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 Life-Changing Magic of Showering

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Bathing is something we think about surprisingly often as mothers. Sponging kids down after each diaper explosion, spaghetti dinner, and marker incident. Wondering if playing in the pool for five consecutive hours counts as...

To the Siblings Left Behind

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I had prepped all summer for my oldest kids, the twins, to head off to Kindergarten.  We prepared in tangible ways. I checked off the list of school supplies: crayons (both twistable and regular), scissors,...

Favorite Twin Cities Breweries

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My husband and I spent the first five years of our marriage living in Madison, Wisconsin before moving back to the Twin Cities. We loved it there. Wisconsin is known for many things: cheese,...

Not a Summer Bucket List

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I’m a One on the Enneagram and an ESFJ always and forever according to Myers-Briggs. I’m your typical straight-A, type-A firstborn child with a penchant for meal plans and lists. In fact, I specifically...

Sometimes, Everything Goes Just Fine

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The articles blur together as I scroll through social media. (Reminder to self: just stop it already.) You know the ones I’m talking about: “Preschool Changed My Kid...For the Worse” “10 Reasons You Should Never Put...

Ordinary Hard

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I pulled my phone out of the pocket of my leggings to check the time during open gym last Friday. 10:45. How could we possibly still have thirty minutes left before we had to...

The Worst March Mom

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I’m convinced March and August are the absolute worst months out of the year. The first is a month that sounds like it’s supposed to be spring. Can we all just agree that March, April,...

Forget Later

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We’ve all heard it. Too many times, probably. Maybe as soon as we pushed those babies out of our bodies or welcomed them into our homes. They’re only little once. Enjoy it. You can clean...
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Three Kids in Three Days: Close Birthdays

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I knew from the moment the ultrasound technician told us “it’s twins!” to our delight (and later our exhaustion) at my first prenatal appointment that celebrating two kids born on the same day would...

Below Me

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I walk through the kitchen and step on a stray Cheerio. Into the dining room and my stockinged feet crunch up a half-eaten cracker. I strip my socks off and toss them in the...

Morning, Again

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It’s morning. Again. I’m thirty-one years old and it really shouldn’t surprise me that it comes every day but here we are. Dark bedroom. Warm bed. Children who serve as the most functional alarm clock...

Art Time

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I’m a planner by nature. Always have been, always will be. My husband and I use an app to synch our family schedule and I use another one to plan our meals and create...

My Motherhood Journey Through Food

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First pregnancy (twins!), first trimester. I want no food. Nothing. Absolutely no food. Wait, I want ice cream. Yes, ice cream sounds good. Nevermind. We don’t have any ice cream and it’s been five...

Intentions

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September is Self-Care Awareness Month and we have a special line up for you! Each Monday, our writers will share what self-care looks like for them. We hope to inspire you to dust off...
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