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.

When Your Partner Works From Home

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In my household, working from home is the norm. My husband has worked from home our entire married life and I, in recent years, have balanced my writing commitments with being a stay at...

Because I Want To

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It was the end of the bedtime marathon and I was ready to take my victory lap. My youngest was asleep, or nearly so, in his room. I’d changed his diaper, put on his...

The Spirited Child Chronicles

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“But at least you aren’t trying to squash him down,” Mrs. Whatsit nodded her head vigorously. “You’re letting him be himself.” (A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle) I have what we’ll call a “spirited” child.  At his...
Farewell, Nap Time | Twin Cities Mom Collective

Farewell, Nap Time

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My youngest turned three earlier this year. He’s made it very clear he’s done with naps. Really, he started dropping his nap long before I was ready to admit it. Far too soon, in my opinion....

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...
Three Kids in Three Days: Close Birthdays | Twin Cities Moms Blog

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...