Tessa Shull

Tessa Shull is a writer and social media advisor studying to obtain her MBA in marketing. You'll often find her chasing around two toddlers, making something with avocado in it, watching "This is Us" or participating in #TGIT.
Recent Articles

Experts Say They See An Uptick Of Divorces During This Time Of The Year

During certain times of the year, it appears that some milestones are more popular than others. For example, the Christmas and New Year's holiday season tend to spark a flood of engagements in your Facebook timelines. Once summer hits, the weekends f…
By Tessa Shull

How Having Kids In Your 20s Affects You Later In Life

For parents, like myself, who had kids in their 20s, there are a number of questions that come to mind. When you're deciding what your future will look like, you'll likely consider what this means for your health, career, and more down the line. Thin…
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Is Your Toddler Getting Enough Vitamin D? Experts Recommend High Amounts

As you've probably heard from your doula, OB-GYN, or pediatrician, vitamin D is an extremely important vitamin your kids should be receiving from day one. But the answer to how much vitamin D should toddlers take each day isn't black and white. Like …
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The Surprising Way The Flu Can Affect Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant

Wading the waters of fertility is super complicated sometimes. There are a ton of factors to take into consideration from environment, finances, stability, and especially the one that is most out of your control, actually getting pregnant. For some w…
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These Old Wives Tales About Early Teething Are Total Opposites

When you have a newborn in your life (and even long before), it seems that everyone has a piece of advice to bestow upon you. Whether your baby is fussy, has a full head of hair, or even gets his first tooth early, chances are there's a superstition …
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19 Acronyms Every New Mom Needs To Know, Like, ASAP

If becoming a new mom wasn't life-changing enough, it turns out that a lot of the words and phrases tossed around you may become more complicated, too. Luckily, commonly used phrases amongst moms and medical professionals often get shortened to save …
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Don't Worry Too Much About How The Super Blue Blood Moon Will Affect Your Pregnancy

When it comes to the lunar cycle, there's a lot of superstition surrounding what goes down during any type of full moon. The rare blue moon, which we will see come January 31, is quite simply a full moon that occurs twice in one month — so it's got t…
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4 Old Wives Tales About Blue Moon Babies That We *Really* Wish Were True

When it comes to full moons, there's a ton of crazy hype, myths, and general out-of-the norm activity associated with the days they occur. So if a full moon means the world is extra, it's only logical a blue moon means a whole different level of acti…
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This Is Exactly When Girl Scout Cookies Will Be On Sale

Every year, there’s something almost everyone looks forward to, regardless of religion, parenting status, culture, and just about any other factor that generally divides our interests. The one thing everyone can enjoy, freely, is Girl Scout cookie sa…
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Try These 12 Yummy Instant Pot Recipes To Increase Your Milk Supply

For breastfeeding moms, there's not a ton of time in the day to focus on the little things you might've devoted endless hours to before — or the big things, to be honest. When it comes to diving into everyday responsibilities like cooking, it can see…
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Can You Bring Bottles To The 2018 Women's March? Each City's Got Its Own Rules

Roughly a year ago, millions of women gathered together in their pink pussy hats to make the Women's March in 2017 the absolute awe-inspiring, history-making march that it was. So it's no small deal that the Women's March is returning with the very i…
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The Reason Women Get Pregnancy Mask Is Surprisingly Really Simple

Throughout pregnancy, moms are bound to run into a number of unique, new bodily pop-ups that weren't prevalent pre-baby bump. It's totally normal. But one lovely thing that an alarming amount of moms experience is called pregnancy mask. And it's no s…
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7 Breastfeeding Tips If You've Got Big Boobs

During the breastfeeding journey, there are a number of challenges that pop up. Whether it be related to increasing supply, finding comfortable nursing bras, getting your baby's latch just right, or creating time to sleep between feedings throughout …
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3 Unexpected Ways That Breastfeeding Affects Your Back

Just when you think you’ve heard everything there is to know about breastfeeding, you stumble into so many other oddities you never imagined. Once you begin the journey yourself, you quickly realize that while every mom’s challenges are different, th…
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9 Fun Things To Do With Your Baby Before They Can Crawl

Often parents find themselves wondering how much they can actually do with their child before they've reached the crawling or walking stage. With your first, it's easy to let those precious months when you're not chasing around your baby slip by with…
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Here's How To Treat Your Baby’s Chapped Lips

Regardless of what season or time of year it is, chapped lips happen to everyone at one point or another. Whether it's dry weather or dehydration doesn't matter, it's pretty uncomfortable no matter what. So, what do you do when your baby's lips are c…
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7 Moving & Informative Documentaries About Martin Luther King, Jr.

With Martin Luther King, Jr (MLK) Day upon us, it's important to remember the events that led up to the march on Washington, MLK's leadership for a broken nation, and why we consider Dr. King a prominent hero who is who is a crucial figure in the sto…
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10 Low-Key Genius Gifts For Breastfeeding Moms That They're Going To *Love*

As a breastfeeding mom, life isn't always rainbows and butterflies. Although the experience of breastfeeding is a wonderful journey (depending who you ask) in and of itself, there's a lot of support and products that can go into making that journey g…
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5 Important Babywearing Safety Guidelines You Need To Know

Whether you're a new mom or seasoned mom, one tip that never fails is finding a great baby carrier to help relieve you of constantly carrying your baby in your arms and at the same time, help you function to get other things done with your baby latch…
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Here's How Your Baby Knows How To Breastfeed & It's Mind-Blowing

Throughout all the anticipation, preparation, and difficulties of having a newborn, one thing that remains beautifully astonishing is a baby's instinctual knowledge. As a small, truly dependent being, babies generally still know how to breastfeed fro…
By Tessa Shull