Shannon Wilson

Shannon was raised in a very small town here in Iowa, but has long felt like a native to the Cedar Rapids area since establishing roots locally in 2005. She lives with her husband, Ben, whom she can’t live without, and three babies (yes, they are still her babies), Olivia (11), Henry (9), and Arlo (6) in Marion. The newest Wilson, Otis the mini goldendoodle, joined the family in May 2021. Shannon is passionate about relationships, meaningful human connection, and motherhood, and is incredibly lucky to get to nurture all of these interests plus some in her professional life. Depending on the season, you can find Shannon gathering with friends, watching her kid’s in sporting events (new sports mom here!), hibernating and binging Netflix, hanging with her kids (board games, anyone?!) or tending to her summer garden. Shannon is a creature of habit which includes eating eggs every morning, daily Starbucks and going to bed early. As a cold person, she loves sherpas and scarf-blankets as shirts.

The Evolution of Motherhood

I’ve been reflecting for some time now about how my youngest child is a completely different parenting experience for me as a mother. This has to be reflected in his experience of me as...
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Showing Up

As a partner and mother, I show up for my family regularly and consistently, and most of the time without complaining, even when I don’t want to or it feels like too much. Sometimes...

Working Parents Day

September 16, 2022, has been designated as Working Parents Day, a day to “appreciate the efforts of people who handle multiple responsibilities” according to nationaltoday.com.  I believe that all parents are working parents, but in...

Transitioning Back-to-School: Survival Tips

Transitioning from summer break back into the school year can be a struggle for parents and kids alike, making those first couple weeks oh so challenging to get through. Back to school survival mode...

Cedar Rapids Moms 2022 Team Sponsor: Boho Beauty

Giving you back the brows that the '90s took away, Jess Lehman at Boho Beauty Co. is your microblading specialist!  Portions of the following information are from Boho Beauty Co.  What is Microblading? Microblading is a semi-permanent...

Boundaries Like a Mother

In our culture, motherhood is equated with selflessness and self-sacrifice - at all times, no matter what. In conversations I have with others, it often seems like ‘boundary’ is a dirty word and an...

Happy Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month!

As a mental health counselor who specializes in perinatal mental health, I believe in the importance of using the awesome CRM platform to bring useful information about maternal mental health to increase awareness amongst...

Confessions of a Homebody

I’m writing this the day after carefully inputting all of the dates and times of all of the upcoming Spring and Summer kid activities and events into the Google calendar that I recently had...
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Becoming Neat: My Pantry Transformation

Becoming NEAT! My Pantry Transformation with Neat Method Cedar Rapids Before the Transformation I am a person who finds joy and relaxation in the process of organizing. Don’t get me wrong - I love the results...

Parenting Big Kids: An Uncomfortable Transition

Parenting Big Kids: A New Reality My kids are currently 11 (nearly 12!), 9, and 6 (likely 7 by the time this post comes out!) and I’m finding that this season of parenting big kids...
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