Author Archive | Tessa Shull

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Only Child versus Sibling: How Do They Differ?

Growing up as an only child, I couldn’t complain. There weren’t hand-me-downs or shared bedrooms, and the attention was always on me. As I grew up, however, I began to wonder what the camaraderie of siblings would be like – especially from watching my friends with brothers or sisters. I also wondered how different I […]

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What Happens When Mom Goes To College

When I was in early high school, somewhere around 13 years ago, there was a saying going around. A saying, it seemed, everybody thought was over-the-moon hilarious, but I never really got it. The saying was, “your mom goes to college.” That’s it. No lead in, no joke, just a punch line without an explanation. […]

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Chiropractic- Pregnancy & Kids

Chiropractic: Pregnancy and Kids

There are people who have mixed feelings about chiropractic, and others who may even scoff at the idea, but the truth is I’ve seen a lot of people benefit from it, including myself. And in my experience, the trick has been finding a chiropractor whom you mesh well with and who really knows their stuff.  I’ve […]

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The April Giraffe Fiasco is Finally Over (So, What’s Next?)

The last two months of  many (probably way too many) people’s lives have been filled with live feeds of April the giraffe and a will-she, won’t-she vibe. It seemed like every other day some “expert” or “specialist” was guaranteeing she would go into labor or have her baby soon. And after several weeks of constant trending and […]

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Best Health and Tracking Devices for Moms

Staying on top of health and activity is often one of the first things that falls by the wayside once kids come into the picture. Between taking care of family and working or keeping the home from falling apart, the last thing many moms want to do is manually track their health. Although staying healthy is often […]

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After Mom Passes: What to Expect

Our mothers are the tough, loving, admirable and hard-working women who raised us, defined in so many different ways. The person who nourished and raised us as a baby, rocking and feeding us at all hours of the night. The woman who coaxed us on your first day of school and waited for us as we came off the bus. Someone […]

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This is What ALS Means to a Family

Do you remember the ice bucket challenge? I do. That was about the only thing I remembered in regards to ALS, until winter 2015. ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a nervous system disease that ultimately weakens the muscles and impacts, eventually depleting completely, physical function. With ALS, nerve cells break down and reduce functionality in muscles. […]

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6 Stellar Facebook Groups for Kansas City Moms

6 Stellar Facebook Groups for Kansas City Moms

It’s no secret: motherhood is hard. It wasn’t until I had my first baby that I actually realized how lonely and exhausting motherhood can be. After the first two to three weeks of sleepless nights, I remember barely being able to function and heading to family Thanksgiving dinner with our newborn. I hadn’t left our home more than twice […]

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When Daddy Works From Home

When Daddy Works From Home

Many modern families are migrating toward new and unique ways to manage a work/life balance. The old-fashioned view of a working family structure, where dad kisses his wife on his way off to work while mom stays behind and looks after the kids, in many ways, is still prevalent as the ideal functioning family in […]

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