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By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 13th, 2013
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  This holiday season, there will be any tweens and teens who will be asking for a smartphone as the #1 item on their holiday wish list.  As parents, we want to give our children the independence of having a mobile phone without the worry of overuse, excessive texting and data bills, as well as […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday
Dec 9th, 2013
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I love the holidays – filled with smiling faces, friendly attitudes, lights, presents and especially music!  I have to admit, I would love to start listening to holiday music before it’s even Halloween, but I try to wait until at least November 1st.  It’s not always easy, but I do it.  I love the way […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Coupons
Dec 7th, 2013
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Do you love to get free samples?  If the answer is yes, you should definitely check out PINCHme, a newly-launched sampling site that allows you to sample new products from leading brands in exchange for quick survey feedback.  Every other Tuesday at 12:00 PM EST, you can look through individualized batch of samples, pick your […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 25th, 2013
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The holidays are here, but so is cold and flu session.  As parents, we want our kids to be happy and healthy, which means taking extra precautions this time of the year.  With the change in the season comes the inevitable onset of runny noses, sore throats, muffled coughs, and the dreaded flu.  In fact, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Nov 25th, 2013
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Maytag needs your help to select the best candidate for the 2013 Maytag Dependable Leader Award – an award to recognize someone committed to making a difference in the lives of youth – through America’s Vote competition.  Through November 29th, visit www.bgca.org/Maytag to learn about all five finalists and the exemplary work they do in […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
Nov 16th, 2013
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From the moment you see that positive sign on your pregnancy test or receive confirmation from a medical specialist that you’re pregnant, you immediately start thinking of how you can give the best to that precious life growing within you.  I know the moment I learned I was pregnant with my first (and each one […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Oct 17th, 2013
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Each member of our family has individual medical needs and we often find it challenging to know how and where to find the necessary information that would keep us as organized as possible.  Let me tell you – it is possible thanks to the Healthgrades App.  Healthgrades is the leading online resource for information on […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Halloween
Oct 6th, 2013
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Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner?  At the mention of Starburst or Candy Corn, I can feel my mouth start to water.  Guess what?  There is a Candy God, Starburst is now creating their own Candy Corn, and it is fantastic!  Starburst Candy Corn includes four delicious fruity flavors: cherry, orange, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Green
Oct 1st, 2013
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We all know we should work together and do our best to keep our planet clean, but sometimes we just aren’t sure where to start.  I grew up with the knowledge of recycling our aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes and paper, but what else is there?  Should I eat only organic foods? […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Sep 30th, 2013
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Do you believe that magic is made around the kitchen table with those special moments that will last a lifetime?  I sure do!  I especially love when our 6 kids are all together!  I always wanted a big family (4-6 kids) and now I have it.  We laugh and joke and talk about our days […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Sep 5th, 2013
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When I was a little girl, I remember my mom getting ready for work in the morning.  She would always start with a cup of tea and pieces of toast with the Welch’s Jelly on them.  It was ALWAYS the Welch’s Grape Jelly she used on toast and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for our […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Aug 23rd, 2013
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This summer was full of some of our greatest family memories!  They included trips to theme parks, barbecuing outdoors, a trip to Hawaii, swim parties, and more.  With 3 boys (and now 2 more girls and a boy), we’ve had our fair share of stains to treat from summer fun!  Stains varied from ketchup drippings […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Aug 9th, 2013
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The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Every parent hopes to avoid dealing with head lice, but much like taxes, some things can’t always be avoided. In the United States alone, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Maui
Jul 29th, 2013
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This summer, I had the opportunity to participate as a Discover Boating Ambassador.  It gave me the opportunity to share some of my childhood memories, as well as safety tips I’ve learned while being an ambassador.  As a mother, it is my top priority to ensure our children are having fun, but doing also being […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jul 25th, 2013
11 Comments
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Do you enjoy watching The Bachelorette?  I do and was super excited to have my girlfriends join me for a Girl’s Night In, where we would watch a DVR’d episode of The Bachelorette, enjoy Brancott Estate Wine and send everyone home with some swag!    We have a great group of women from our Bunco group and […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health / Personal Living
Apr 9th, 2013
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Spring is here and for many of us, spring cleaning is on our minds.  Don’t you ever wonder why we feel the need to scrub every inch of our homes?  I can tell you it isn’t because we love to clean!  We spend hours dusting, washing, and sweeping because we know our families will stay […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Education
Mar 12th, 2013
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How many times do you remember as a child hearing your parents say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?”  Can you believe that today, nearly one in five children across our communities go without breakfast every day?    I know that when I was going to school (whether it was elementary school, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Babies
Feb 21st, 2013
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When my boys were babies, I snapped a TON of pictures!  Pictures of them eating, playing with toys, walking, smiling, watching television, everything!  Capturing the best photographs of our babies this holiday season helps us create memories that last a lifetime.  Oftentimes, we may find it challenging to capture a moment when our baby smiles, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Company Review
Jan 21st, 2013
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Each January, many of us make New Year’s resolutions, with the hopes to find success and happiness in the upcoming year.  It could be a resolution to exercise more, take a class or even cook healthier meals at home.  As Moms, we often find ourselves prioritizing the needs of our family above our own personal […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 20th, 2012
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Yay!  The holidays are here, so let the entertaining begin!  As we approach the busy holiday season, our schedules quickly fill up with dinner parties and other festive gatherings.  With the parties and gatherings come the cooking, eating and entertaining, and more importantly, the potential of stains.  From spilled wine on the tablecloth to wearing […]...
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