Health / Personal Living

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health / Personal Living
Mar 1st, 2016
27 Comments
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When I was a kid, allergies weren’t what they are today. Having a child with allergies can be a scary thing, especially when you aren’t there to protect them all the time. You can feel better knowing your child is protected with AllerMates. AllerMates is a band created by a mom for moms that caters to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Nov 24th, 2015
18 Comments
1308 Views
As self-employed individuals, both my husband and I are responsible for obtaining our own health insurance rather than through big companies or corporations. What does this mean for us? This means it’s time to start looking at our options for health insurance for 2016 during Open Enrollment and make the most cost-effective decisions for our fa...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health / Personal Living
Sep 20th, 2015
0 Comments
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Do you ever deal with allergies? I do and I do not like them – but they happen! In this post, I’m going to give you the lowdown about allergies, such as what allergies are, what causes them and some other helpful information. WHAT IS AN ALLERGY? An allergy is the body’s hypersensitivity to substances […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Feb 22nd, 2015
1 Comment
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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 Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Jan 5th, 2015
0 Comments
3036 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 Gurnee
In Health / Personal Living
Nov 17th, 2014
0 Comments
1373 Views
I love this time of year! Celebrating the holidays and birthdays are a big to-do in our family, but what happens when someone catches that dreadful cold? It kind of puts a damper on things, right? Did you know that school age kids get around eight to twelve colds per year? Yuck! These colds can […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
3951 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 Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
0 Comments
3370 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 Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Aug 10th, 2014
28 Comments
9129 Views
I remember all 3 of my pregnancies clearly.  I loved being pregnant.  In fact, there were points of the pregnancy where I felt better being pregnant than I did not pregnant.  I knew things would change after having babies, but I honestly didn’t have any clue what all would change.   Here are 4 changes […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health / Personal Living
Jun 23rd, 2014
36 Comments
15772 Views
When we get a cut or scrape, typically we clean it and put a bandage on it.  Well, that bandage will only work if it stays on, right?  Swimming, dirt and sweat often causes bandages to loosen, allowing dirt and germs to get into the wound.  Not with the Nexcare Waterproof Bandages.  See how Nexcare […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 21st, 2014
0 Comments
5547 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
9092 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
7566 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
7770 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 […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
0 Comments
5726 Views
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 Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Avila Beach
Apr 3rd, 2014
2 Comments
2737 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 Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Mar 26th, 2014
5 Comments
3257 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 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Mar 20th, 2014
2 Comments
3163 Views
Let me blunt – sore throats stink!  With a sore throat, it’s uncomfortable to swallow and to talk.  When sore throats happen, I want relief – stat!  When you can’t wait to get rid of a sore throat, you look for a name you trust for fast, effective relief: Chloraseptic®. So what are the symptoms of […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Mar 10th, 2014
1 Comment
5047 Views
  Sometimes I find it difficult to get motivated.  Week 14 was one of those weeks.  Arleena and I needed to switch up our scheduled hiking day when we heard the rain forecasted for the week.  I never thought of myself as a girl who likes her schedules, but when it comes to my workouts […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Avila Beach
Feb 24th, 2014
2 Comments
4888 Views
 A few weeks back, Arleena and I tackled Bishop’s Peak which I thought was an amazing feet.  Climbing that mountain gave me a sense of accomplishment.  Last week’s climb trumps Bishop’s Peak!  By the luck of the draw, Arleena and I choose Reservoir Canyon Trail located just off the 101 Freeway at the base of […]...
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