Health

By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 26th, 2014
20 Comments
605 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
29 Comments
1422 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
597 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
915 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
635 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
548 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
37224 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
938 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
851 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
1170 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
58462 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
1259 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
892 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
987 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
1011 Views
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
0 Comments
6018 Views
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
0 Comments
2589 Views
  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
1 Comment
3825 Views
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
0 Comments
2774 Views
  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
0 Comments
3847 Views
  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 […]...
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