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By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 6th, 2014
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Those who serve in our military have a soft place in my heart.  My dad served in the Vietnam War before […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
Aug 5th, 2014
23 Comments
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It’s hard to believe it’s been 6 years since I started blogging at The Mommy-Files.  One of the reasons I started blogging was to connect with other moms online who might be going through similar things in motherhood as I was.  It was also a place for me to share my thoughts, feelings, experiences and photos of […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 14th, 2014
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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Raising a child at any age is challenging, and when it comes to mothers and daughters, the dynamic can be even more complex. What some may dismiss as “typical tween girl behavior” […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Los Angeles
Jun 24th, 2014
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Frank and I travel down to Los Angeles a lot!  We’ve found that sometimes it’s just easier (and more cost-effective) to take a taxi to get where we’re going.  Whether we’re heading to a baseball game, a concert or a press event, it can get expensive (and frustrating) driving around and searching for parking in […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jun 16th, 2014
128 Comments
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Frank and I love to host get-togethers for our friends and family and recently had the opportunity to throw our very own “Outdoor Oasis” Party.  Our party was a huge hit thanks to Pier 1 Imports and Mom Central.  After shopping at Pier 1 Imports, I was amazed at how many different items and affordable […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jun 16th, 2014
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I remember being a kid and how excited I was to get a new computer at our school. I remember playing the “Turtle Game” using the keyboard. I mean, when I was a kid (before computers), we had typewriters and had to look up information in encyclopedias and use the Dewey Decimal system. We didn’t […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jun 9th, 2014
11 Comments
6882 Views
Food allergies are never any fun, but can you imagine being lactose intolerant or having dairy sensitivities? That means no ice cream, no milk shakes, and no milk with your cookies.  I went through a dairy sensitivity myself caused by a prescription I was taking.  I couldn’t drink milkshakes, eat ice cream or dip my […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
May 13th, 2014
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I walk a lot!  I’m not even talking about exercise kind of walking.  I’m talking about cooking breakfast, doing dishes and laundry, making meals for the family, running kids to school and running around town type of walking.  Lots of walking!  Not to mention walking as part of my travels.  When I walk, I want […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
May 9th, 2014
5 Comments
7454 Views
I wasn’t really familiar with Stonyfield Organic Yogurt before participating in this campaign.  So when I was invited to check out the new Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Pouches, I jumped on the opportunity.  I don’t know about you, but I try to ensure our kids eat healthy snacks.  Sometimes they’ll be hungry after breakfast or dinner [&hell...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Apr 20th, 2014
80 Comments
7024 Views
I am in love with the new Peter Som DesigNation Collection available now at Kohl’s.  In fact, I had been eyeing a certain Striped Maxi Dress for quite some time and, thanks to Mom Central and Kohl’s, I have it hanging in my closet – ready to wear on our May cruise.  In fact, I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Apr 18th, 2014
2 Comments
2417 Views
Last year, I was first introduced to Brancott Estate Wines and let me tell you, I fell in love with their wines!  So when I heard that Brancott Estate released their new “Flight Song” Wines, I had to try them!  Thanks to Mom Central and Brancott Estate, I received two bottles of wine – one […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Apr 15th, 2014
4 Comments
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When my boys were little, I was really into scrapbooking.  I mean old school scrapbooking!  You know where you trim and cut the pictures with different scissors, add borders and stickers, adhere the pictures to the pages, add a sheet protector and then bind in album?  Yeah – old school scrapbooking.  In fact, my stepmom […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Apr 13th, 2014
171 Comments
11906 Views
Over the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to participate with Mom Central as a Fashion Ambassador with Kohl’s.  I have loved exploring the different clothing collections, brands and accessories.  But I especially have loved the DesigNation by Peter Som!  On April 10th, the Peter Som DesigNation Collection became available at Kohl’s....
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Apr 7th, 2014
1 Comment
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Cleaning is definitely not one of my favorite things to do.  I don’t mind washing dishes, but I greatly dislike cleaning sinks, counters and floors that might involve toxic chemicals.  I especially don’t like when I use cleaners and then find it difficult to breathe because the fumes are so strong.  Learning about the Toxic […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Mar 16th, 2014
7 Comments
2982 Views
Growing up with red hair, I was hesitant to wear pink.  For some unknown reason, it was my belief that with red hair, you just didn’t wear pink!  Greens, browns, blues and blacks were good, but not pink.  It was a huge surprise to me when I wore pink for the first time to my […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Feb 26th, 2014
14 Comments
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Thanks to Mom Central, I had the opportunity to attend the 2013 Sprint Blogger’s Event in the Bay Area.  I headed to the Sprint Collaboration Center in Burlingame, California and hung out with bloggers (like Margaret of Margs World, Dawn from Mama Harris’ Kitchen and Emelia of Half Crazy Mama) and the Sprint team.  We […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Do-It-Yourself
Feb 9th, 2014
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Are you planning any home improvement projects?  I don’t know about you, but when I start looking at home improvement projects online and on Pinterest, the ceilings are often not the first thing on my mind.   Think about it though – worn paint, cracks and outdated textures (i.e. popcorn ceilings) can detract from a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Feb 5th, 2014
2 Comments
2002 Views
Wow!  Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is only a little more than a week away?  Have you found that special someone a gift to show them how much they mean to you?  I don’t know about you, but I haven’t found anything yet for Frank or any of the kids.  I know, I know…but […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 19th, 2013
2 Comments
2533 Views
The winter time is here and baby, it’s cold outside!  No worries though because Caza Trail has yummy coffee and hot cocoa products you can easily prepare and enjoy so you stay warm throughout the day.  I was recently introduced to Caza Trail’s single serve Donut Shop blend and it is so yummy! Not only […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Dec 13th, 2013
1 Comment
2870 Views
Although our children are still young, we know that one day their big dreams will be replaced by school grades and college prep work.  Somewhere between nursery school and high school, our kids’ ideas of dreaming big starts getting narrower and narrower as they focus more on doing well in school, sports and getting into […]...
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