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Shannon Williams

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Shannon is a writer, reader, Minnesota native, and Enneagram 1. She and her husband have always been overachievers so they kicked off this whole parenting thing by having three kids in two years. She believes firmly in the power of iced coffee, books, and pedicures. 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.
Sunday scaries

6 Ways to Beat the Sunday Scaries

Here are some of the rituals I’ve incorporated into my weekend routine to help me prep for the week ahead. It might be spooky season, but Sunday scaries don't have to make you afraid!
Cup of hot cocoa and an open book. Books to Re-Read this fall

Books to (Re)Read This Fall

Hello, my name is Shannon. (Hi, Shannon!) I am a serial re-reader of books. I come by this honestly. I was the type of kid who devoured stacks of books at a time. There...

Favorite Family-Friendly Twin Cities Breweries

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,...

Go, See, Explore: French Regional Park

French Regional Park in Plymouth, MN is a great place to check out whether you have a couple of hours or an entire day to explore! As part of the Three Rivers Park District,...
twin cities ice cream

Favorite Twin Cities Ice Cream Spots

This post was last updated on July 15th, 2022 The thought of ice cream is pure nostalgia for me. Much of my childhood summers could find me standing in line at the local ice cream...

Summer Checklist – Your Key to Survival!

Ahhh, summer. The sun is shining, the lakes are sparkling, the drinks are cold…and the children are home from school. *insert record scratch sound here* This is the first summer my husband and I are both...
Happy parent and kid - the in-between parent

To the In-Between Parents

This is for the in-between parents. Those of us who haven't picked a concrete parenting style or chosen a side or a team. It's for those who have dabbled a little in free-range and...
Portrait showing parents' hands and babies' feet.

Let’s Talk A Twin vs. Singleton Pregnancy

I found out in a dark ultrasound room at my very first nine-week appointment, with cool gel spread over my still mostly-flat stomach, my husband sitting in a chair near my feet. “Congratulations!” the ultrasound...
Shot of a mother and daughter at home - mom holding coffee - ways to upgrade your coffee

5 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Coffee Game in 2022

It's the simple things in life that keep us mamas going, right? Our morning brew is the perfect way to start our day. But has your coffee routine becomes just that...routine. Maybe you need...
Happy mother and son are sitting on sofa and watching tv together. - Bluey

8 Ways Bluey is the Most Relatable Kids Show

Has anyone else been on a Bluey-binging spree? It caught my attention one day when I overheard my daughter watching it on her iPad. I know that watching shows with kids is supposed to win me...
newspaper with fake headline - if parents wrote the headline

If Parents Wrote the Headlines

I don’t want to brush aside the importance of following along with the actual news. I typically start my day with a glance at the headlines and a podcast or two—but does anyone else feel like...
Mother with baby paying bills online in kitchen - morning routine reality check

Morning Routine Reality Check

Moms, how is your morning routine coming along? That well, huh? Please feel free to share this morning routine reality check with all your mom friends.  Ah, morning routines. There’s something about the allure of...
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2022 Permission to Proceed with Caution

Happy 2022! For some of us, a new year means sketching out goals and plans for the coming months. For others, maybe the calendar has rolled over. Still, it’s mostly another day, another month, to...
Routine: Alarm clock close up with a woman stretching in bed

The Resolution of Routine

Routine. It’s a word that brings to mind a certain amount of dullness. Doing something “as a matter of routine” sounds like you work either in a courtroom or a government agency, neither of...