Motherhood

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Jul 25th, 2018
22 Comments
3530 Views
This is a partnered post with ORB Wellness. As a mom of 6 and full-time business entrepreneur, a good night’s sleep is necessary to have a productive and successful day. However, there are those nights where I just can’t get to sleep. Those nights where I toss and turn, trying to get to sleep, but […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Nov 14th, 2017
19 Comments
2730 Views
This is a partnered post with Simple Wishes. I remember when my kids were babies. I nursed all of them and sometimes the nursing process was quite time consuming. Fortunately, I was able to be a stay-at-home mom at the time, so affording the time to breastfeed was easier for me than it might have […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
May 3rd, 2017
18 Comments
3589 Views
This is a sponsored post with Café Breaks. All opinions are mine. When I was a kid, I didn’t realize how busy a mom could be. Reality hit when I had my own kids. Now that we have a blended family of 8 – complete with 6 amazing kids – I am definitely busy all […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Mar 1st, 2017
99 Comments
8255 Views
This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own. I’m not sure how things are in your home, but this time of year is when the ickies and ews go around our family. This is totally expected considering all of the children our children are around throughout the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Feb 3rd, 2017
9 Comments
2965 Views
Becoming a mother or father is something many of us look forward to in our lives. But what if becoming a mother or father seems out of your grasp due to infertility issues? While I feel I was very lucky to get pregnant easily with my 3 boys, I do know women and men who […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 22nd, 2016
0 Comments
2421 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 Giveaways
Nov 3rd, 2016
27 Comments
3797 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 Baby Products
Jun 24th, 2016
44 Comments
4703 Views
This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite diaper brands to use with my babies was Pampers. As a mom, I want the best for my children and with Pampers, I felt like I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
May 11th, 2016
1 Comment
2703 Views
This review was made possible by iConnect and Pampers.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. Did you know that May 6th through May 12th is National Nurse Appreciation Week? It’s amazing how vividly I remember the labor, delivery and recovery from each of my children. I was […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Apr 23rd, 2016
4 Comments
3050 Views
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I love it because it gives me a chance to celebrate the moms in my life, as well as my family celebrate me as a mom. If you’re not really sure how to show mom you love her this Mother’s Day, here are some ideas for you. 10 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Apr 21st, 2016
22 Comments
4242 Views
I want to start out by saying that I love social media and blogging! Not only have I made lifelong friends through social media and blogging and been able to participate in some amazing opportunities, but I’ve also been able to have a career where I can help provide for my family while taking care […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Nov 29th, 2014
65 Comments
9821 Views
Growing up, I loved watching television and some of my favorite television shows were those that featured the “perfect” mother.  I’m talking about “The Brady Bunch,” “Leave It To Beaver,” and “The Cosby Show.”  You remember those, right?  Then there were the television shows with the mothers...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Nov 12th, 2013
0 Comments
7949 Views
I love to wear cute clothes and look fashionable, and especially love shopping for clothes online.  I was recently invited to participate in a webinar with a site that has really cute clothes (and a discount – more information later) called J. Jill.  At J. Jill, they understand we (their customers) live a very busy, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Nov 1st, 2013
1 Comment
2825 Views
I love participating in webinars!  Not only do I get to come together with other bloggers and chat about topics that concern our family and community, but I almost always walk away filled with new knowledge and inspiration.  Most recently, the webinar was with the Walmart Foundation and Share Our Strength, through The Motherhood.  It […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Sep 15th, 2013
21 Comments
5775 Views
I was a stay-at-home mom once upon a time.  I would take my kids to the park, shoot the sh*t with the other moms, and pretend that my life was amazing and pretty close to perfect.  Oh yes – I pretended to be a member of the perfect mom club.  Well, now that I’m a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Jun 23rd, 2012
5 Comments
8260 Views
Guest Post Written by Bonnie Downing My name is Bonnie and I live in Nipomo, California. I am 34 yrs old and a stay at home mom (mostly) and an Instructional Assistant Substitute, working on becoming a substitute teacher. I recently graduated, May 2011, from Brandman University with my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Apr 22nd, 2012
3 Comments
1647 Views
Life is full of sweet moments and as a mother, I found that many of the moments happen within my own family.  We recently went on a camping trip with my kids and my boyfriend and his kids and parents.  I hadn’t been camping in a long time and was looking forward to new experiences. […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Mar 21st, 2012
876 Comments
26799 Views
I remember how excited I was for my first little boy to arrive.  I had never been a mother before and had no idea what to expect when he came into our lives.  Most new moms expect the sleepless nights, crying babies, and diminished sexual desire, but do they expect constipation?  No way! “As a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Feb 20th, 2012
17 Comments
2348 Views
In 2008, I created The Mommy-Files.  At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom and wanted an outlet where I could talk about motherhood, post pictures, share recipes, and make friends with other moms online.  Although I had a Bachelor’s Degree, I chose to take the opportunity to be at home with my 3 boys […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Jan 4th, 2011
3 Comments
1217 Views
I have loved working with The Motherhood and look forward to working with them again in 2011.  To start the year off, I have been asked to join a team of bloggers in sharing some of my feelings about Motherhood.  So, here we go: I believe Motherhood is one of the most challenging and rewarding […]...
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