Hello There!

I’m Shelby, I’m so glad you are here! I’m a midwestern mama of one who is trying to navigate life as a newly single mom. Currently I spend my early mornings as a barista for a popular coffee chain, then I come home to my thriving young son and spend the day with him.

I’ve always dreamed of being a mother. In September 2015, my then husband and I welcomed our son, Connor. Motherhood has been a whirlwind of a journey for me and I’m so proud of the child I’ve raised this far. Since day one I have breastfed Connor and currently am to this point. Normalizing breastfeeding has been a passion of mine and I’m so grateful that I am able to nurse him.

I’ve always wanted to blog but its never felt like the right time. Then again- when is it ever the right time to start a new project that requires time and for you to pour yourself into it? This blog was born out of my love for writing and as an inside look into our crazy journey in life. I enjoy sharing my thoughts and opinions on products.  I’m hoping that other mamas can read BEM and relate. As any other mama would know, being a first time parent is a huge life transition. Follow along and see how we relate.