Happy 6th Birthday to The Mommy-Files + Giveaway!!!

The Mommy-Files Cake

It’s hard to believe that 6 years ago, I started The Mommy-Files.  I was married at the time and had a family blog, but wanted a blog that was all my own.  A blog where I could talk about motherhood (both the struggles and joys), connect with friends and family, and share my experiences through […]

Excited to Host Our “The Other Woman” Closet Swap Party!

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Have you seen the movie, “The Other Woman?”  Thanks to Fox Home Entertainment, I have the opportunity to invite a few of my close friends and family to a viewing party in my home!  Not only are we gonna eat popcorn and candy, drink wine, eat brownies, and watch the movie, but we’ll all leave […]

My First Experience as Maid of Honor

#Weddings #FrankAndShannon #WeddingWednesday

In my life, I’ve only been to a few weddings.  The first weddings I went to were when I was a little girl and they were the weddings of my mom and stepdad, as well as my dad and stepmom.  The next wedding I went to was my own at 20 years old and I was […]

Take a Family Daycation to the Beautiful Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California

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I love to travel and love living in California!  Do you know what I love even more?  Traveling to different beautiful places within the state of California!  Last year, I had the opportunity to check out the newly renovated Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.  Let me tell you – it’s a gorgeous hotel […]

How to Host a LEGO Birthday Party!

#LEGOMom #PartyCity #LEGOParty #ad

I can’t believe Sammy is now 6 years old!  He’s growing up so fast!  Each year, we let our kids choose which birthday theme they want for their party.  Sammy chose to have a LEGO theme.  I searched at a few stores and had a hard time finding LEGO party supplies, but Party City had […]

Top 10 Cities to Watch Fireworks

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I love the 4th of July!  Not only do I love the food and family fun, but I love watching the fireworks.  I remember going to my dad’s friend’s party every year for the 4th of July.  They would block off the street and the entire neighborhood would come out and celebrate with food, drinks, […]

Celebrating Our Independence Day

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Can you believe that Fourth of July is almost here?  I don’t know about you, but this year is just flying by.  With that being said, I can tell you that I have a LOT of photos in my phone from pictures I took of our family spending time and doing fun stuff together.  Not to […]

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Makes Summer Reading Fun for Kids!

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It’s officially the summertime and the kids are out of school. All 3 boys got excellent report cards and on each of them, the teachers talked about their reading skills. The teachers also suggested that the boys continue to read during the summer to maintain their current reading levels. When I learned about the Scholastic […]

My Baby Graduated Kindergarten!

#Kindergarten #LoveMyBoys

Last week was the end of the school year!  That meant the end of 4th grade for Brian, the end of 2nd grade for Dallen and the end of Kindergarten for Sammy.  It was a bittersweet experience watching Sam graduate from Kindergarten.  I was proud of him for completing his first year in elementary school, […]

Our “Outdoor Oasis” Party with Pier 1 Imports + Giveaway

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Frank and I love to host get-togethers for our friends and family and recently had the opportunity to throw our very own “Outdoor Oasis” Party.  Our party was a huge hit thanks to Pier 1 Imports and Mom Central.  After shopping at Pier 1 Imports, I was amazed at how many different items and affordable […]

The Greatest Gifts for Dad at Best Buy

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Father’s Day is almost here and it’s time to celebrate the dads in our lives! You’ll find great Father’s Day gift ideas at your local Best Buy. I love shopping at Best Buy and have spent a good amount of time browsing each time I’ve gone. If you don’t want to go to the store […]

Creating a More Sustainable Home with Our Family This Summer

#BrightFuture #Upcycling #Sustainable #spon

  In our home, we recycle cardboard boxes, paper, glass and plastic on a regular basis.  Our “blue” recycle bin is always full (I’m sure other bloggers out there can relate).  Well, this summer, our family is going to be taking it one step further!  Thanks to Unilever, we are going to take steps to […]

Celebrate with Flowers & Evite + a Fun Sweepstakes!!!

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This is part of a sponsored campaign with ProFlowers and Shari’s Berries. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I love chocolate and I love flowers and both were delivered to my front door the other day from ProFlowers! You see, ProFlowers is not only about delivering flowers – they even delivered amazing chocolate covered […]

I’m Going to the Niche Parent 2014 Conference! Are You?

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  I’ve been working with Niche Parent on a variety of blogging campaigns over the past year and have loved it!  When I learned that there was a Niche Parent Conference, I really wanted to go.  However, it just wasn’t in the financial cards last year.  Then I learned about an opportunity to become a […]

Sponsored: Glad Black Bags Make Family Cleanup Fun

#TrashCrashers #spon

With a big family, we tend to generate a lot of trash!  There is especially a lot of trash when we celebrate holidays or birthdays as a family.  At the holidays, we generate trash from food, gifts and packages that arrive for my blog.  Most recently, we celebrated my six-year-old son’s birthday and had a […]