Shann grew up in the Milwaukee area, but escaped briefly to attend school in Arizona. Missing her family and the Wisconsin weather, she returned to get her Master's Degree at Marquette University. Shann now is a boy mom to twins and a grade-schooler. When she's not buried under a pile of laundry, she's teaching ballet, volunteering at school, or writing on her blog.
Unexpected benefits

Pandemic Living: Unexpected Benefits of Our Choices

Living through a Global pandemic has been anything but easy. I think I've experienced every emotion possible, sometimes all in the same day. Second and third, guessing decisions became the norm. It's not something...
screen time limits

Screen time limits: Parents May Need Them Too

  Screens have recently become a bigger issue in our house. From virtual learning to Zoom meetings and family movie night to facetime calls, it seems as though every activity now involves some type of...

Encouraging Art and Rediscovering a Passion

I've always loved art. From doodling in my notebook to painting to dancing, I'm not sure there is a form I don't like or appreciate. However, as a mom, I don't get to spend...

A Letter to My Three White Sons

Dear Boys, This is a letter that I never wanted to write to you. I'm not sure that I can even articulate everything that I want to say, but it is a start. Silence is...
Clubs: Not Just for Kids

Clubs: They are not just for kids

Motherhood can be isolating. Taking care of your child's needs can be all encompassing and leave very little room for anything else, especially at the beginning. Friendships can be hard to maintain for a number...
workout with weights

Workouts with Weights: How They Changed Me

Working out with weights has changed me dramatically. Not only have they changed me physically, but weights have changed me mentally too. They have become part of almost every workout and I can't imagine going...
adult friendships

Adult Friendships Are Hard for This Mom

As children, we learn friends are very important. Relationships and connections are just as important as we grow, however, adult friendships can be harder to maintain. Adulting, especially parenthood, comes with new responsibilities, priorities and...
Dance Mom: How to be the perfect partner

Dance Mom: Be the Best Partner

  I have a lot of experience with dance moms. Even though I don't have a dancer of my own, I grew up taking ballet, jazz, and tap. I wore countless sequined covered costumes, and...
Why your child should see the eye doctor

Eye Doctor: Why It’s Important for Your Child to See One

As parents, we schedule our children for a yearly wellness visit, and think nothing of it. We've all been taught how important preventative medicine is. Plus, it's important to see how much your child...
March for Babies

March for Babies:: The Reasons We Won’t Stop

Fundraising is hard. No matter what the cause or how important it is to you, asking for money from both friends and strangers is difficult to do. It is especially hard when you do...