Family

By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Oct 27th, 2014
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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 Family
Oct 4th, 2014
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 Yes – you saw that right.  I am finally writing a post on our family with the words, “Brady Bunch” in it.  Frank and I met a little over 2 years ago and are getting married in February 2015.  Together, we have 6 kids.  I have 3 boys and he has 2 girls and a boy. […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
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DISCLOSURE: I received 2 LeapBands from LeapFrog and Clif Kid Bars for my “Fit Made Fun” MommyParty. All opinions and thoughts are my own. On September 6th, The Mommy-Files participated in a day of “Fit Made Fun” sponsored by LeapFrog and Clif Kid to inspire kids everywhere to get up and active! With its launch […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Family
Sep 9th, 2014
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Last year I wrote about “Living with Multiple Sclerosis” and I left off needing to go in for more tests. Well, these last 12 months have been an emotional and physical roller coaster for me. Going into my annual appointment with my Neurologist, I was feeling great.   She said “you’re too healthy,” normally I would […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Jun 17th, 2014
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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, […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 21st, 2014
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  A couple weeks back I joined about 9,000 other participants in this year’s Run or Dye Color Run in San Luis Obispo, CA. We had so much fun! My girlfriends and I created a group called “Parental Colors,” and we even brought a few of our kids. I don’t know who had more fun, […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 13th, 2014
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When I was younger the only thing that I associated with Avon was a little old blue-hair lady with bright red lipstick and bad makeup. Well, this isn’t your mother’s (or grandmother’s) Avon anymore! Avon has so many things to things to offer: Color cosmetics Skincare Fragrance Fashion & Home Personal Care Home Care With […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 6th, 2014
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  Oops! We did it again! It’s only been 7 weeks since Arleena and I last visited Murray Hill (otherwise known as the Unnamed Hill)/ Reservoir Canyon Trail. I cannot believe we chose to do the other side – and on a sweltering 90-degree sunny day no less! The last time we ventured up this […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 4th, 2014
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  This week Arleena and I wanted to revisit the trails of Irish Hills.   This mountain range has several different routes to hike that it will take a few more trips to explore the entire area. Back in week 15 we ventured through Mariposa and King trails. This week we traveled along Poppy to Froom […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Easter
May 3rd, 2014
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This year, Frank and I had all 6 of our kids for Easter.  I loved it!  I love having all our kids together, and they love being with one another as well.  The kids all woke up to Easter baskets filled with candy and even plastic eggs filled with money.  They were VERY excited about […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
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This week Arleena and I revisited Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain). Back in week 12, Arleena and I made a wrong turn on this trail that only got us to the M on this mountain which about ¾ of the way up to the top. Needless to say we were a bit bummed […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Apr 24th, 2014
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It’s hard to believe that Spring is already here.  With Spring comes more trips to the doctor due to ear infections, colds, allergies, and more.  My kids have health insurance, but I don’t, so when it comes to going to the doctor, it can add up pretty fast.  Thanks to American Well, I can visit […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Apr 23rd, 2014
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I used to blog as a hobby, but now blogging (and social media) has become more of a career.  You’ll find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and even YouTube – not to mention my blog where I publish posts on a regular basis.  My job in social media also requires me to constantly check […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Apr 15th, 2014
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When my boys were little, I was really into scrapbooking.  I mean old school scrapbooking!  You know where you trim and cut the pictures with different scissors, add borders and stickers, adhere the pictures to the pages, add a sheet protector and then bind in album?  Yeah – old school scrapbooking.  In fact, my stepmom […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Apr 4th, 2014
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New York Life for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Keep Good Going is about the idea of perpetuating the personal good that positively affects everyone in your life (your family).  It’s the good you want to pass onto others you care about – […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Basics
Mar 21st, 2014
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Last year, I had the opportunity to be a YesVideo Blogger.  It was so awesome learning about the company and their services and even getting a hands on experiences of them myself!  I remember when we had the opportunity to share our videos on Facebook.  That was pretty cool, but I wanted to be able […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Crafts
Mar 14th, 2014
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St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and that means time for some fun DIY crafts and projects.  We came up with the DIY St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Gifts in a Jar.  It’s fun, creative, yummy and budget-friendly.  Plus, the kids will have a blast as they match up colors, eat candies and see their St. […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Feb 26th, 2014
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  Last year I had to travel to Los Angeles to participate in my first mud run and absolutely fell in love with the concepts fun runs.   I am so happy that Run or Dye is coming to the Central Coast in May that I’m tickled pink!   Or shall I say colored pink… What’s Run […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Feb 20th, 2014
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Week 12 was a little disappointing.  Arleena and I were super excited to climb yet another mountain, the Madonna Mountain in San Luis Obispo…You know, the one with the M on the side that you see while driving on the 101 freeway.   We didn’t do the research to find out that the route that’s marked […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Feb 4th, 2014
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I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with this past week’s hike.  Arleena chose for us to hike the Stenner Creek Trail; I think mostly due to being one of the closer and shorter trails on our list.  In the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains near Cal Poly, the Stenner Creek Trail is […]...
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