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By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 26th, 2014
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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
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210 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
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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
2 Comments
266 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
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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
29 Comments
586 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
633 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
616 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
682 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
553 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
403 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
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329 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. […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Beauty
Oct 31st, 2014
23 Comments
760 Views
Halloween is here and I am excited to announce my second year as a member of the Netflix Stream Team!  In our home, we don’t have cable, but we do have Roku and watch Netflix on a regular basis.  The kids have their own station and then Frank and I have ours.  There is so […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Oct 29th, 2014
74 Comments
1342 Views
  One of the places we enjoy going together as a family to is Chuck E. Cheese’s.  Their pizza is good, their games are fun and the kids walk away with prizes in hand.  During the entire month of October, it’s Chucktober at Chuck E. Cheese’s!  This month, we headed to our local Chuck E. […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Oct 28th, 2014
66 Comments
36793 Views
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Hanes is teaming up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to help generate create breast cancer awareness.  The brand will also be donating $50,000 to the NBCF.  I’m so happy I have the opportunity to share ways to prevent this horrible disease!  I’ve seen family and […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Oct 27th, 2014
32 Comments
882 Views
When I was young, I remember driving somewhere with my parents on the freeway.  I saw a family with kids playing under the freeway overpass.  They weren’t just hanging out – they lived there.  I remember feeling so sad at the hunger the family must be facing, especially the kids.  After that experience, I volunteered […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Oct 22nd, 2014
25 Comments
759 Views
  I hate cancer!  I know it sounds blunt and straight forward, but I hate it!  It doesn’t matter what type of cancer it is, I hate what it does to those I love.  If there is a cancer that is preventable, why wouldn’t we do it?  Why wouldn’t we do the self-check breast exams […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
797 Views
We’ve all been in the position of trying to stuff a lot of things to do into a short amount of time. Whether it’s running errands, going to appointments, or having to pick up the kids of a half-day. Arleena and I were pressed on time, and decided to stay local and find some kind […]...
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