Shirelle Edghill

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Discovering my Native American Heritage

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Curiosity About my Native American Heritage Growing up, my Dad's Dad, called "Grampy" by his many grandkids, would randomly mention that his family in Oklahoma had some native heritage. As kids, we didn't think much...

Getting out of a big pile of debt on a low income.

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My husband and I were both raised in working-class families. My dad painted billboards and his dad worked on oil rigs. But we also happened to be the low-income kids in a wealthy, exemplary...

Slowing Down and Leaning in: Launching my first child into college

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On a pretty normal day last April, I was cleaning my house and listening to a podcast while I cleaned, as I so often do. In the episode, a married couple was being interviewed...

Meet The Team: Shirelle

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Coastal Bend I like to say that I'm from Texas! I grew up in the North Houston suburbs, then spent ten years in Fort Worth, and four years in Wichita Falls, before moving to Corpus...
Threw Out my Back

I believe in miracles {Or That time I Threw Out my Back While Flying...

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I believe in miracles: I threw my back out while I was at the airport flying from Denver to DFW alone with my four kids. I had sat down on the floor to change...

My Favorite Podcasts From Around the Lone Star State

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I love podcasts. As someone who considers herself a lifelong learner, being able to pop in my earbuds while I fold laundry and learn about social issues, culture, or politics, is pretty awesome. As...

Why this ten year anti-vaxx mom started fully vaccinating: Part IV

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If you haven't read parts 1-3 of my story from being a ten year anti-vaccinating mom to fully vaccinating my children, you can catch up here! Part I: Questioning Vaccines  Part II: Do Vaccines Cause Autism...
play outside

Kids Are Safer Now Than Ever Before: Why I Let My Kids Play Outside

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I have these moments where I feel like I'm nostalgic for the "good ole' days," like.....you know, the 1990s. It seems like everywhere I turn I'm told that my kids are in terrible danger. "It's...

Why This 10 Year Anti Vaxx Mom Started Fully Vaccinating Part III: Social Media...

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In my first post, I shared that as a lonely new mom I learned to parent with the help of internet friends and social media which led me to stop vaccinating my children. Then,...
lessons from a year of not dieting

Lessons From a Year of Not Dieting

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Since the age of 12, I have tried at least one and usually multiple diets every year. As an awkward, pre-teen girl I thought I should look like the girls in the Teen and...