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By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
Jan 11th, 2013
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Let’s talk about some Extreme Kah-Rah-Tay with SpongeBob SquarePants!!!  On January 15, 2013, Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution are releasing SpongeBob SquarePants: Extreme Kah-Rah-Tay on DVD!  The Bikini Bottom gang will take sports to a new level of deep-sea hilarity in these all-new episodes!  Watch SpongeBob help Sandy teach...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Jan 9th, 2013
72 Comments
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2013 is here and to start the year off with a bang, Tillamook is excited to be hosting an online contest for fans to win a complete Tillamook Fridge Makeover – aka “Mookover.”  From January 7-18, fans can submit email nominations to fans@tillamook.com for who they believe is the most deserving of a Tillamook fridge […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Product Review
Jan 9th, 2013
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2013 is here, which means it’s a new year with new goals!  One of those goals is to build our savings.  I don’t know about you, but utility bills can be a piece of mail I dread opening, especially around the holidays.  With a big family, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Jan 7th, 2013
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Iframe support required to view this content. Wanting a happy relationship or marriage is completely natural, but what can you do to ensure it will stay that way when talking about finances?  You have to be proactive when it comes to talking about finances with your spouse or partner.  You can’t just “expect” it to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Jan 5th, 2013
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It’s that time of week again! Time to post your giveaways! Feel free to link up your giveaway below or click on the giveaway you are interested in entering! Have a great week everyone! Be sure to enter these giveaways on The Mommy-Files as well: – Parental Guidance Prize Pack Giveaway (ends January 6th) – Les Miserables Prize Pack Giveaway (ends [&hel...
By Shannon Gosney
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Jan 5th, 2013
166 Comments
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This year marked our 4th Annual Cookie Exchange and it so much fun! This year, I had both family and friends and didn’t really want it to end. We had a variety of cookies brought to the Cookie Exchange and everyone was eager to box up their goodies and take them home to share. We […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Jan 5th, 2013
211 Comments
6631 Views
This holiday season was unlike any other I’ve had before…..and I LOVED it!  It was so great having all 6 of our kids together for Christmas and celebrating as a family.  Preparing for the holidays was a whole other story!  There was shopping, keeping track of gifts (ok so we’ll do better on this part […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Conferences
Jan 5th, 2013
12 Comments
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2012 was the definitely a great year of Traveling for The Mommy-Files!  I had the opportunity to visit many great places, including Orlando, Florida; Cancun, Mexico; Kansas City, Missouri; San Francisco, California; and New York City, New York.  I had amazing adventures and many memories were made.  I can’t wait to see what traveling 2013 […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Jan 3rd, 2013
2 Comments
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Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you had a great Christmas and an even better New Year!  Just an announcement that the “Parental Guidance” Prize Pack Giveaway  has been re-opened and will now end on January 13th, 2013.  There was a technical glitch that caused us to start a new giveaway on Rafflecopter.  If you have […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 31st, 2012
27 Comments
2870 Views
Our family loves Johnsonville Sausage.  In fact, just the other day I made breakfast, which included eggs, sausage and pancakes.  One of our children said, “This is the best sausage I’ve ever had!”  He was definitely right! I had the opportunity to host a Johnsonville / Ore Ida Holiday Cooking Party and made the Amazing […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Events
Dec 31st, 2012
7 Comments
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“Wish they all could be California girls……”  I’m a California girl through and through – and even more so a Southern California girl.  I grew up in Southern California, near the big city of Los Angeles – the city where many things can happen!  You’ll find all kinds of things to do with your family […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 31st, 2012
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Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. #UbiChamps Our kids love to play video games and we love it when the games get them up and moving around.  We can count on Just […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 31st, 2012
0 Comments
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It’s that time of week again! Time to post your giveaways! Feel free to link up your giveaway below or click on the giveaway you are interested in entering! Have a great week everyone! Be sure to enter these giveaways on The Mommy-Files as well: – Parental Guidance Prize Pack Giveaway (ends January 6th) – Folgers Gourmet […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Movie Review
Dec 31st, 2012
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2012 marked an awesome year for Walt Disney Studios – releasing films such as Brave, Wreck-It-Ralph, The Avengers, and Lincoln, among many other titles!  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend the Brave Disney Pixar Event with an amazing group of bloggers and an awesome PR Rep.  It was the first event I have attended and I definitely hope [&hell...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 30th, 2012
0 Comments
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Life as we know it can change overnight – with little or no warning, our family’s welfare and financial security could be put at risk unexpectedly.  While we have no control over the acts of Mother Nature, we do have control over our family’s financial security and well-being.  As a mother, I want to ensure […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health/Beauty
Dec 30th, 2012
4 Comments
2821 Views
This past November of 2012, Touchstone Crystal Division of Swarovski announced the “Holiday Hurricane Rebound” Campaign to Support East Coast Entrepreneurs.  This campaign supports its independent entrepreneurs on the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  According to the group, approximately 250 of the entrepreneurs who depend on income generated from in-home party...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 30th, 2012
0 Comments
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As our children get older, we start looking more closely at saving for college and retirement.  Being a work-at-home parent makes it even more necessary to start setting aside money for our future, as I don’t have an employer doing it for me.  Like many Americans, living paycheck to paycheck can make it difficult to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 28th, 2012
2 Comments
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Growing up, my dad taught me about earning money and saving money.  We would earn an allowance and each time we came up on “pay day,” we set aside a certain amount that would go into savings.  This was back in the day when we would actually go into the bank to make a deposit […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 28th, 2012
84 Comments
5607 Views
Growing up, I really enjoyed playing outside and riding my scooter and bike were at the top of the list!  Our kids enjoy playing outside as well and LOVE to ride their scooters!  They were really excited to see they had a new scooter to try out – the Radio Flyer Shockwave.  With school back […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Dec 28th, 2012
2 Comments
1737 Views
I have been writing on my blog for almost 5 years and most of what I have learned has been through trial and error.   Now I am working full-time on my site and in Social Media and am LOVING every minute of it!  There is still so much to learn!  That is why I am […]...
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