BIO

Rebecca Shamblin is a full-time mama and small business owner.  She somehow managed to turn a personal passion for online fandom into an actual career analyzing social media. Nowadays when she isn't busy chasing a toddler, she designs custom photo books and slideshows for Life Remembered.

Rebecca Shamblin's Articles

I gloried in the horizontal stripes and favored tops with cute little empire ties to emphasize my shape. I sought a “visible belly outline” everywhere I went. Image: Thinkstock.

How Pregnancy Gave Me A Positive Body Image

If I was lucky, I would find an outfit that properly hid my figure such that I looked pretty OK. It was always my body that failed the test, never the clothing. That day, I realized that pregnancy... Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   07.15.16 12am   |   SHARE
Taking an actual break while my husband parents feels somehow subversive, no matter how often I do it.

Why It Doesn't Bother Me That My Daughter Prefers Her Daddy

My toddler’s recent preference for her father has gone from sub-textual to textual. She has no compunction about loudly pushing me away and requesting her dad instead. I’ve been reprimanded for even... Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   06.15.16 12am   |   SHARE
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I'm Bisexual: 10 Q&As For Confused Family And Friends

There was never a lightbulb moment in which I realized, “Hey! I’m bisexual!” I actually spent several years with a growing sense that something about me wasn’t quite the norm.
Rebecca Shamblin    |   03.23.16 12am   |   SHARE

What It Is Like Trying To Do Yoga With Toddlers

This week I started my home-yoga routine . . .accompanied by my 20-month-old. I am starting to see why there are no “Mommy and Me Toddler Yoga” classes on the calendar.
Rebecca Shamblin    |   09.8.15 12am   |   SHARE

How I Am Fostering Body Positivity For My Young Daughter

I’ve struggled with my weight and self-esteem my whole life, and I want better for my daughter. She’s only a year and a half right now, but I am already doing everything I can to help her feel good... Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   07.16.15 2am   |   SHARE

My Choice To Stay On Antidepressants During Pregnancy

Could I really risk being unmedicated after so many years? Could I face that abyss of depression again while dealing with the influx of hormones and stress brought on by pregnancy? My memories of the... Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   06.27.15 2am   |   SHARE

I'm Not The Mom I Thought I'd Be

I always secretly hoped that having a child would transform me into a more responsible person. I would be a mother! Mothers have excellent dental hygiene, and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.... Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   06.20.15 2am   |   SHARE

When You Have To Lose Weight for a Baby, Not a Jean Size

I’ve wanted to be a mother my entire life, but always worried about my heart condition and whether I would be able to conceive. Finally, my chance was right in front of me. Finally, I had a real... Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   06.18.15 2am   |   SHARE

The Internal Struggle Of Putting A Dollar Amount On My Work

Why is it so difficult to value myself, and publicly ask that others do the same? There is something that feels so incredibly bold in declaring, “Yes! My time and effort is worth money.”
Rebecca Shamblin    |   06.14.15 2am   |   SHARE

What It's Like To Have Open Heart Surgery

It’s amazing how easy it is to forget about one of the most intense experiences of my life. Sometimes when someone asks about my scar, I have to think for a moment before I can answer, “Oh, that! It’... Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   06.10.15 2am   |   SHARE