The Mommy-Files is Now Redhead Mom!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
June 7, 2017

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It’s so hard to believe that I’m going on 9 years of blogging now. I started my blog in July of 2008. It was my outlet to connecting with other stay-at-home moms who had babies at home. I’ve always loved to write, but never imagined making a career out of it. Heck, when I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor and then a teacher, but I became a blogger and mom! I love my job! I never imagined having a blog called Redhead Mom.

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After doing someΒ research, talking to other bloggers and dragging my feet a little bit, I decided to embrace my life as a Redhead Mom. Part of embracing my life as a Redhead Mom was rebranding my blog from The Mommy-Files to Redhead Mom. It’s been quite a process, but I am definitely excited for the potential and hope to keep my loyal followers, as well as gain new ones.

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Not only will I be sharing about our present life and activities as a blended family of 8 (yep just like the Brady Bunch with 6 kids), but I will also be sharing about some of those activities and things from my past that never quite made it on the blog. I hope that you’ll come along with us for the ride.

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To share in the excitement of our rebranding, we are giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner!

What would you like to see posted on Redhead Mom?



About Has 2103 Posts

Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom 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.

117 Responses to “The Mommy-Files is Now Redhead Mom!”

  1. Andrea Darst says:

    I love easy recipes and giveaways!

  2. Denise S says:

    I would like to see recipes and contests.

  3. Margaret Smith says:

    Love reviews and giveaways and family friendly quick recipe ideas.

  4. Jaime says:

    Congrats on the rebrand!!

  5. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I would like to see more giveaways

  6. Richard Hicks says:

    Would be nice to see a pet section.

  7. Amy Deeter says:

    I am always wanting to see giveaways, seasonal recipes,etc

  8. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to see quick and easy dinner recipes

  9. Jaque Richards says:

    I am fascinated by your courage. I don’t know if I would be able to become another “Brady Bunch”! So I would like to read more about your life.

  10. Jammie says:

    I would love to see more recipes.

  11. Brittney House says:

    I’d like to see workout tips.

  12. Cheryl B says:

    I enjoy recipes and travel tips.

  13. Barbara Montag says:

    I enjoy everything you already have.
    Maybe couponing or gardening?
    thank you

  14. Harold says:

    giveaways and reviews

  15. Ashley C says:

    I would love to see recipes!

  16. Cynthia C says:

    I like to read about healthy recipes and adore giveaways.

  17. Christina Sparks says:

    I enjoy recipes, of any kind, I enjoy cooking.

  18. Linda Lansford says:

    I want to see health tips

  19. Mel P. says:

    Bake/craft sale ideas for kids

  20. Maureen says:

    I like to see how others live day to day with everyday occurrences. Recipes and hints about doing everyday tasks to make them easier are greatly appreciated.

  21. Lisa says:

    I love seeing recipes to get great ideas.

  22. Derek Jennings says:

    More giveaways!

  23. Janet Woodling says:

    I love to read about cooking, baking and new recipes.

  24. Cheryl says:

    I always like learning about new products and seeing recipes.

  25. Angela says:

    Learning more healthy recipes is nice.

  26. David Hollingsworth says:

    I always like more personal care tips, because there is always something that we need to know about our skin, teeth, and other areas.

  27. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Two of my favorite hobbies are giveaways and recipes πŸ™‚ I also like personal posts—it makes me feel connected.

  28. heather s says:

    Deals on summer fun things to do

  29. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I always like thrifty living tips-particularly on a single income or limited income.

  30. Kiara says:

    I would like to see more giveaways.

  31. Amber says:

    I’d love to see tips for healthy eating and healthy living!

  32. Kelly says:

    Would love to see recipes and giveaways.

  33. Lisa Brown says:

    I would like to see recipes and reviews.

  34. Natalie says:

    I would love to see more giveaways and lower calorie recipe ideas.

  35. Julie Wood says:

    I would love to see recipes, giveaways and awesome new product reviews!

  36. Melissa says:

    i would love to see holiday recipes that the whole family can enjoy. and fun holiday crafts.

  37. paige chandler says:

    I want to see family dinner ideas

  38. Donna Clifford says:

    more statistics about red hair (my daughter is a red-head) and more giveaways too.

  39. shelly peterson says:

    I like recipes, product reviews and giveaways.

  40. Serge B says:

    I like reviews and giveaways

  41. Chrystal D says:

    A crafts section for those of us who upcycle would be cool

  42. Emily R. says:

    I especially want to see more giveaways! Free sample links would be great too.

  43. Will G says:

    More reviews and giveaways.

  44. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love the giveaways, reviews, and family fun ideas on a budget.

  45. Laura Barnes-Schrillo says:

    I love to see giveaways

  46. cane says:

    I would love to see classic old movies review and relationship advice

  47. Nicole Martin says:

    I like reviews and contests!

  48. Rachel says:

    I would love to see easy weeknight dinner ideas and DIY projects.

  49. Theresa Jenkins says:

    I’m liking what I see so far …keep up the great work

  50. Susan Christy says:

    I like recipes, home decor and easy home DIY projects.

  51. Michelle C says:

    I love giveaways and healthy recipes!

  52. Charlene S. says:

    My favorite articles are family friendly recipes and easy to do crafts.

