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By Shannon Gurnee
In Baby Products
Jun 24th, 2017
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This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. Having a baby and becoming a mother was something I looked forward to for a long time when I was growing up. I love being a mom, but there were definitely [&...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Product Review
Jun 20th, 2017
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This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Living here on the California Central Coast, my family has become very aware of water safety. Whether it’s at the beach, in a lake or at the pool, havi...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jun 19th, 2017
34 Comments
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This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures. All opinions are mine. In our family, we love to watch movies and one of our favorite animated ones is Despicable Me! We’ve seen Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Minions and are ready to see Despicable Me 3 when it comes to theaters on June 30...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Product Review
Jun 19th, 2017
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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Summertime is here and the kids are immersing themselves in video games and YouTube. While these can be fun, wouldn’t you feel better if they were playing wi...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jun 15th, 2017
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods and SheSpeaks. All opinions are entirely my own.   WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Summer is almost here for our family and that means the kids will be hom...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Las Vegas
Jun 14th, 2017
30 Comments
1287 Views
Have you ever soared 500 feet above Vegas on the VooDoo ZipLine? Well, we have! Frank and I love to take road trips to Vegas and we’ve been a lot of times, but our most recent trip included an experience of Vegas unlike any of our other trips…from 500 feet above ground on the VooDoo [&hel...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Jun 14th, 2017
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It’s summertime and that means it’s time to travel and keep your houseguests comfortable when they drop by for a long or short visit. In our home, it is definitely a challenge sometimes, but it is doable. With our blended family of 8, including 6 kids, we have 3 bedrooms, but we still man...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jun 14th, 2017
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310 Views
Life can get pretty busy in most of our lives and without family organization, it can get really crazy! When you look at your individual events, activities and appointments, it doesn’t look too bad. Add in everyone’s different schedules and life can get hectic. As a mom, I want to spend m...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Product Review
Jun 13th, 2017
37 Comments
1251 Views
I’m not sure about you, but I feel a little nervous when I walk at night and would much rather feel safe at night. Whether it’s running out to the front yard to put trash in the trash can or walking from the grocery store to my car, walking in the dark makes me feel […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jun 13th, 2017
27 Comments
1036 Views
I’m so thankful to live in a day and age when we have so much information at our fingertips. Thanks to technology, we are able to monitor our homes and keep our families safe – all from the touch of a button on our phones! I recently discovered the Onelink Environment Monitor from First A...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jun 13th, 2017
38 Comments
1087 Views
In our family, we eat a lot of chicken. Not only does it taste good, but I can often times find it on sale at the grocery store. One of the recipes our kids have really come to love is Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe. Not only is it yummy and easy, but it’s […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Jun 12th, 2017
148 Comments
2172 Views
  Ever since I was a kid, flying in a plane has made me nervous. I honestly think it’s a number of things, including being scared of heights, having no control over the plane and not really understanding how a huge plane can stay in the air thousands of feet off the ground. Even though [&h...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jun 12th, 2017
75 Comments
1744 Views
 This post is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures. All opinions are mine. When we were at the movies, I remembered seeing the preview for “The House” and it looked pretty funny! In fact, it’s on my “Upcoming Movies to Watch List” that I’d like to see wit...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Jun 9th, 2017
18 Comments
403 Views
I remember the first time we walked through our home. The ceilings in the front room and bedroom were high, the carpet was white (yes, older people lived here before us and didn’t have kids – hence the white carpet) and the counters were made of granite. I love granite countertops! I love...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Jun 9th, 2017
27 Comments
501 Views
I’ve been blogging for almost 9 years and have been to Mom 2.0 Summit four different times (including this year in Orlando, Florida). I’ve been to Laguna Niguel twice, Atlanta and Orlando. Next year, Mom 2.0 will be in Los Angeles and I’m so excited to go because it’s wit...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jun 8th, 2017
0 Comments
273 Views
We live in an age where we are lucky enough to have smart homes filled with advanced pieces of technology. We love it! This Father’s Day, hook dad up with the Logitech Harmony Home Control or the Logitech Harmony Companion (the more recent model). We hooked ours up in our room and we love ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Freebies / Coupons
Jun 8th, 2017
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285 Views
Dating is a necessary part of any romantic relationship. Whether you’re just dating or already married, dating helps to build the bond of a couple. Bonds are strengthened through new experiences and essentially creating new and lasting memories. While you can go to the movies or go out to a res...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health/Beauty
Jun 8th, 2017
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This is a sponsored post written on behalf of OXY Skincare. All opinions are my own. Being a teenager can be hard! Not only do you have tons of homework on a regular basis, but your body is also physically going through changes. Not to mention the emotions that are up and down like a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Jun 7th, 2017
21 Comments
911 Views
I feel so blessed and lucky to live in a day and age where I have access to household appliances that make daily tasks quick and easy. While I could imagine, I have no desire to imagine living back in the day when clothes had to be washed by hand. With 6 kids, I’d literally […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Jun 7th, 2017
76 Comments
2180 Views
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 [&hell...
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