Author Archive | Shannon


Tips for Surviving Road Trips with Little Ones

There is something special about creating memories not just at home, but in new cities. I love to travel and want my kids to grow up appreciating the sights, sounds, people, flavors and overall culture of new cities, both near and far. I know that even leaving the house can be a daunting thought depending […]

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8 Things I Wish I’d Known Before my C-Section

   Nearly two years after my sweet baby girl entered this world via cesarean section, I am still processing it all. It was not how imagined our birth story, but it had the perfect ending. At 41 weeks pregnant, I was prepared for EVERYTHING. Except for a c-section. I had only known a few people […]

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The Imagination Library

How would you like to have a free book arrive in your mailbox every month? Sounds too good to be true, right?! It’s not. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides a free book a month to over 1 million children across the world. Founded by Dolly Parton in honor of her father, Imagination Library seeks to […]

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Coordinating Outfits

Never Out of Style: Coordinating Outfits for the Family

Growing up my Mom was famous for dressing the family in coordinating outfits. My sister and I would oblige (somewhat begrudgingly I’m sure…sorry Mom!). As we grew older we would laugh and poke fun of the snapshots of the matching outfits that filled picture frames throughout our childhood home. I swore I would never coordinate […]

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12 Experiences to Gift this Christmas

Often times preparing for Christmas feels more like a sprint to the finish line rather than a joyous, leisurely stroll.  It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday, losing sight of the true reason for the Christmas season. We prepare gifts rather than our hearts. Don’t get me wrong, even the […]

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10 Places to Meet Your Columbus Mom Tribe

I am confident that we weren’t meant to do life alone. Motherhood is confusing enough as it is. Life with little ones (LO’s) is an immense joy, but it can also be lonely at times, especially early on. There is something so powerful and so encouraging about having other mamas come along for the journey.  […]

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