Travel & Events

By Shannon Gurnee
In New York
Sep 16th, 2019
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Our blog post today about Tips and Tricks on Traveling Around New York on a Dime is brought to you through a sponsored guest post.   While it’s certainly true that New York City is one of the most expensive places to live in the world, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t visit and explore the Big […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 14th, 2019
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This is a partnered guest post about Costa del Sol. It’s not often that us grown-ups get some time to ourselves without the kids, so it’s only natural to seize the opportunity with both hands. We decided to treat ourselves to a break on the Costa del Sol. Whilst we love a family resort holiday, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jul 8th, 2019
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This is a partnered post with Visit Visalia. One of our moms spent the weekend in Visalia, California with her husband and three boys, ages 5, 8 and 9. She’s adventurous, nature-loving … and unavoidably girly. Read more about how this three-time #boymom managed to please the entire family on a mini getaway that kept […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cancun
Feb 3rd, 2019
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Today, on Redhead Mom, we’re sharing about our stay at a beautiful, family friendly resort in partnership with Seadust Cancun Family Resort. One of my favorite getaway destinations is Cancun, Mexico. I’ve been there a total of three times and each time is different. This time, my husband and I stayed at Seadust Cancun Family […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jan 11th, 2019
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Today, on Redhead Mom, we’re sharing about a Safari Guide to Lake Manyara and Why You Should Visit as part of a sponsored guest post.    There are a huge number of safari options located throughout Africa, from iconic reserves like The Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater. Owing to the plethora of operators that offer […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home Reviews
Aug 13th, 2018
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This is a partnered post with T.J.Maxx. One of our favorite stores to shop at is T.J.Maxx! They have so many items from name brands at super affordable prices! T.J.Maxx makes it possible to travel in style with their cute name brand clothes, shoes and even beauty supplies (including name brand makeup). At, TJMaxx.com, you’ll find […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 10th, 2017
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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
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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
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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 Reviews
Jun 14th, 2017
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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 Blogging Basics
Jun 9th, 2017
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I’ve been blogging for almost 9 years and have been to Mom 2.0 Summit four different times (including this year in Orlando, Florida). I’ve been to Laguna Niguel twice, Atlanta and Orlando. Next year, Mom 2.0 will be in Los Angeles and I’m so excited to go because it’s within driving distance! I love reuniting with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
May 9th, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Boating
Nov 20th, 2016
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We love our Seadoo Jet Boat and have done a few things to upgrade it so it’s more comfortable and fun for our family. Upgrading your Seadoo Jet Boat can add up pretty quickly, so be sure to space out the upgrades according to what your budget can handle. Check out these 4 Ways to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 5th, 2016
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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
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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 […]...
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