Shannon Williams

Shannon Williams
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Shannon is a former interior designer turned stay-at-home mom. She and her husband have always been overachievers, so they kicked off this whole parenthood thing with not one, but two babies (yup, twins). A third followed exactly two years and two days later. A complete bibliophile, Shannon also finds it impossible to say no to iced coffee, pedicures, or a good beer. You can find her scribbling her thoughts on motherhood and life at shannonscribbles.net and see her day-in-the-life chaos over on Instagram.

The Course of a Week

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“Do less. We can focus on 50-70% of the stuff we did before the crisis hit.” This statement was included in an email I received last March about self-care. I saved these words and came...

Not For Me

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A few years ago, after a scroll through Instagram, I decided I was going to become a gardener. Or at least I was going to plant some things and weed them and water them...

Creating Rituals Instead of Resolutions

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Am I the only one who feels as though setting resolutions feels a little too much right now? To be honest, I feel that every year. Resolutions and choosing a word and all that “new...

We Have A Lot of Stuff Going On Here

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“Mommy, I have a lot of stuff going on here,” my daughter complains, staring at the screen of her iPad during distance learning, a scene that’s become all too familiar in our house. Remnants...

Election Day: Prioritizing Kindness & Staying Friends

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Here we are. Election day. A probably unnecessary reminder, unless you’ve been living under a rock that’s been buried by an avalanche on a deserted island that’s also contained by a force field, in...

A Winter Prep List

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I am one of the approximately three people who have never watched a single episode of Game of Thrones. (I know.) Yet even I know its tagline: Winter is coming. Maybe (ahem, definitely) because I’ve...

On Figuring Things Out Again… We’ve Got This.

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On March 12th, my kids tumbled off the school bus for spring break. I don’t have any photos from that day. I looked, but only found a collection of screenshots on my phone. An...

A Pandemic Date

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It was a perfect day for a date. The weather was sunny and warm but not overbearing. There was a light breeze. The restaurant patio was surrounded by trees and flowers; everything was lush...

A Place to Fail

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I recently went through a week where I made a new-to-me recipe every single night. I didn’t realize I’d done this in my meal plan until about Wednesday, when I noticed I was continually...

Summer Isn’t Canceled

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“What are you doing this summer?” has always been a question among the parents in my sphere. This year the answers have less to do with family vacations, camps, sports, and childcare. This year...

On Eating Less Meat

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Over the past few years, my family has transitioned to eating less meat. For various reasons: we know a diet filled with plants offers many health benefits compared to one that is heavy in...

The President of Breakfast

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Breakfast used to be my husband’s domain. I don’t like getting up any earlier than I absolutely have to and he enjoys spending time in the morning with the kids, so we settled on...

Finding Rest… Not Just Sleep

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“But my body doesn’t feel tired,” my daughter says, her bright eyes looking up at me from her pillow, just barely visible in the dark room she shares with her twin brother. She wiggles...

So You’re a LEGO Mom

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Maybe it was when you stepped on a LEGO brick (for the 14th time today). Or when you found little LEGO creations in every nook and corner of your house. Maybe it was when...