  53. Nancy says:

    I;d love to see more about how you have made your blog such a success! Congrats on the re-branding!!

  54. Elena says:

    Family trips ideas and of course more giveaways

  55. Becca says:

    I love when people post family recipes. I am always looking for new recipes to try!

  56. Kyl Neusch says:

    I would like to see more giveaways

  57. Angelica Dimeo says:

    More recipes

  58. mami2jcn says:

    I’d like to see fun kid-friendly recipes.

  59. Gina M says:

    I love to see budget-friendly travel tips.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  60. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I love recipes, giveaways and beauty product reviews.

  61. Cheryl Everitt says:

    Recipes, DIY, and Giveaways – Thank you!

  62. Lasonda says:

    I like recipes and product reviews.

  63. Susan Smith says:

    I love easy recipe, product reviews and giveaways

  64. Dan Dykstra says:

    More recipes and more giveaways. Thanks.

  65. Cynthia R says:

    I like seeing recipes, giveaways, and vacation ideas.

  66. Mindy Voet says:

    You really have it all covered! Otherwise healthy recipes is always good. Especially family friendly ones.

  67. Faith Johnson says:

    I love learning about recipes for the whole family to try.

  68. I’d like to hear more about toys and outdoor activities. I learned that the balance bikes were a great way to teach kids to ride a real bike, which didn’t make sense to me, but when I talked to a physical therapist she agreed. I love info like that.

  69. I like to visit and enter giveaways. I also love family fun ideas!

  70. clynsg says:

    Easy recipes and giveaways.

  71. Carol says:

    I would like to see more giveaways

  72. Tara Darity says:

    I would like to see recipes and giveaways!!

  73. susan smoaks says:

    i love the reviews and giveaways. they are the best.

  74. Julieh says:

    I’d like to see tips on juggling life and a big family.

  75. Erica B. says:

    I like to read reviews of new products.

  76. I would like to read about adding spices to foods. Do you know about aromatherapy?

  77. Robin says:

    I would like to see more healthy recipes and how to save money.

  78. Daniel M says:

    always like giveaways

  79. Kristin McCall says:

    I love cake and cookie recipes. Also more giveaways.

  80. Janine Hwang says:

    I’d love to see quick and easy kid friendly recipes

  81. shateece taylor says:

    family fun and activities

  82. Kim H says:

    Healthy living articles

  83. amanda lea says:

    Love beauty blogs!! New facial effective products

  84. Jennifer Reed says:

    My favorite type of posts are giveaways and budget decorating so that is what I would love to see on your blog.

  85. Linda G. says:

    I would like to see some fun things to do with kids!

  86. Samantha says:

    I would love to see some good recipes for kids, maybe even something easy they can help make!

  87. MikeyMike says:

    Love some more reviews + health eating tips

  88. Karen Drake says:

    I like to see lifestyle posts and cooking/ food posts.

  89. chickie brewer says:

    Some of the things enjoy organic or healthy giveaways..

  90. brandy says:

    More giveaways and travel content.

  91. Ed says:

    Unique party themes!

  92. I would like to see giveaways.

  93. Tina reynolds says:

    I love recipes with lots of photos and videos

  94. DeeAnn S says:

    I always love seeing new seasonal recipes. And contests, of course! πŸ˜‰

  95. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would like to see reviews and recipes.

  96. Stephanie Liske says:

    I would like to see more sweeps! πŸ˜€

  97. Stephanie Larison says:

    I would like to see lots of reviews of products, giveaways, kid friendly recipes, tips with kids (esp. mouthy as they get older seems to be my problem over here!), and crafts with kids.

  98. amanda whitley says:

    i especially like to read reviews and diy posts.

  99. Sarah L says:

    I’m a giveaway junkie so I like seeing your giveaways.
    I’ve been following you for years and will have to get used to the new (and very apt) name.
    Thanks for the contest.

    • Sarah L says:

      I was very pleased to see that the name change did not affect the links so I’m still signed up for all your different ways.

  100. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love health issues (tips and stories), recipes, travel tips/stories, giveaways and more giveaways!

  101. Hayley says:

    Reviews, giveaways, recipes, also frugal tips.

  102. Philip Lawrence says:

    I would like to see cooking tips on what kids will actually enjoy and eat.

  103. Tracy Shafer says:

    More recipes, and crafts

  104. Roxann says:

    I like recipes , reviews and giveaways.

  105. Wendy McBride says:

    I’d enjoy quick and easy recipes!

  106. Kathy Pease says:

    I love posts about beauty or anti aging

  107. SHAYNA BROOKMAN says:


  108. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I would enjoy seeing shopping hauls!

  109. Michelle H. says:

    I love good recipes and articles on beauty and health.

  110. DanV says:

    More giveaways are great

  111. Leah Shumack says:

    Recipes, Giveaways and DIY things I can do with my 11 year old are always a hit!

  112. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would like to see posts about coupons and savings.

  113. Meme says:

    How about family activities for a big family that won’t break the budget and of course contests

  114. Erin Daly says:

    I love to read tips on all-natural beauty and home cleaning. Thanks:)

  115. Sand says:

    I like to see reviews on new items.

  116. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I like to see reviews and recipes. I recommend more recipes.

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