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
Quick Summer Meals

25 Quick and Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

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

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valentine's day

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Home with Kids

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Small Actions That Make a Big Difference in Marriage

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questions for kids

10 Better Questions to Ask Your Kids Than “How Was Your Day?”

We've all done it at one time or another, asked our child the standard "How was your day?" and found ourselves the recipients of the ubiquitous but empty "good". As parents, it's our job...
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The Best 50 Kids Gifts Under $50, by Age

Ever feel like you just don't have the brain space to make one more decision or come up with one more creative gift idea for your kids or their friends? Me too! In a...
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50 Thoughtful Yet Inexpensive Homemade Gifts

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