Raising Boys

By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Aug 18th, 2014
33 Comments
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I remember how excited I was when I took my oldest son to go shopping for soccer gear.  I was officially a soccer mom.  Brian was super excited about his “chin” guards, new shoes and ball that he could kick all around the yard.  He was even more excited when he got his official uniform! […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Babies
Aug 5th, 2014
23 Comments
184 Views
It’s hard to believe it’s been 6 years since I started blogging at The Mommy-Files.  One of the reasons I started blogging was to connect with other moms online who might be going through similar things in motherhood as I was.  It was also a place for me to share my thoughts, feelings, experiences and photos of […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Oct 1st, 2013
3 Comments
118 Views
If you want to teach your kids about nature then introducing them to the birds in your backyard is a fantastic way to do it. The process of creating a bird-friendly environment is also a fun activity to enjoy as a family. Here’s how to get started. Bird Feeders and Tables Having bird food available […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Jul 20th, 2013
11 Comments
95 Views
Over the past few months, I have loved working with Fandango as a Family Room Ambassador.  I have had the opportunity to Make Movie Memories with My Family and it’s been awesome!  I remember when I was a little girl and saw E.T. with my family.  There were so many memories – movies on the big screen, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
May 1st, 2013
10 Comments
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Riding bikes with kids can be fun, but also scary if you don’t put safety as your number one priority.  I remember riding bikes with my sisters when we were kids.  It was back in the day when helmets weren’t required.  My sister was riding her bike and looking behind her while waving.  All of […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Apr 8th, 2013
7 Comments
55 Views
Remember the days when you could leisurely wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee, and get ready for the day?  Well, those days are long gone!  Now, the mornings consist of waking me up, waking the boys up, getting breakfast on the table, lunches made, kids dressed and ready for school, and then finally heading […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Mar 30th, 2013
0 Comments
6 Views
Growing up, I always wanted to learn how to play the piano.  I could play the piano by ear, but I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to read music.  I would love for our kids to have the opportunity to take music lessons, but it can get kind of pricey. Let […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Crafts
Mar 20th, 2013
12 Comments
7 Views
We got together with a friend and her kids on St. Patrick’s Day.  We made the Rainbows in a Jar craft and the kids had a blast.  But then the oddest thing happened.  They wanted to do another craft!  So we pulled out the construction paper, glue and markers and away we went.  Yes I […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Jun 15th, 2012
2 Comments
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Yay!  Dallen graduated from Kindergarten!  I’m so proud of my little guy and love him so much!  :)  Congrats baby boy!...
By Shannon Gosney
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
May 13th, 2012
18 Comments
25 Views
Yesterday was Sammy’s birthday, but we celebrated it today at our local Chuck E Cheese.  My little boy is now 4 years old!!!  Crazy how the time flies by!  Well, I have been talking with my boyfriend’s mom for a little while now about the cake she wanted to make for Sam’s birthday.  She made […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Crafts
May 7th, 2012
5 Comments
18 Views
I was recently introduced to Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers and was excited to create a craft with my three boys using the paint markers.  My boys are so creative and I knew they would have fun creating their own shirt and drawing their own pictures to wear around town.  In this campaign, each blogger chose […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
May 3rd, 2012
3 Comments
6 Views
I am excited to participate in the So Good, So Sweet Contest, where a group of bloggers share sweet moments that were personal to them.  I shared a moment I had with my youngest son on our most recent camping trip.  He was playing with his brothers and my boyfriend’s kids.  He came over to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health / Personal Living
Mar 19th, 2012
3 Comments
8 Views
Over the past 4 weeks, my boys and I were invited to take the Oral Care Challenge with Listerine and Walmart, via a campaign with The Motherhood.  As part of the campaign, we were sent a package of goodies, including Mouth Rinse (for adults), Mouth Rinse (for kids), Dental Floss, and Toothbrushes.  My boys loved […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Feb 20th, 2012
17 Comments
12 Views
In 2008, I created The Mommy-Files.  At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom and wanted an outlet where I could talk about motherhood, post pictures, share recipes, and make friends with other moms online.  Although I had a Bachelor’s Degree, I chose to take the opportunity to be at home with my 3 boys […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Feb 19th, 2012
1 Comment
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At the Nipomo Park with the boys – view of the sun through the trees.  So pretty!!!...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Jan 27th, 2012
4 Comments
11 Views
On January 24th, we celebrated Dallen’s 6th birthday and I had a party for him at our local Chuck E Cheese.  The kids had a blast eating pizza and playing some of the new games.  I was going to make a cake but ended up buying a cake from Costco.  They are so good!  It […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Jan 23rd, 2012
1 Comment
6 Views
Dallen’s birthday is on Tuesday, but we had friends come to a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese to celebrate.  He had so much fun and so did his friends!  Plus, gotta love Costco for last minute birthday cakes!!!...
By Shannon Gosney
In Back-to-School
Oct 20th, 2011
3 Comments
32 Views
As a parent, dealing with picky eaters or busy schedules can make it a challenge to make sure my kids are getting the nutritional support they need, let alone in a way they actually enjoy.  New Emergen-C Kidz, now specially formulated just for kids, provides key vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants, which can play a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health / Personal Living
Oct 3rd, 2011
2 Comments
5 Views
As a mother of three children, I want the best health care possible for my family.  This means that when we go to the doctor’s office, it is vital to communicate openly with our doctor, so that we can get the best results possible.  I really enjoyed watching the video with Laurri Diener, mother of […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Sep 27th, 2011
6 Comments
21 Views
I absolutely adore the team of women that make TheMotherhood possible!  I have been introduced to some amazing brands and given awesome opportunities through TheMotherhood.  The most recent campaign that I participated in was the TruMoo Campaign.  My boys LOVE chocolate milk and the samples we received did NOT last long!  As a participant in […]...
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