New Twist to The Mommy-Files

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
January 31, 2010

Don’t worry! There will still be plenty of giveaways!

After reading and watching Julie and Julia and my husband’s encouragement, I have decided to feature different meal themes each month.  This means that for the month of February, we will be cooking and eating Mexican dishes and desserts in our household.  We won’t have them for every meal, but will feature a Mexican dish for one of the meals during the day.

I was very nervous and resistant to this idea at first – just ask my husband.  He had the idea for us to do this for 3 or 4 months but I wanted something a little shorter.  We settled on a month.  Why am I nervous and afraid of trying something new?  I’m nervous because it means “change” and I don’t want to fail.  Maybe it’s good that I’m nervous though….because it will make me try harder so I can make it a success, right?

Each month after that, we’ll feature a different style of food, such as Asian (including Thai, Chinese, Japanese), Italian, Greek, and more!

I am really nervous about this, but hope my family and my readers are supportive in my upcoming endeavor!

My first post will be up tomorrow, so let me know your thoughts!  And of course…any words of encouragement are welcome 🙂

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

20 Responses to “New Twist to The Mommy-Files”

  1. Barbara M says:

    I love to try different foods.
    I’m looking forward to this.
    You’ll do just fine!

  2. Carrie says:

    Sounds fun- looking forward to reading about your adventures in food!

  3. Katie Kaminski says:

    I did this with the Beijing and Turino Olympics. Vancouver doesn’t sound that adventurous to me this go around.

  4. Lin says:

    This sounds like fun. It’ll turn out great, just wait & see 🙂

  5. chari says:

    I could do mexican for a month easy!

  6. The Gosfam says:

    OOO how exciting!! I am such a foodie and I loved Julie and Julia. Mexican food is my absolute fave so excited to see what meals you share.

  7. molomatic says:

    Julie and Julia was indeed inspiring. I’m excited for you!

  8. Michelle says:

    A little change once in a while is good, keeps things fresh. Although, you blog is great anyway. I am looking forward to seeing some of these recipes!

  9. Sounds like a fun adventure. Looking forward to see the different items you plan to share with us 🙂

  10. Nichol says:

    Oh I’m so excited about this. I love cooking and get thrilled for new ideas and dishes. Can’t wait :O)

  11. I am so excited I love trying new dishes we would eat a new dish everday if it were possible. i am excited to hear what dishes you try. I am really tempted to join in hmmmm yoyu have given me something to think about!

  12. Jennifer B. says:

    I am all about Mexican food! I can’t wait to see what you post!

  13. Badger Momma says:

    Sounds yummy! I can’t wait to see what you come up with. 🙂

  14. What a great idea! Your husband is smart man.

  15. Kayla says:

    I think this is a wonderful idea!
    Of course no one likes the prospect of failure, but I would gather that no one likes the monotony of daily life either(at least, that describes me LOL)-If you don’t try, you’ll never push yourself to do things in the future.
    Life is all about trial and error and if this ends up being a dud, you learn from the experience and move on, but at least you gave it a shot 😀
    Who knows, you might get your next bright idea along the way!!

  16. Marquel says:

    I think that it is a wonderful idea! I love Mexican, Asian, Italian & Greek food! Yum!! And, I am the same way when it comes to change & failure. But, change is a good thing. You never are truly living life if you don’t take chances. Every, single one of us experiences failure, but we eventually learn from our mistakes. Thats what makes us wiser & stronger~! 🙂

  17. I think it sounds like a wonderful idea and the fact that George is so supportive should make things so much easier for you – he is a great husband and dad… what a find you have!!

    I am looking forward to your recipes, I love to experiment also, but with just the two of us, and of course Nano who loves to try our people food, especiall meat, I don’t try too many new recipes because it can get expensive to buy all the ingredients. I love when I get REAL peoples take on recipes.

    You are gonna do a fantastic job!!

  18. Jessie C. says:

    I was reading recipe posts and just wondering why they were all Mexican- now I know it’s Mexican month! I love the idea of monthly theme.

  19. deb says:

    How fun! I loved Jule & Julia. I look forward to reading about your adventures in the kitchen.

  20. mommalovesmee says:

    How cool is that..! ill check them out…

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