Author Melanie Shankle shares her story of the accompanying blessings, transitions, and challenges of becoming a mom, and encourages new mothers to find joy in the everyday moments. (Part 1 of 2)
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Melanie ShankleView Bio
Texas A&M graduate Melanie Shankle is a popular blogger and author of two books, Sparkly Green Earrings and The Antelope in the Living Room. She began her blog, Big Mama, in July 2006 and is also a regular contributor to The Pioneer Woman blog. Melanie lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Perry, and daughter, Caroline.