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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 […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Jan 29th, 2014
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Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. The […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Avila Beach
Jan 23rd, 2014
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  As we have yet to experience any winter weather (I promise I’m not trying to rub it in), I am using every opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  Bear with me as I am trying to catch up on my posts from the last few weeks (I have one more to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Basics
Jan 4th, 2014
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Over the past year, I have seen my blog grow and blossom.  I’ve had the opportunity to travel, serve as an Ambassador, attend conferences and work with companies that I love and products that I use on a regular basis.  Somehow though, I’ve lost a little bit of that woman who was behind The Mommy-Files. […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Christmas
Dec 16th, 2013
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With the holiday break quickly approaching, I find my social calendar suddenly overflowing.  Are you hosting a party?  Having family visit from out of town? Or are you planning on slowing down this season and spending time at home with your family?  Who knows, you may be doing all of the above!   This is a […]...
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