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.

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...
rare is your reality TTTS

TTTS:: When Rare Is Your Reality

Complications during pregnancy are not always talked about. It's hard to think about things going wrong during what is supposed to be such a joyous time. During my second pregnancy, things did go wrong....
gyms with child care

Gyms with Child Care in the Milwaukee Area

Gyms with Child Care No matter what stage of motherhood you are in, finding time for yourself can be a challenge. However, that time is so important. How can you find that time, plus get...