Health

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 4th, 2014
30 Comments
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Growing up, I was surrounded by smoke.  One set of my parents smoked on a regular basis around me.  They smoked in the car and in the backyard, but not in the house.  However, I was constantly in the midst of smoke.  I did not like it at all, but as a kid, what could […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 3rd, 2014
1 Comment
4226 Views
Last month my friend Melanie, our kids, and I participated in a local 5K…A Zombie Run! Zombie Invasion SLO was such a fun experience; I love themed runs! This 5K was a fundraiser for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center – a local charity. Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and zombie infections […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Oct 28th, 2014
68 Comments
43794 Views
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Hanes is teaming up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to help generate create breast cancer awareness.  The brand will also be donating $50,000 to the NBCF.  I’m so happy I have the opportunity to share ways to prevent this horrible disease!  I’ve seen family and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Oct 27th, 2014
32 Comments
5028 Views
When I was young, I remember driving somewhere with my parents on the freeway.  I saw a family with kids playing under the freeway overpass.  They weren’t just hanging out – they lived there.  I remember feeling so sad at the hunger the family must be facing, especially the kids.  After that experience, I volunteered […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Oct 22nd, 2014
25 Comments
3507 Views
  I hate cancer!  I know it sounds blunt and straight forward, but I hate it!  It doesn’t matter what type of cancer it is, I hate what it does to those I love.  If there is a cancer that is preventable, why wouldn’t we do it?  Why wouldn’t we do the self-check breast exams […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
5820 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 Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Oct 6th, 2014
33 Comments
65789 Views
I taught my child the importance of oral health care with LISTERINE® SMARTRINSE, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #besweetsmart. With 6 children in our home, it’s important that we set morning and nighttime routines.  In the mornings, they have “chores” that they complete.  These chores include brushing their teeth, brushing their hair, [&h...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
0 Comments
5332 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 Beauty
Sep 17th, 2014
4 Comments
6002 Views
      It’s been a while since I’ve written about my hiking adventures, and my hikes have been few and far between over the last 4 months. I plan on catching you all up in the coming weeks with the handful of hikes I did go on over the summer; however I thought I’d […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Sep 9th, 2014
3 Comments
4123 Views
Last year I wrote about “Living with Multiple Sclerosis” and I left off needing to go in for more tests. Well, these last 12 months have been an emotional and physical roller coaster for me. Going into my annual appointment with my Neurologist, I was feeling great.   She said “you’re too healthy,” normally I would […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
Aug 11th, 2014
37 Comments
5200 Views
I don’t know about your kids, but our kids love to play on their Samsung tablets, on the Playstation and on our iPhones.  I think the usage of technology is a lot higher now than it was when I was a kid, and that being the case, there is a higher need for our children to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
May 31st, 2014
0 Comments
16498 Views
You’re at the doctor‘s office and they ask you to step on the scale, recording your weight.  Then you are directed to sit down on a chair, where they wrap your arm with a blood pressure cuff.  Within a few seconds, the cuff inflates (either by pumping a squeeze bulb or pushing a button).  It […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 21st, 2014
0 Comments
7656 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 Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 13th, 2014
1 Comment
12471 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 Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 6th, 2014
0 Comments
10041 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 Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 4th, 2014
0 Comments
9702 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 Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
0 Comments
7992 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 Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Apr 29th, 2014
0 Comments
8025 Views
Have you noticed all the store ads and emails coming in with bathing suits on sale?  I don’t know about you, but I am definitely not looking forward to putting one of those on any time soon.  While the Winter cold makes it easy to cover up, the Spring and Summer don’t.   For me, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Apr 24th, 2014
4 Comments
4999 Views
It seems that every week or so some researcher rings the alarm over what vitamins and supplements are right and wrong for people to take. It can be maddening to hear that a vitamin or supplement you were told were safe last month are now all but toxic this month. It’s even worse when you […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Apr 24th, 2014
0 Comments
2841 Views
It’s hard to believe that Spring is already here.  With Spring comes more trips to the doctor due to ear infections, colds, allergies, and more.  My kids have health insurance, but I don’t, so when it comes to going to the doctor, it can add up pretty fast.  Thanks to American Well, I can visit […]...
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