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By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Mar 8th, 2014
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Our boys love to build and were excited to check out the Mega Bloks Hot Wheels™.  Sammy was especially excited to build not one, but two cars (with mommy’s help of course).  It was some really good mommy-son time!  Plus, he got to play with them after – zooming them through the air and on […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Car Review
Feb 9th, 2014
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Growing up, I somehow thought that when I got older and became a mom, it would not be cool to own a minivan.  I honestly have never even owned a minivan.  I’ve had friends and family who have driven and owned minivans, but I was never one of them.  Well, not until I was introduced […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Nov 5th, 2013
165 Comments
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Fall is here and the smell of cinnamon, pumpkin and other spices is in the air.  I remember how much I loved waking up to the smell of breakfast cooking in the morning when I was a kid.  Ok, so I still do love waking up to the smell of breakfast cooking as an adult. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Oct 28th, 2013
8 Comments
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 Ok, don’t hate me, but it wasn’t until this past weekend that it started getting chilly here on the Central Coast of California.  I mostly grew up in South Carolina where they have recognizable seasons, and while I listen to the news and hear about all the cold weather my nostrils are filled with the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Oct 4th, 2013
7 Comments
1985 Views
Our kids love to play on our smartphones and iPads, but I especially love it when they play games or use apps that are fun, interactive and educational.  Let me introduce you  to the Gorilla Band Interactive Storybook App from Wasabi Productions.  This is a fun app that the kids (and parents) will enjoy using […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blu-ray Review
Mar 19th, 2013
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Are you a fan of surfing?  How about Gerard Butler?  Maybe you like to watch inspirational stories?  If so, then you’ll want to check out the newly released movie, Chasing Mavericks.  Chasing Mavericks was released on Blu-ray and DVD by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on February 26, 2013 and can be purchased in stores […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blu-ray Review
Mar 15th, 2013
79 Comments
5721 Views
From the creators of How to Train Your Dragon comes a magical and critically-acclaimed adventure – Rise of the Guardians.  The movie arrived on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time on March 12th from DreamWorks Animation.  Hailed as “brilliant” and “the best family film of the year” (Joel Amos, MovieFanatic.com) with “spellbinding power” (James […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Feb 8th, 2013
130 Comments
7303 Views
Can you believe that’s Valentine’s Day is almost here?  Everywhere I go, I see the red and pink hearts, and of course the red and pink packages of candy!  Some of my favorite treats for Valentine’s Day are the Hershey’s chocolates.  As soon as the kids saw the bags of Hershey’s Chocolates, they gasped and […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 12th, 2012
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A few weeks ago, we had the awesome opportunity to experience Cirque Dreams Holidaze in Bakersfield, California at the Rabobank Theater.  This was my second time watching a Cirque Dreams performance and I loved it just as much as the first time – when I watched it on my trip to Moon Palace Resort in […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 12th, 2012
27 Comments
5131 Views
I love the holidays, especially with the ordering and giving of gifts.  I especially love gift baskets – both giving and receiving.  You can include a variety of goodies in a pretty basket!  Thanks to www.holiday-gifts-gift-baskets.com, I had the opportunity to check out the Holiday Sweet Treats Candy Basket.  It was super yummy!!!!  It included […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Nov 20th, 2012
624 Comments
25303 Views
As a mother, I am always on the lookout for the best products to use for my family.  So when I heard about the 2012 Product of the Year, I was excited to spread the word on The Mommy-Files!  Now keep in mind, only a select number of products can earn the right to be 2012 […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Nov 9th, 2012
5 Comments
3904 Views
Are you a food lover at heart?  Do you find that food helps build your family relationship?  I do and I found that food is an important way in which members of my family bond with one another.  Whether it’s cooking in the kitchen or eating dinner with my family, food plays an integral part […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Nov 9th, 2012
43 Comments
5724 Views
The holidays are just around the corner and traveling will be something that many families do to reconnect with their loved ones. For us, we typically head down to LAX and find an airport-parking garage to keep our vehicle at while we are out of town. Most recently, we had the opportunity to house our […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Clothing Review
May 15th, 2012
780 Comments
14458 Views
Do you love to shop for clothes?  If so, you’ll want to participate in a nationwide “Hauls of Fame” contest on Facebook, launched by Kohl’s!  The Kohl’s Hauls of Fame Contest encourages consumers to shop to win and brag about the great values they’re getting at Kohl’s. Kohl’s initially introduced “Shop to Win,”...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 13th, 2010
6 Comments
2887 Views
I love working with Wilton and recently had the opportunity to host a Cookie Exchange, featuring many Wilton products.  At the Cookie Exchange, each guest took home a Peppermint Bark treat, which I put together with the help of the Wilton Holiday Peppermint Bark Kit.  It was easy and fun and I have to admit, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 6th, 2010
86 Comments
3625 Views
Clean and spot-free dishes are something I must have in my home.  When I open up the cupboard, I EXPECT to see clean and ready-to-use dishes waiting for me.  Thanks to Mom Central, I had the opportunity to try out FINISH Quantum and JET-DRY Turbo Dry. Dishwashers save a lot of time and energy, but […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Jun 5th, 2010
480 Comments
17027 Views
My boys and I recently had the opportunity to review a new, fun product from VTech called the MobiGo Touch Learning System!  It’s easy to use and the boys LOVE it!  I also love that the games have educational value and teaches a wide range of skills, including math, vocabulary, spelling, logic, and categorization.  The […]...
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