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About: Tamara Reese
Full Name Tamara Reese
Tamara Reese
Tamara Reese, MPH, CHES is a stay-at-home Mama and part-time consultant in the field of Maternal and Child Health. She is a contributing editor to Kveller and her work has been published in academic journals, La Leche League USA New Beginnings, Motherlove Carnival of Breastfeeding and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Tamara lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and two boys and her passions include child injury prevention, gentle parenting, and breastfeeding advocacy.

Posts by Tamara Reese:

  • Feb 22 2013
    Happy Purim Birthday to My Son

    February used to be just a short month in the middle of winter. It was pretty uneventful, cold and usually over in a flash. When I converted to Judaism I remember thinking how nice it was that February held one … Continue reading


  • Jan 25 2013
    Friday Night: Too Tired for Shabbat?

    Lately, I have been desperately seeking Shabbat. At least I think I am and then I wonder if I’m just wishing the week away. Wishing away another seven days of snow and cold; tantrums and snotty noses. During the week, … Continue reading


  • Jan 15 2013
    What I Learned from My 2012 Bucket List

    We’re now well into January and I’m just getting around to my reflections on last year. While I’m always excited to welcome the new, last year was so profound I wanted to soak it all in for a bit. If … Continue reading


  • Dec 13 2012
    I Chickened Out of Preschool

    This past summer, my husband and I decided to send our toddler to Jewish preschool. We agonized over our budget to see if we could make it work. I read up on gentle separation techniques and ordered him a backpack. … Continue reading


  • Dec 11 2012
    Mom Stays In the Picture: Hanukkah Edition

    One of the most popular posts of late on the Huffington Post was one by Allison Tate about moms staying in the picture. Her piece has been shared almost seven hundred thousand times not only because it was powerful and … Continue reading


  • Dec 5 2012
    How My Toddler’s Adjusting to Life With Two

    My toddler is slowly but surely adjusting to his new baby brother. I try hard to foresee battles before they ensue and we’re slowly getting back to our old dynamic. I’m getting used to taking two kids everywhere and I’ve … Continue reading


  • Nov 28 2012
    Ten MORE Tips for Life With Two

    Earlier this week our editor Debbie Kolben asked for some advice dealing with her daughter’s adjustment to being a big sister. Yesterday Carla gave her ten tips, and here are ten more. Oh Debbie, I am so sorry you’ve fallen … Continue reading


  • Nov 21 2012
    How Do You Teach Thanksgiving to Kids?

    I can remember as a teenager sitting around the Thanksgiving table and being asked to say what I was grateful for. I rolled my eyes in protest of such a trivial exercise and rattled off a list of things I … Continue reading


  • Nov 5 2012
    The Killing at the Pittsburgh Zoo

    Sunday afternoon a 2-year-old was killed at our zoo in Pittsburgh after falling into the Painted Dog exhibit. The words “mauled to death” almost made me sick as tears welled up in my eyes. I take my kids to that … Continue reading


  • Nov 2 2012
    Saturday Morning Breakfast Traditions: Challah French Toast!

    Right now we have two adults and one picky toddler eating solid foods in our house and on Friday night, we always have lots of left over challah. One of our family traditions is to make challah French toast on … Continue reading


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