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Shannon Mangerchine

Shannon Mangerchine
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Shannon lives in Central City, New Orleans with her husband, Jeremy, and three sons, Noah, Eli and Zeke. She left a career in Human Resources to take on her dream of being a stay-at-home mom. During this time, she and her husband founded a non-profit called Bastion Resources with the purpose of inspiring others to live a life of intimacy with God. Shannon is passionate about creating community and engaging in meaningful conversation around the dinner table. Recently, she created The Intentional Daily Journal to help people live with more purpose and clarity, which is available for purchase on Amazon. In her free time, Shannon enjoys all types of fitness, trying new restaurants, reading and discussing books with her book club, coffee dates with friends and hanging at the park with her family. Shannon is constantly creating new healthy recipes and sharing them on her blog Dinner Done by 9am.

10 Tips for Reducing Stress When Hosting Guests

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  The holidays are in full swing, thus the season for parties, dinners, and gatherings with family and friends. Many of us will be hosting guests throughout the season, here are a few practical ways...

15 Items to Buy and 5 Items to Avoid at Trader Joe’s

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Trader Joe’s has developed such a cult-like following that every morning, a row of shoppers line up in front of this popular store waiting for them to open. TJ’s is known for having healthy...

Mom Hack :: Saving Time and Sanity with Winn-Dixie Delivery

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Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by Winn-Dixie Delivery. Mom Hack :: Saving Time and Sanity with Winn-Dixie Delivery Picture this scene from a few months ago; it was a summer day and I had all 3...

Friendsgiving 101 :: What You Need to Know to Host Your Friends This Holiday

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Since the hit 90s show, Friends, captured our beloved Monica, Joey, Rachel, Chandler, Ross and Phoebe gathering around a table enjoying their holiday fare Friendsgiving celebrations have been increasing in popularity across the county....

Fall Recipe Round-Up :: 50 Recipes to Celebrate the Season

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After that cool front day last week, and in hopes of temperatures continuing to drop within the upcoming weeks, it's time to start breaking out all the Fall recipes. Soup, stew and chili will...

Does Shopping at Costco Save Money? :: 20 Items to Buy and 5 Items...

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Moms love Costco, and for a good reason - buying in bulk means fewer shopping trips and more money saved, who wouldn’t be on board with that? Also, can you say double carts and...

40 Fall Family Activities :: A NOLA Bucket List for Fall

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Fall has arrived, so bring on the boots, scarves, sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, football and all the Fall activities. Here are 40 fun family activities to celebrate the season: Visit a pumpkin patch Carve...

Bowl Meals :: Revolutionizing Dinner

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Bowl meals have become a hot trend in food as of late. Vietnamese noodle bowls and Poke bowls have won over the hearts and bellies of diners in increasing numbers, and now home cooks...

Mom is a Person, Too

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I still remember the first MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) meeting I ever attended 5 years ago. The vulnerable feeling of walking into a room full of moms, only casually knowing a couple of them....

Meal Planning Made Easy

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We’ve all been there, it’s one of those busy days where nothing seems to go as planned. You end up frazzled and suddenly it’s 5 pm, your people are hungry and asking for food....

The Enneagram:: What It Is and How It Can Improve Your Relationships

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What is it? The enneagram is a personal growth tool that characterizes people into 9 personality types based on their key motivation, but the scope of the enneagram is so much deeper and more nuanced...

Marking the Moment :: Closing Out Summer and Welcoming the School Year

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It’s that time of year where we are doing all of the practical things like buying school supplies and uniforms, going to doctor visits, signing up for after school activities and so on to...

Snack Dinner :: Winning Dinner for Busy Moms

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Snack dinners have become all the rage as of late. There’s something about having a platter of options to choose from that brings out the kid in all of us. Snack dinners aren’t just...

Surviving a Road Trip with Young Kids

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Over the last four years, my family of five has traveled over 10,000 miles on road trips in our Toyota Corolla. That’s over 166 hours total if you drive 60 mph (which isn’t always...