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By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Fun
Dec 19th, 2014
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Christmas is one of my favorite holidays!  It’s a time of family, friends, holiday sweets, presents and decorations.  I have so many fond memories of my childhood Christmas experiences and I try to make it special for our children like it was for me.  I love Christmas so much that I am normally the one […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Home
Dec 17th, 2014
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Winter is finally here and for many Americans, it’s time to bundle up and stay indoors to keep warm!  Whether you have a favorite quilt to cuddle up in or a wood-burning fireplace to sit in front of, keeping warm during the Winter is key!  To make sure we enjoy a wonderful and cozy winter […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Community
Dec 10th, 2014
25 Comments
706 Views
I love to travel!  I’ve traveled to Russia, Mexico, Canada and different states throughout the U.S.  One of the things I love being about a blogger is sharing those experiences on The Mommy-Files.  Now, I want to start off by saying that I have never been to The Amazon myself, but I have virtually – […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 3rd, 2014
34 Comments
1429 Views
I still can’t believe that Frank and I will be getting married in less than 3 months!  We still have so much to do!  We have to send out the invitations, register for wedding gifts and pay for the remaining amount of the wedding.  One thing that I’m really looking forward to doing is registering […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Nov 29th, 2014
57 Comments
989 Views
Growing up, I loved watching television and some of my favorite television shows were those that featured the “perfect” mother.  I’m talking about “The Brady Bunch,” “Leave It To Beaver,” and “The Cosby Show.”  You remember those, right?  Then there were the television shows with the mothers...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Nov 28th, 2014
37 Comments
1455 Views
  We love going to the movies!  I remember going to the movies when I was a little girl!  I remember sitting in the big seats with my feet in the air because I was too short to reach the floor.  I remember grabbing popcorn out of the giant bucket and eating candy, while sipping […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 26th, 2014
20 Comments
595 Views
How much do our tweens really know about OTC (Over-the-Counter) Medicine Safety?  According to a few recent surveys, tweens got a failing grade.  In fact, not only did the tweens get a failing grade, but the vast majority of parents weren’t even sure whether OTC-related issues were being taught in their tweens’ school.  Plus, 58 […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Education
Nov 24th, 2014
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  My kids love everything LeapFrog. Ever since they were infants we’ve been purchasing their products. In my opinion, LeapFrog continuously puts out quality toys and their latest venture, LeapTV, is no different. We were lucky enough to sample their product. Call me crazy, but I brought home 8 kids one afternoon from school (yes, all […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 23rd, 2014
29 Comments
1412 Views
  Are you a parent of a tween?  If so, how much does your tween know about OTC Literacy?  In other words, what does he or she know about Over-the-Counter medications?  A new research study showed that tweens got a failing grade in OTC medicine safety.  Yikes!!!   What is OTC Literacy?  OTC Literacy is an […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Nov 19th, 2014
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  I don’t know about you, but with my crazy schedule, I’m lucky if I get to put make-up on, much less have a skin routine.  I’ve tried to tell my kids that ever since they came into the world, not only have I started getting grey hairs, but I’m also noticing more and more […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Nov 17th, 2014
49 Comments
1068 Views
In our family, we love to go camping!  In fact, we just bought a RV – woo hoo!  We have a favorite campsite in Santa Barbara that we visit on a regular basis and the kids love it because they get to swim, make ice cream sundaes, enjoy s’mores, play in the park and go […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Nov 16th, 2014
7 Comments
493 Views
  Each month, a group of us girls get together and go out for a Girl’s Night Out!  It is so much fun!  Originally our group was formed to play Bunco, but with everyone’s busy schedules, it became really difficult to do.  After a few months, we were all missing our monthly get-togethers and decided […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Health
Nov 15th, 2014
31 Comments
597 Views
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. What do you know about RSV?  When I hear the term, “RSV,” I immediately think of sickly babies and death.  It is […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In California
Nov 12th, 2014
42 Comments
966 Views
  As a family, we love to camp!  Ok, so I’m not talking about sleeping on the ground under the stars or in a tent camping.  I’m talking about enjoy the beauty around you with a kitchen and a bathroom available at all times without having to walk in the dark by yourself camping.  Yes, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 6th, 2014
27 Comments
905 Views
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Those who serve in our military have a soft place in my heart.  My dad served in the Vietnam War before […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Halloween
Nov 6th, 2014
23 Comments
682 Views
The weekend before Halloween, Shannon and I decided to take our 6 kids to Pumpkins on the Pier in Pismo Beach.  This was the first time we all had been to this city activity.  We got all 6 of our kids dressed in their Halloween costumes and headed to the activity. When we got there, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Halloween
Nov 5th, 2014
30 Comments
880 Views
  This year, Halloween fell on a Friday night.  What that meant for most of our friends who are parents, was that it would be tougher to enjoy a Halloween party on that actual night.  So we decided to have our “grownup” Halloween Party the night after.  It was still a Halloween party, with costumes, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 4th, 2014
30 Comments
635 Views
Growing up, I was surrounded by smoke.  One set of my parents smoked on a regular basis around me.  They smoked in the car and in the backyard, but not in the house.  However, I was constantly in the midst of smoke.  I did not like it at all, but as a kid, what could […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Nov 3rd, 2014
1 Comment
544 Views
Last month my friend Melanie, our kids, and I participated in a local 5K…A Zombie Run! Zombie Invasion SLO was such a fun experience; I love themed runs! This 5K was a fundraiser for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center – a local charity. Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and zombie infections […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Halloween
Nov 2nd, 2014
0 Comments
380 Views
When my kids were little, they loved to dress up!  Now that they are older, they don’t dress up as much, but they definitely got good use out of their costumes from Party City during Halloween week!  They wore their Halloween costumes when we went to Pumpkins on the Pier in Pismo Beach, Chuck E. […]...
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