Health

By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
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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 […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Oct 6th, 2014
23 Comments
679 Views
I taught my child the importance of oral health care with LISTERINE® SMARTRINSE, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #besweetsmart.  With 6 children in our home, it’s important that we set morning and nighttime routines.  In the mornings, they have “chores” that they complete.  These chores include brushing their teeth, brushing...
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 Beauty
Sep 17th, 2014
4 Comments
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      It’s been a while since I’ve written about my hiking adventures, and my hikes have been few and far between over the last 4 months. I plan on catching you all up in the coming weeks with the handful of hikes I did go on over the summer; however I thought I’d […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Family
Sep 9th, 2014
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727 Views
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 Back-to-School
Aug 11th, 2014
37 Comments
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I don’t know about your kids, but our kids love to play on their Samsung tablets, on the Playstation and on our iPhones.  I think the usage of technology is a lot higher now than it was when I was a kid, and that being the case, there is a higher need for our children to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
May 31st, 2014
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You’re at the doctor’s office and they ask you to step on the scale, recording your weight.  Then you are directed to sit down on a chair, where they wrap your arm with a blood pressure cuff.  Within a few seconds, the cuff inflates (either by pumping a squeeze bulb or pushing a button).  It […]...
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 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 Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
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Have you noticed all the store ads and emails coming in with bathing suits on sale?  I don’t know about you, but I am definitely not looking forward to putting one of those on any time soon.  While the Winter cold makes it easy to cover up, the Spring and Summer don’t.   For me, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Apr 24th, 2014
4 Comments
551 Views
It seems that every week or so some researcher rings the alarm over what vitamins and supplements are right and wrong for people to take. It can be maddening to hear that a vitamin or supplement you were told were safe last month are now all but toxic this month. It’s even worse when you […]...
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 Health
Apr 18th, 2014
1 Comment
163 Views
I will be one of the first to admit that I rarely turn the can or jar over and look at the facts.  I normally purchase based on previous brand experience (usually brands I grew up with or know are high quality) and sale price.  If it’s on sale, I stock up on it.  If […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Apr 3rd, 2014
2 Comments
452 Views
Last year, I was invited to attend Fit Blog LA.  Let me tell you – I had so much fun!  Not only did I get to hang out with friends, but I also had the opportunity to learn about health and fitness and take home some pretty awesome goodies with me! The Meet & Tweet […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Avila Beach
Apr 3rd, 2014
2 Comments
441 Views
  After being sick for a week, I was ready to “get back on horse” as they say and kick butt hiking.  I was on my own this week and didn’t want to hit an all-new spot, so I chose the Sycamore Crest Trail.  This trail is the backside trail to one of our first […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Beauty
Mar 31st, 2014
7 Comments
438 Views
This paid post is brought to you by the new free Oral-B Disney Timer App as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. When I was a kid, I brushed my teeth on a regular basis for the most part.  I especially brushed them thoroughly when it was time to go to the dentist […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Mar 26th, 2014
5 Comments
475 Views
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. I […]...
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