as a preschool graduate. Y’all let’s take a moment for every mom whose baby is growing quicker than they realized.   So much of what I thought I knew…

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Childhood Dream Job

As a kid, I was often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I imagined up many occupations and daydreamed of being a public servant.   What career did you dream of having? If the romantics of being a dragon tamer or a superhero excited you at one point, you realized that…

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Tech You Later, Read Now

Screen time is on the rise among children. They are spending less time reading and more time playing on a device, and it feels like the screens just keep multiplying! Right now in my living room, four glowing monitors are simultaneously being watched by different family members. Sometimes I struggle to balance screen and reading…

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Nature Sun Catcher Craft

Today I choose to slow down, and appreciate the beauty around me. So I sat outside on the back porch which really I don’t  do enough and I just looked around me. Let me tell you it is beautiful. Right now everything is green and vibrant in our backyard. It reminded me of the day…

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This Summer, Choose Adventure.

School is OUT for summer! Typing that… Alice Cooper is singing out in my head. And like many parents, I have been mulling over what type of care my child should have while I am working. And I worry more about his experiences. I want my future Kindergartener’s mind to stay sharp, social skills continually…

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Family Night

Can you remember the last time your family had a night in together? A night that did not have a scheduled practice, meeting, volunteer hours, or even a grocery trip. Once a week we strive to have a night like that.   So what does it take to make it happen? It takes tons of coordination…

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