Shannon Mangerchine

Shannon recently moved to Columbus 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 books, 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 Healthy Mom Healthy Family.

AMAZING is an Understatement: One Mom’s Experience with Floatation Therapy

The problem It's that time of year when we're all balancing A LOT! The holiday parties, shopping, food prep, school events, sports etc. Why do we insist on ending each year in a flurry of...
charcuterie board

How to Assemble the Perfect Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie (pronounced Shar-KOO-tuh-ree) boards have become super popular in recent years. A charcuterie board is an array of meat, cheeses and various other snacks arranged on some type of serving base. You can find...

25 Quick and Easy Trader Joe’s Semi-Homeade Dinners

Trader Joe's is known for their friendly cashiers, affordable organic food, cheap wine, interesting items and helpful shortcut ingredients. Here are a few super simple semi-homemade TJ's meals, mostly with less than 10 ingredients...

The 20 Best Family-Friendly Columbus Restaurants

Let's face it, going out to eat with kids can be stressful at times. As moms, our minds fill with questions such as; "Will they have food my kid will like?", "Will they have...
family-friendly 80s movies

32 Family-Friendly 80s Movies to Watch with Your Kids

Where are my 80s kids at? You know who you are, the ones who survived the years of big hair, leg warmers, stirrup pants, neon everything, crimped hair, off-the-shoulder shirts, Jazzercise, fanny packs and...

The 10 Best Columbus Happy Hours

Happy hour and moms go together like peanut butter and jelly. We moms love a good chance to get out of the house looking cute and enjoying adult conversation while sipping a refreshing beverage....
pumpkin recipes

40 Pumpkin Recipes to Make this Fall

Pumpkin is the quintessential fall food. This vegetable was previously reduced to desserts and beverages but in recent years has taken fall tables by storm in variations of soups, chilis, mac and cheese and...

30 Apple Recipes to Make this Fall

Apple picking season is in full swing in Columbus right now. So you went on a memory-making fun outing with the family, coming home with bags of crisp apples. You and the kids can...

50 Affirmations to Build Confidence in Kids

What are affirmations? Affirmations are positive statements intended to counteract unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Generally, affirmations are spoken out loud as a way of declaring the statement to ourselves and the world around us....
Quick Summer Meals

25 Quick and Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

Food is my love language, I really enjoy cooking and eating a variety of foods. I tend to mix up my meal plans a lot, constantly rotating what we eat and trying new things....