toughgirl

Hi, I'm Shannon. I like to write about tough girls and tough things because I find strength to be an interesting and inspirational topic. My husband, Vic is my favorite person and my children, Emerson and Finley are right up there too. I am a disability mother and advocate. A woman-loving, lean-in type. And a fitness coach and cheerleader.

Meal Planning for Disneyland: CHURRO WARS!

Meal Planning for Disneyland: CHURRO WARS!

Our family leaves for Disneyland and Legoland on Sunday BRIGHT and EARLY. I should not say bright, really. Its going to be 4am when we leave our house so let’s say DARK and EARLY. I am ever so excited! Our kids loved visiting Disney during Christmastime a couple of years back and now we’re adding …Continue Reading

The Theory of Goodness

The Theory of Goodness

I’ve been thinking about health a lot lately. It has become a huge part of my life – keeping my body and mind healthy. My friend Nakeia is one of the wisest and coolest women I know and recently over lunch we were discussing how people put trash in their mouths and in their minds …Continue Reading

Strength Lesson: Create a Vision

Strength Lesson: Create a Vision

For my first “Tough Girl” interview I talked with my mom, Terry Diane. My original tough girl. Mom can drive me crazy like no other and I know I have the same effect back at her. But we are connected with a fierce intensity as well. I’m a mama’s girl for better or worse. She …Continue Reading

My tough self

This year I decided to become a badass. Like a total boss who could handle just about anything. To be fair, I have spent a good portion of my time on the planet trying to be a strong girl. The daughter of a bad ass, I came by it pretty naturally, but life got interesting …Continue Reading

Neutral Fall Mantle

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Tough girls have got to decorate too, y’all! I don’t know about you people, but I like to shop my house constantly to create new pretty combinations. These damn built-ins were the best/worst idea I’ve ever had. …Continue Reading