motherhood uncorked

Shannon O'Brien

Party on, parental units

As I made my way to a party last weekend I found myself thinking that since having kids my personal life hasn't really changed all that much. I still see friends, watch TV and go to parties. Now the dates with friends might leave me wanting more (it's kinda hard to focus on telling or hearing a great story when you're making sure one kid doesn't plummet head first down the stairs and another doesn't jam a stick in another kid's eye). And what was once binge watching a full Netflix series in a weekend now looks more like 18...

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Shannon O'Brien

Pops + popsicles

Last week we rented a cottage for a week of R&R with my sister's fam and my mum. I packed four books, some good wine, 4,958,053 baby and toddler-related accessories and off we went.

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Shannon O'Brien

The ultimate parenting experience

I came across a couple posts this week written by the Founder/CEO of XPR, a company that I now know offers real-life, high-octane experiences. You know, things like rifle and handgun shooting, driving a humvee, and foraging for mushrooms.

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Shannon O'Brien

Five Thing Friday

Today's Five Thing Friday is called: Things I effing hate cleaning off the floor. Who knew 98% of parenthood is spent doing damage control on what was once your beautiful home but is now a disgusting hovel?

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