Author Archives: Shelby Reese

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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Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up soon (Tuesday, May 8) and if you are like me, I am always at a loss for what to get my kiddo’s teacher. I am sure teachers receive many mugs and lotions over the years, so I like to try and get something useful. This year, I turned to…

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Feeling Short on Time? Me Too.

Many of my friends, family members, co-workers tend to be busy. Very busy. I’ve heard them talk about how busy they are, and how far behind they have fallen in their workload. I have felt overwhelmingly busy at times. I am a wife, mother, marketing professional for a Wichita Christian School, volunteer…the list goes on.…

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Caffeine = Mom Juice

I drink a lot of caffeine in different ways. After all, I am a little human chaser. Personally, I have a Dr. Pepper problem. To be specific? About four (plus) cans a day. Kicking the green cans (pure cane sugar) cold turkey is hard! I have tried a few dozen times. My efforts of kicking…

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  I recently had the opportunity to sit down with my colleague, Julie Foster, Secondary Principal of Wichita Christian School, and get some feedback on issues facing parents and students in high school. According to her, “One of the biggest hurdles a junior or senior high school student will face is completing scholarships for college.”…

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