Dresden Shumaker, Babble

Dresden Shumaker


Philadelphia, PA, United States

Contact Dresden

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • Babble

Past articles by Dresden:

7 Women on What You Need to Know Before Your First Mammogram

From not wearing deodorant to tweezing your nipple hair, here's some helpful advice before getting your first mammogram. → Read More

I Was Both Relieved (and Mortified) That My Son Qualified for the Reduced Lunch Program

I felt both relief and mortification that we qualified for reduced lunch. But sometimes we need help to make it through, and I needed to accept this help. → Read More

Yes, I'm That Mom on Her Phone at the Playground

Yep — that was me who you saw on her phone at the playground. And I'm done feeling guilty about it. → Read More

6 Reasons Why We Celebrate Half Birthdays in Our House

From cake to tradition, here's why this mom is a big believer in half birthdays. → Read More

5 New TV Shows My 6-Year-Old Thinks Your Family Will Love

From "The Muppets" to "Supergirl," we're stoked for fall's new TV shows. → Read More

Why Naps Need to Make a Comeback

Within my son's first week without naps, I immediately noticed negative effects: grumpiness, fatigue, and change in appetite. → Read More

It's Not Enough to Just Tell Our Kids to "Be Confident"

Instead of telling kids, "be confident," we can support their growing interests and watch their confidence rise naturally. → Read More

Stranger Scolds Kids at State Fair for Not Listening to Their Mom

A mom was grateful when a carnival worker scolded her kids for not listening to her. Here are other times our kids learned lessons from unlikely places. → Read More

9 Things Single Moms Are Tired of Hearing

These are all responses single moms have received to simply stating to a new acquaintance, "I am a single mom." → Read More

My Kid Doesn't Have a Dad, He Has a "Donor"

My son may be introducing the word “donor” to some of his classmates this year, in pretty much the same way I introduced the word “divorce” to mine. → Read More

Baby vs. _____ Is Our New Favorite Instagram Account

This just might be the cutest, tiniest most precious baby we've ever seen. → Read More

7 Ways to Help Ease Your Kid's Back-to-School Anxiety

From watching school-themed movies to driving by his new school to get him more comfortable, we have advice for easing your kid's back-to-school anxiety. → Read More

Yes, Plus-Sized Women CAN Run

My brain, which has shut down so many things because of my plus size, took in this magazine cover and instead of thinking, “NOPE” — thought, “WHY NOT?!” → Read More

Boy Scouts Lift Ban on Gay Leaders, but My Son Still Won’t Be Joining

I am watching the slowly improving changes of the Boy Scouts of America with hopeful anticipation, but I'm still skeptical to let my young son join. → Read More

Delaware Hospitals Ban Formula Gift Bags to New Moms

Delaware has seen a decrease in moms breastfeeding after the 6-month mark, and they're hoping no longer offering formula gift bags changes this. → Read More

I'm Finally Ready to Rock My Gray Hair

I'll be 40 years old at the end of this year and I've finally decide to say goodbye to hair dye, and hello to my fabulous gray hair. → Read More

11 Thoughts That Run Through My Head While My Son's at Summer Day Camp

It's my 6-year-old's first year of summer camp, and a zillion things are constantly running through my head when he's away every day. → Read More

There Is No Such Thing as a "Normal" Family

They Might Be Giants' new song “And Mom and Kid" perfectly sums up the fact that families come in all shapes and sizes. → Read More

I Hate Watching My Kid Struggle

If I could learn swimming for my son, I would, but he had to do this on his own. → Read More

To the Mom Who Chose Her Dream Home Over Having More Kids

The house is not the dream. The fancy appliances or square footage, nope, not the dream. The dream is your family. → Read More