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

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....
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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....

Kicking Off Summer with a Family Ceremony and a Summer Fun Bucket

The school year is quickly drawing to a close and summer is ready to make her entrance. Because I'm a huge fan of 'marking the moment' and get overly excited about making memories and...

20 Journal Prompts for Moms to Enhance Self-Awareness

As a busy mom, I often walk around with to-do lists, feelings, dreams and goals swirling around in my head. As a result of "mom brain" often many of the things swirling around fall...

Decision Fatigue :: The Power of Unmade Decisions

According to Psychology Today the average person makes as many as 35,000 decisions a day. As moms, we hit the ground running first thing in the morning. Snooze OR get up? Shower OR dry...
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Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Home with Kids

In the middle of a pandemic Valentine's Day might look a little different than the typical romantic dinner out at a fancy restaurant. If we can surrender our prior expectations and embrace the uniqueness...

Small Actions That Make a Big Difference in Marriage

Our marriage motto is “Together or not at all”, meaning as individuals we try to always do what is best for the good of us as a couple and we're committed to staying united...