Family

By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Feb 8th, 2019
5 Comments
393 Views
Today’s blog post on Redhead Mom is about understanding term vs. whole life insurance policies as part of a sponsored post with Mason Finance. From the minute our children come into our lives, we are looking for ways in which we can protect them. Something that I personally don’t like to think about is death […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Feb 5th, 2019
39 Comments
698 Views
Today, February 5th, is Safer Internet Day and I’ll be sharing 25 Tips on How to Protect Our Families on the Internet. This post is sponsored in partnership with Google and the Forward Influencer Network. As a tech driven family, I find that we try to stay up to date on the latest technology. I also find that […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 10th, 2018
42 Comments
986 Views
Margarita Adventures hosted our family so that we could experience and share about the Zipline Tour. Each weekend we have all the kids together, we try to plan something fun. Whether it’s camping, going to an amusement park, heading to the movies, or bowling, we try to get out and do something together as a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Nov 4th, 2018
1 Comment
752 Views
In our family, we love to celebrate the different holidays throughout the year. One of those that’s lot of fun for us is Halloween In our family, we have a lot of family traditions and that includes carving pumpkins together. This year, our kids had a great time carving freestyle and with templates. They did […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 19th, 2018
13 Comments
2612 Views
On the weekends, we are always on the lookout for fun things to do with our kids. This past weekend, we learned about the 9th Annual Free Family Kite Festival that was hosted by the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. Santa Maria Valley is home to delicious restaurants, beautiful wineries with vineyards, beaches and a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Mar 24th, 2017
28 Comments
2892 Views
One of the many things I love about my husband is his shared love for cruising and traveling. While we don’t travel as often as some bloggers out there, we do enjoy our yearly getaway (usually lasting about a week or so). Last year, we took a cruise via the Carnival Conquest to the Western […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Feb 15th, 2017
32 Comments
4497 Views
On our most recent cruises (last summer), Frank and I cruised on the Carnival Conquest. It was a really nice ship and we had a lot of fun, as well as relaxed a bunch on our trip. One of the ports we stopped in was Cozumel, Mexico. While I took Geography in high school, I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Oct 31st, 2016
4 Comments
2541 Views
This post includes affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Happy Halloween! I hope you all have a Happy Halloween! I love this day because I have great memories as a kid dressing up and trick-or-treating. Our kids I hope have great memories as well. My husband did an awesome job ordering all of their […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 5th, 2016
2 Comments
2860 Views
We love to go RV camping in our family! In our RV, we can travel to different places and feel really comfortable while doing it.  The kids love traveling in the RV because it has a bathroom, a kitchen, TVs and fun places to sleep and hang out! I love traveling in the RV because it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Bullying
Oct 3rd, 2016
1 Comment
1734 Views
When I was in elementary school, I was the source of a lot of teasing. Not only did I have red hair, but I also had freckles, crooked teeth, very fair skin and was tall and skinny and didn’t shave my leg until I was in 6th grade (so I was hairy too)! I came […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning
Mar 26th, 2016
8 Comments
3173 Views
It’s that time of year again – time for Spring cleaning! We’ve set our clocks back, opened our windows, and begun to think about what needs cleaning (or getting rid of) in our homes. With kids, it can be a big challenge trying to get them to help out with Spring cleaning. Here are 5 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Mar 25th, 2016
16 Comments
2571 Views
This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/POWERADE. #spon When our boys were younger, they loved to participate in soccer. As an active soccer mom, I loved to help with their games and practice with them for fun. I was a team mom a few times (organizing snacks, planning parties, and calling parents with announcements) and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 1st, 2015
18 Comments
2927 Views
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only does it include delicious dishes and a juicy turkey, but it also includes laughter, stories and thankfulness with our family and friends. This year, we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at my sister and brother-in-law’s home. In attendance were my dad and stepmom, mother- and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Education
Sep 25th, 2015
21 Comments
5036 Views
School is back in session! That means early mornings, schoolwork during the day and no more late nights during the week. However, just because school is in session doesn’t mean kids can’t still have fun! In fact, we as parents can make learning fun for our kids! Our kids love to swim, go bowling, play games, cook and more! […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
Sep 23rd, 2015
17 Comments
3740 Views
It’s hard to believe that school is already in session, right? With 6 kids, you can just imagine how crazy busy it got shopping for shoes, clothes and supplies! I’m so glad that there are sites like Zappos that make shopping for the back-to-school season easy and fun! As one of the largest online retailers […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Sep 13th, 2015
26 Comments
5284 Views
This summer, we took our kids to both the Santa Barbara County Fair (located in Santa Maria, California) and the California Mid-State Fair (located in Paso Robles, California). This blog post is going to be all about the Santa Barbara County Fair! While our four older kids went on a camping trip with their grandpa, Frank […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Do-It-Yourself
Aug 22nd, 2015
16 Comments
5096 Views
Do you have kids at home? Are you looking to do something creative, fun and educational with them that doesn’t cost a fortune? How about creating a Rock Band??!!  You don’t need to give an arm and a leg to get an instrument for your kid – all you need are your own two hands. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Jun 28th, 2015
26 Comments
5214 Views
Growing up, I felt like I didn’t matter. It wasn’t that I didn’t matter with my parents, it was that I felt I didn’t matter with my peers, my friends, my schoolmates. I was the one who was teased for the red hair, fair skin, skinny legs, and crooked teeth. I was the last one […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
May 6th, 2015
35 Comments
7195 Views
Some of my fondest memories with my mother are in the kitchen when we were cooking together. These memories are at various stages of my life, ranging from the age of a child to a mother with a big family. Cooking together not only resulted in amazing dishes (and some not so great – ha ha), but in memories […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Apr 10th, 2015
25 Comments
5127 Views
  We love to eat pizza in our family! Heck, since purchasing our Blackstone Pizza Oven, we’ve been enjoying a lot more pizzas a lot more often! Not to mention the money it’s saved us as well – saving us more than half the cost of buying them from local pizza places!  My husband is the […]...
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