Wife, mom to two...love chocolate, trendy cupcakes, shoes, hot deals and throwing festive bashes...usually with chocolate.

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Nikon School: Mom’s Night Out

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

Tired of not really knowing how to use your camera? How about catching your kids doing something absolutely adorable and the end result is shadowy faces and a blur where your toddler’s face should have been? It’s time for Mom’s Night Out on May 14 presented by Nikon School. This class is designed to help […]

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Festive Turkey Place Cards

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

I’m what I like to call “kindergarten crafty”.  I’m not so hot at adult craft projects, but hand me some stickers, crayons and glue, and I can create quite the piece of art.  So this Turkey Place Card project from the Disney Family Fun site looks like my speed.  They had me at three materials. […]

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East Bay Music Together – Part Two

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

When we started East Bay Music Together a few weeks ago, my kids were feeling it.  They were jamming to the class music CD in the car and captivated throughout the class.  We’re several weeks in to the ten class session now, and guess what?  THEY STILL LOVE IT! I have the voice of someone […]

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East Bay Music Together

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

Last week I started East Bay Music Together with both of my kids, and it was AMAZING. I have two kids.  One is three and a half, and the other just turned one.  My oldest has been a busy extra-curricular bee.  In those three and a half years she’s tackled two and a half years […]

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Ride the Ducks San Francisco

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

Last week, my family rode the ducks.  And it was AWESOME. My three year old was so jazzed up for this adventure, she could barely handle herself.  And I was right behind her in the enthusiasm department.  I’ve been dying to Ride the Ducks for quite some time.  And who doesn’t love to be a […]

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The Garden Party Company

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

When it comes to parties, I have BIG visions.  Here’s how it breaks down.  I get a party idea, I invite probably double the people I should from a logistics perspective, and then I scramble around.  I always manage to pull it off, but somehow pulling it off means running around like a nut until […]

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Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Mini for Target

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

Get ready fashion forward mamas.  Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Mini children’s clothing line has hit Target.  Since I wouldn’t describe my children as overly or even a tiny bit gentle on their clothes, I can appreciate that the prices range from $3.99 to $29.99.  Celebrity mamas turned out in force at the launch party for this […]

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Countdown to Christmas With Books

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

I love a good countdown.  Trust me, I’m the first one to make a paper chain when counting down to an important date. So you can imagine that a passionate countdown-er such as myself would discover a lot of joy in holiday advent calendars.  My daughter is two and has definitely had a chocolate advent […]

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Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

A chocolate chip cookie recipe that has Oreos mixed in?  Yes please.  It’s a match made in cookie heaven.  Check out this AMAZING  Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies recipe from Lovin’ From the Oven…   More Cookie Recipes on TodaysMama.com Smores Bars Recipe Homemade Oreo Cookies Sugar Cookie Bars          

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Beat the Cold and Flu Bug

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

Germs have finally invaded our house.  Since the beginning of the school year, the preschool has been sending out health update emails.  Hand, foot and mouth disease is going around.  We escaped.  Strep throat is going around.  We escaped.  There has been a lice outbreak.  I can’t even TELL YOU how grateful I am that […]

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