motherhood uncorked

Shannon O'Brien

Why wine school?

So, "why focus on wine?" Surely there's lots of things I could drink and blog about...I enjoy a cold beer, there's a few cocktails I will happily sip...but wine and I? We go way back.

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Shannon O'Brien

Time: short supply, chronic demand

It's a universal milestone among mothers: getting out the door for a proper grownup dinner without the kids. It was my first night out without baby (aside from my weekly sommelier class).

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Shannon O'Brien

Goodbyes and big sighs

I was standing at the Staples counter seven minutes before they closed last night when I heard myself pleading with the poor soul working the closing shift to please, just please print me one photo, when it hit me: I'm 'that mom'.

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Shannon O'Brien

Mother Hustling Mondays

I have a love hate relationship with Mondays. I can be a bit of a weekend warrior so by the time Monday morning rolls around I'm usually 100% spent from the previous few days of social plans, family activities and generally getting shit done around the house.

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