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Shea

Shea
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Shea lives in Olathe with her husband Aaron, children Jona and Violet, and their spoiled mutt Ellie. She’s a busy working mom who finds her balance in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes that her picky toddler won’t touch. At the end of a long day, you’ll either find her curled up on the couch with a good book, or busy writing posts for her life and style blog, Shea Lennon, where she hopes to inspire women to look good and live well on a budget. Whether she’s reading or blogging, she’ll likely be accompanied by a bowl of ice cream (the chocolatier, the better) or a glass of wine. And on a good night, both.

How To Not Hate Your Breast Pump: Tips for Pumping With Less Stress

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"Motherhood is exactly what I expected it to be," said no one, ever. When I had my son Jona, I fully expected to be able to breastfeed him, for at least a year. Well,...
Book-Themed Summer Stay-cation Ideas

Book-Themed Summer Staycation Ideas

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Does anyone else feel the pressure to plan a bunch of fun activities for her kids once summer rolls around? Is anyone else terrible at that? Especially when you work full time year-round and...

One Little Thing to Help with Threenager Meltdowns

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There have been countless times in my three years of mom-hood that I've felt completely under qualified for this position. Yet never have I thrown my hands up and said "I totally suck at...

Parenting Triumphs and Fails of a Working Mom of Two

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I wrote a post last year about my favorite podcasts and asked you to tell me your favorites. A few of you mentioned Slate's Mom and Dad Are Fighting, a parenting podcast. I gave...

Eviction from the Crib: Sanity-Saving Tips for Transitioning to a Big Kid Bed

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My biggest tip for transitioning from a crib to a “big kid bed”--don’t do it! No, I’m kidding. But really, this was not an easy transition for us, so I wanted to share a...
KC Royals Birthday Party {the easy way}

KC Royals Birthday Party the Easy Way

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My son Jona loves the Royals, so he was thrilled when I suggested we throw him a KC Royals birthday party for his third birthday this year. Party planning tends to stress me out,...
How to build a maternity wardrobe on a budget.

5 Tips to Build a Maternity Wardrobe on a Budget

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I’m just under a month away from giving birth to my second child. I wish I could say that after two pregnancies I’m an expert in maternity wardrobes, but I feel like I still...
Storytime Favorites: 12 Toddler-Approved Books

Storytime Favorites: 12 Toddler-Approved Books

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I’m an avid reader, and it’s extremely important to me that my children grow up to value books and reading as well. I have tried to nurture a love for reading in my son...
How to embrace summer as a working mom

Summer is a State of Mind: How to Embrace the Season as a Working...

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As a mom who works full time year-round, it’s easy to treat summer no differently than the rest of the year. However, I love the idea of making summer special, even if our work...
5 Excellent Podcasts for Moms

5 Excellent Podcasts for Moms

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Do you listen to podcasts? Over the past several months, I went from never opening my Podcast app to becoming a podcast-addict. I love to listen to them in the morning when I’m getting...
Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

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Dinner time can often be a hectic time of day, and while I enjoy cooking, during the week I get stressed if I’m trying to make something too complicated or time-consuming. Here are a...
How to be a better friend

How Not to Suck at Friendship

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One thing I'm trying to work on this year is being a better friend. As a mom who works full time and also writes a blog, I find myself in front of a computer...
6 Wardrobe Staples Every Working Mom Needs

6 Wardrobe Staples Every Working Mom Needs

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I've always been interested in fashion, and putting together outfits has been a favorite hobby of mine for years (you can see regular style posts on my personal blog, Shea Lennon). However, after having...
5 Ways to Make Being a Working Mom Work for You

5 Ways to Make Being a Working Mom Work for You

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Before I became a mom, the decision to go back to work after I had a child seemed pretty straightforward. I didn't naively think it would be easy, or that I wouldn't miss my...
French Kids Eat Everything and struggles with picky eating

French Kids Eat Everything, My Toddler Eats Peanut Butter

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When we started our son Jona on solid foods, he devoured absolutely everything. I thought, in the smugness that only a first-time mom could possess, he’d just be one of those kids that wasn’t...