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.

Things to Keep after COVID

COVID has changed so many things in our lives. From the way we work to the way we socialize, almost every aspect of our lives is different right now. While I miss many things,...
Opposites attract

Opposites attract…but then what?

We've all heard the saying opposites attract. You know you're singing that Paula Abdul song in your head right now. But what happens after the initial attraction wears off? What happens when opposites decide...
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...