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By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Jun 7th, 2017
117 Comments
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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 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Oct 4th, 2014
26 Comments
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 Yes – you saw that right.  I am finally writing a post on our family with the words, “Brady Bunch” in it.  Frank and I met a little over 2 years ago and are getting married in February 2015.  Together, we have 6 kids.  I have 3 boys and he has 2 girls and a boy. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Randomness
Jul 30th, 2014
61 Comments
5631 Views
It’s hard to believe that 6 years ago, I started The Mommy-Files.  I was married at the time and had a family blog, but wanted a blog that was all my own.  A blog where I could talk about motherhood (both the struggles and joys), connect with friends and family, and share my experiences through […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Jan 4th, 2014
20 Comments
3202 Views
Over the past year, I have seen my blog grow and blossom.  I’ve had the opportunity to travel, serve as an Ambassador, attend conferences and work with companies that I love and products that I use on a regular basis.  Somehow though, I’ve lost a little bit of that woman who was behind The Mommy-Files. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 17th, 2013
3 Comments
1428 Views
A few weeks ago, Frank, me and our 6 kids headed to Magic Mountain for a day of family fun.  Everyone had a great time and we actually got a few pictures that day together as a family.  This was the first picture of the day.  The second picture will be on our family Christmas […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 3rd, 2013
45 Comments
8371 Views
First off, I want to start by saying this was one of the best Thanksgivings ever!!!  It was filled with family, friends, yummy food and memories I’ll keep with me forever.  I felt so happy and blessed this Thanksgiving and it turned out to be one that I’ll never forget…ever!!! Lots of things were happening […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Fun
Nov 13th, 2013
5 Comments
1555 Views
I am so excited to announce that The Mommy-Files Gift Guide is here!  With 6 kids (4 boys and 2 girls), we’ll have a variety of items (as well as giveaways) perfect for the child (or tween) on your list.  Plus, we’ll include items that are great gifts for dad (we all know how hard […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health/Beauty
Oct 7th, 2013
1 Comment
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One of the things I love about blogging is that I can share my love for products I try!  Well, I found an awesome product by GOSH from the Walgreens Look Boutique.  It’s called GOSH Light ‘N Shine Lip Glaze.  Not only do I love how pretty it makes my lips, but also the fact […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Oct 3rd, 2013
0 Comments
1616 Views
Hi everyone!  If you follow my blog, you know that I recently tried to start a Talk About It Tuesday Vlog segment on The Mommy-Files.  However, instead of being limited to just Tuesdays, I decided to start The Mommy-Files Vlog Series on my site.  Check out my first feature of the new Vlog Series....
By Shannon Gurnee
In Featured Blogger Friday
Sep 5th, 2013
6 Comments
2102 Views
I am so excited to have Featured Blogger Friday back!  As a blogger who’s been in the business for 5 years, I love “giving back” by putting other bloggers in the spotlight.  It also gives me a chance to get to know other bloggers out there in the ever-growing blogosphere!  Today, I’m excited to feature […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Nov 13th, 2012
72 Comments
5720 Views
This weekend, I was invited to check out the Grand Re-Opening of Orchard Supply Hardware in Pismo Beach, California.  It’s been a long time since I’ve visited Orchard Supply Hardware and let me tell you, after walking through the store and checking out the changes that have been made, I will definitely be back! For […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Aug 29th, 2012
4 Comments
1493 Views
At the Thunder Over the Valley Air Show in Santa Maria, California – August 26, 2012....
By Shannon Gosney
In Beauty
Aug 23rd, 2012
10 Comments
5074 Views
I love it when my legs are smooth!  Unfortunately, the hair on my legs grows pretty quickly.  Too bad my nails don’t grow that fast, but that’s another story for another day.  I went in to get my eyebrows waxed one day and the Aesthetician said she wanted to try out a new sugaring product on […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Press Release
May 8th, 2012
2 Comments
1422 Views
I frequently check my Facebook, email, and Twitter accounts throughout the day and was surprised the other day by a tweet I received.  It was congratulating me on being one of the “Top 10 U.S. Mom Bloggers on Twitter.”  I couldn’t believe I made a list like that!  I was even more excited to see […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Kids Review
Apr 10th, 2012
1 Comment
1224 Views
I love shopping for the boys online, so when the opportunity came up to purchase an Easter outfit, I jumped at it!  I had not heard of Hartstrings prior to this campaign, so I was excited to see what the company had to offer.  I found many cute outfits in Brian’s size, so I made […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Mar 6th, 2012
1 Comment
1128 Views
It’s been a long week and tomorrow, March 7th, the Chrysler Blogger Face-Off will come to a close – at 4:59 p.m. EST (that’s 1:59 p.m. California time)!  I just want to thank all my family, friends, and readers for supporting me with your votes and positive comments this far.  It is definitely flattering to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Feb 20th, 2012
17 Comments
2310 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 Lifestyle
Jan 13th, 2012
4 Comments
1169 Views
Last week, I had the opportunity to chaperone Brian’s class on a field trip to Rancho El Chorro.  It was really pretty.  I didn’t even know it was there.  I love it when the kids saw me and said, “Yay!  It’s Brian’s mom!”  LOL  Makes a girl feel special! 🙂...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Jan 13th, 2012
1 Comment
992 Views
When I was down in Southern California over Winter Break, I had the opportunity to reunite with some of my neighbors from when I was a little girl.  I am still the shorty!  I loved seeing them again! 🙂...
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