Health / Personal Living

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Jan 24th, 2017
25 Comments
3353 Views
You’ve heard it before – one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs is that of being a parent. I believe it’s totally true too! As a parent, I want the very best for my children. When they’re sick, I give them medicine and sometimes it gets to the point where they need to go […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Dec 19th, 2016
6 Comments
1685 Views
This is a sponsored post written for Neutrogena. I was compensated and provided complimentary products for this post. All opinions are my own. Winter is in full swing and here on the Central Coast, it’s usually not too harsh compared to other places. However, the other day we did have a cold spell and it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 22nd, 2016
0 Comments
1437 Views
My life is a busy! I’m a wife, mom, blogger and entrepreneur. Taking care of my family, running a blog and running a business can really take a lot of effort and energy…sometimes leaving mommy tired and exhausted. When I’m tired or exhausted, I am often also cranky, snappy and sometimes emotionally stressed. That’s when […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 21st, 2016
0 Comments
1320 Views
This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. With 6 kids, 1 husband, two businesses and everyday life, I am a pretty busy lady! Let’s not forget about the closely approaching hustle and bustle of the holidays! I don’t have time to be sick or down […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health / Personal Living
Nov 4th, 2016
4 Comments
2621 Views
I don’t know about you, but I love to feel pampered! Whether it’s getting my hair or nails done, a massage or applying a face mask, I love to be pampered. Lately, I’ve been really into doing facial masks. It’s amazing how relaxing they are and how soft and smooth my face feels after applying […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Nov 3rd, 2016
27 Comments
2652 Views
As a mom to 6 children, I can completely and totally attest that it definitely makes a difference when I don’t get a good night’s sleep. I’m tired, more irritable and find it difficult to complete all the daily tasks I need to do at an optimum level. Getting good sleep is not only necessary […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Oct 24th, 2016
2 Comments
1204 Views
This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. With 6 kids, 1 husband, two businesses and everyday life, I really don’t have the time to be sick or down. You never really realize how much you do and how many people depend on you until your […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Oct 24th, 2016
3 Comments
1314 Views
I love this time of year! The leaves on trees are changing colors, the weather is cooling down and Fall is here. However, with the arrival of Fall comes the dreaded allergy season. Let’s talk about the lowdown of Fall allergies. All About Allergies What IS an allergy? An allergy is the body’s hypersensitivity to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Oct 19th, 2016
3 Comments
1648 Views
This post was written in partnership with ResMed. All opinions are mine. Have you ever had a hard time falling asleep at night and woken up the next morning completely exhausted? Do you suffer from sleep apnea? My mom and dad both do and it is not only scary and dangerous, but can lead to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jul 15th, 2016
49 Comments
3648 Views
I don’t know about you, but we love the Ice Age movies in our home! On July 22nd, Ice Age: Collision Course will be coming to theaters everywhere! In celebration of the movie, Philips Sonicare has partnered with 20th Century Fox to introduce the NEW limited edition Philips Sonicare For Kids Ice Agepower toothbrush with Bluetooth® wir...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health / Personal Living
Jun 25th, 2016
4 Comments
1666 Views
This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Walmart. All opinions are mine. With a big family, I am always trying to avoid the Oops. That’s when you realize you’ve run out of something and don’t have any extra on hand. That adds a little bit of stress and pressure to hurry up and replace it. I work […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Jun 25th, 2016
1 Comment
3093 Views
This post was sponsored by Meta Appetite Control as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Since I hit my 30s, I started gaining weight a lot more quickly than I did before. I figured it would happen at some point, but now it’s a yucky reality. Between running our kids around to 3 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health / Personal Living
Mar 1st, 2016
27 Comments
2037 Views
When I was a kid, allergies weren’t what they are today. Having a child with allergies can be a scary thing, especially when you aren’t there to protect them all the time. You can feel better knowing your child is protected with AllerMates. AllerMates is a band created by a mom for moms that caters to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Nov 24th, 2015
18 Comments
2211 Views
As self-employed individuals, both my husband and I are responsible for obtaining our own health insurance rather than through big companies or corporations. What does this mean for us? This means it’s time to start looking at our options for health insurance for 2016 during Open Enrollment and make the most cost-effective decisions for our fa...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health / Personal Living
Sep 20th, 2015
0 Comments
1844 Views
Do you ever deal with allergies? I do and I do not like them – but they happen! In this post, I’m going to give you the lowdown about allergies, such as what allergies are, what causes them and some other helpful information. WHAT IS AN ALLERGY? An allergy is the body’s hypersensitivity to substances […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 22nd, 2015
1 Comment
4497 Views
Laguna Lake Park is a nice 375-acre park in San Luis just south of Cerro San Luis Mountain. This park used to have a beautiful 25-acre lake that has now shrunken to look more like a pond, but the ducks are still there and like to be fed. There is also a very nice playground […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 5th, 2015
0 Comments
4000 Views
What a way to end 2014! On Christmas day, Russel and I decided to get out and drive…just drive…find our own little adventure. Being kid-free this year it was easy for us to be on the go with no plans or expectations. For those of you who know me, I am always up for a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health / Personal Living
Nov 17th, 2014
0 Comments
2111 Views
I love this time of year! Celebrating the holidays and birthdays are a big to-do in our family, but what happens when someone catches that dreadful cold? It kind of puts a damper on things, right? Did you know that school age kids get around eight to twelve colds per year? Yuck! These colds can […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
4719 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 Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
0 Comments
4132 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 […]...
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