Guest Blogger

Annie Shultz

Annie Shultz

Annie is a stay at home mom to 3 very young children. Lizzie is 4 years old, David is 2 years old and Lucy is 8 months old. She lives life full and fast - married the love of her life in 2006, had her first baby in 2007! Her husband, Josh, is her rock, her strength. He is a craftsman - designs and builds kitchen cabinets by trade, bunk beds and puzzles for fun.

Annie fell in love with words at a young age, knowing early she wanted to be a writer. She lives in the Kansas woods where she documents her life through the lens of her camera and the clicks of her keyboard. She writes on her blog "" about how to blog, breastfeeding topics, and parenting.

She graduated with a degree in journalism from Kansas State University and began to blog in August 2009 when her 2nd child - David - was a few months old. She started blogging as a way to connect with other parents who shared her passions - breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering and co-sleeping. Soon, her love for writing and enjoyment of connecting with other moms combined on her blog. She continues to share her honest struggles and views on parenting with her readers on, tweets as @MamaDweeb and engages actively on Facebook. She looks forward to chatting about everyday life in any one of those platforms!


Blog Posts by Annie Shultz

  • Surviving Children: Laugh

    Surviving Children: Laugh

    I saved the best post for last!  As a mom of a 4 year old, 2 year old and 8  month old, I learned the value of laughter! Laughter is a good medicine. It balms the soul when the waves of anxiety buffet.  It clears the mind when lists and deadlines loom. It reminds us […]

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    Surviving Children: Put Blinders On!

    Today’s post follows naturally after yesterday’s encouraging words about letting go of perfectionism. One of my biggest snares as a parent is when I compare myself to other moms.  This leads to extreme frustration, disappointment and unrealistic expectations.

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    Surviving Children: Don’t kill yourself with perfectionism

    As if mothering three very dependent young children, volunteering in the community, and blogging full time was not enough, I tried to be perfect at everything. Let me tell you, that did not last long at all. A lesson I learned early on, that might have saved my sanity, was: it is ok to let […]

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    Surviving Children Part 2: Get out of the House!

    I am a mom of a 4 year old, 2 year old and 8 month old. Life is downright chaotic and stressful!  With a baby on my hip I help the 2 year old pour his own chocolate milk and answer questions about why my 4 year old’s computer game is not working.

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  • Surviving Motherhood by asking for help

    Surviving Motherhood by Asking for Help

    I am very excited to write for this week. I am a young mother (27 years) of three very young children. Lizzie is 4 years old, David 2, and Lucy is 8 months.  I am always on the search for healthy ways to increase my energy (and getting more rest, while the best way, […]

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