Health

By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Feb 22nd, 2015
1 Comment
402 Views
Laguna Lake Park is a nice 375-acre park in San Luis just south of Cerro San Luis Mountain. This park used to have a beautiful 25-acre lake that has now shrunken to look more like a pond, but the ducks are still there and like to be fed. There is also a very nice playground […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Jan 31st, 2015
0 Comments
395 Views
Do you shop at Tobacco-Free Retailers? I definitely make an effort to do so. So why should you shop Tobacco-Free? What’s the cost of not shopping Tobacco-Free?  Tobacco not only has health costs, but also financial costs. I was shocked by how much cigarettes cost in stores now. Some are as much as $8.00 a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Jan 26th, 2015
15 Comments
814 Views
With Winter comes holidays, parties and a chill in the air, but also the cold weather blues. Have you ever felt the blues during the Winter? The first ever Blue Monday – January 24, 2005 – was established as a marketing idea for a travel company to boost sales during the winter. Psychologist Cliff Arnall […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Jan 24th, 2015
0 Comments
789 Views
I’m still trying to catch up on my hiking posts from the past few months. Finding the time, as I’m sure we all can attest to, seems harder and harder as the kids get older with all of their extracurricular activities…but I’ll save that for future posts because I digress and need to stay focused […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Jan 23rd, 2015
2 Comments
1515 Views
Riddle me this… Who can run like a Goddess while still here on Earth, drink the nectar of the gods in a place that looks like heaven? Answer:  YOU!!! Wait, what?!?  Now I’ve had the pleasure of participating in a lot of “fun runs,” mud runs, and a half marathon…but THIS run is just what […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Jan 5th, 2015
0 Comments
804 Views
What a way to end 2014! On Christmas day, Russel and I decided to get out and drive…just drive…find our own little adventure. Being kid-free this year it was easy for us to be on the go with no plans or expectations. For those of you who know me, I am always up for a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 26th, 2014
21 Comments
981 Views
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 Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 23rd, 2014
31 Comments
1780 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 Frank Gurnee
In Health
Nov 15th, 2014
31 Comments
914 Views
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 Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 6th, 2014
27 Comments
1299 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 Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 4th, 2014
30 Comments
914 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
812 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 Health
Oct 28th, 2014
66 Comments
37686 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
1155 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
1001 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
1701 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 […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Oct 6th, 2014
33 Comments
59101 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
0 Comments
1950 Views
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
1352 Views
      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
3 Comments
1113 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 […]...
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