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By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 10th, 2017
63 Comments
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In my life, I’ve had the option of flying First Class a total of three times. All three times, I had the opportunity to upgrade my seat to a first class seat. I did not pay the expensive rate you pay when you first book, nor did I receive an upgrade because of a credit […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Jul 5th, 2017
43 Comments
1459 Views
As of this month, I’ve been blogging for 9 years (woo hoo!) and I’ve loved the experiences I’ve gained from it, as well as the ways in which I’ve been able to help provide for my family. I also have loved the brands I’ve worked with and the friends I’ve made along the way. As […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Las Vegas
Jun 14th, 2017
55 Comments
2006 Views
Have you ever soared 500 feet above Vegas on the VooDoo ZipLine? Well, we have! Frank and I love to take road trips to Vegas and we’ve been a lot of times, but our most recent trip included an experience of Vegas unlike any of our other trips…from 500 feet above ground on the VooDoo […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Jun 14th, 2017
21 Comments
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It’s summertime and that means it’s time to travel and keep your houseguests comfortable when they drop by for a long or short visit. In our home, it is definitely a challenge sometimes, but it is doable. With our blended family of 8, including 6 kids, we have 3 bedrooms, but we still manage to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
May 9th, 2017
18 Comments
1764 Views
This is a sponsored post with Moovit and BraVoMark. All opinions are mine. If you follow The Mommy-Files, you know that I love watching movies! We have another movie feature and giveaway here on The Mommy-Files – woo hoo! Snatched is coming to theater this Friday, May 12th and I can’t wait to see it! This mother-daughter comedy adventure...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Anaheim
Apr 23rd, 2017
34 Comments
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This is a partnered post with Great Wolf Lodge. All opinions are mine. When my 3 boys were little, I had the opportunity to take them to Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Washington and they had so much fun! It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Great Wolf Lodge, so you can […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Boating
Mar 16th, 2017
22 Comments
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After quite a few cold and rainy weekends, we finally had a gorgeous weekend where the weather was perfect for some time on the lake! Last Saturday, we headed out to Lake Lopez with our boat and it was a great day! All 6 of our kids love going out on the boat and are […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Feb 15th, 2017
32 Comments
3404 Views
On our most recent cruises (last summer), Frank and I cruised on the Carnival Conquest. It was a really nice ship and we had a lot of fun, as well as relaxed a bunch on our trip. One of the ports we stopped in was Cozumel, Mexico. While I took Geography in high school, I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 13th, 2017
19 Comments
2487 Views
Our kids love to go to theme parks! We’ve been to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, Discovery Kingdom and now Universal Studios. It was the first time for Brian, Dallen and Sam to go to Universal Studios and they were stoked as they’ve been asking to go for quite some time. It was also […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Dec 31st, 2016
18 Comments
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Nintendo provided travel, accommodations and product samples for this trip. All opinions are mine. When I was a kid, I loved playing Nintendo. There’s something nostalgic about the Nintendo brand and I love seeing our kids play with Nintendo products! In our home, we have a total of 5 Nintendo 3DS consoles and they are […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 5th, 2016
2 Comments
2480 Views
We love to go RV camping in our family! In our RV, we can travel to different places and feel really comfortable while doing it.  The kids love traveling in the RV because it has a bathroom, a kitchen, TVs and fun places to sleep and hang out! I love traveling in the RV because it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Product Review
Sep 30th, 2016
0 Comments
1358 Views
Tablets, laptops, smartphones – what do these have in common? These electronic devices are just a few of the ways we access the internet and information from around the world. In our home, we have WiFi that all 8 of us depend on for access to the internet. While WiFi is great, it doesn’t really […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Laughlin
Sep 26th, 2016
5 Comments
1804 Views
Both my mom and mother-in-law celebrate their birthdays in August, so at the end of the summer, my husband and I decided to take them on a birthday trip to Laughlin, Nevada. While we stayed at a hotel in Laughlin, we made the long trip in our RV. On our RV road trip was my husband, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Florida
Jul 19th, 2016
4 Comments
1889 Views
A few weeks ago, Frank and I headed to Miami, Florida. There he had a work conference, which I helped at, and then we headed to Orlando to visit my mom and then Ft. Lauderdale to head out for our 7-day Caribbean Cruise. I’d been to Florida a few times and it’s amazing how you […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 14th, 2016
32 Comments
4551 Views
It’s summer time and that means a lot of time in the car and RV traveling to fun places! Let’s also not forget about all the running around we do as a family during the rest of the year! Each of our 6 children have a tablet, but they can only get internet on their […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Apr 26th, 2016
1 Comment
2837 Views
When we travel, we always look for great deals! Whether it’s getting cash back on purchases, enjoying upgrades or earning points on our hotel stays, saving money while traveling makes it that much more enjoyable. The demand is growing for bigger, better, and faster rewards, even as many loyalty programs – and their perks – […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Baby Products
Apr 25th, 2016
0 Comments
1903 Views
This post was sponsored by @GBChildUsa as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. When my kids were little, I vividly remember the struggle of getting the stroller in and out of the car…and then setting it up…and then having to put it away again when it was time to head home. I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 9th, 2016
3 Comments
2226 Views
A few weeks ago, our family headed down to Southern California for a much needed staycation. We only took half of our crew (3 of our 6 kids) this time around, but after our experience with Extended Stay America, we would definitely do it again with all 6 kids! We headed down on Friday after […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Feb 22nd, 2016
41 Comments
7955 Views
Frank and I love going on road trips to Las Vegas! A few visits ago, I was introduced to the Brazilian Steakhouse. I have to be honest and say that I was hesitant to go to one after seeing the movie, “Bridesmaids.” I was afraid to try it for fear I would have an experience […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Jan 12th, 2016
28 Comments
4305 Views
In August of 2015, Frank and I decided to take a well-needed cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Lines. Our destination was to head for the Caribbean via Puerto Rico. I’d never been to either Puerto Rico or the Caribbean and neither had he, so we were both very excited. One of the ports our cruise ship stopped […]...
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