Shannon & Jenna

Shannon & Jenna are two sisters, mothers and best friends living out their childhood dreams. They are one part Type A, one part Type B, joining forces to live a life with purpose while intentionally cultivating creative opportunities and meaningful connections. Shannon & Jenna share a passion for hosting and entertaining, just like their grandmothers, and created The Busy Bee, a resource for simplifying hosting #OneHostfulHack at a time, while working and raising little ones from home. They are on a mission to inspire the hostful at heart as well as fellow mompreneurs by sharing simple ways to spend more time with loved ones.

12 Healthy Habits for a Work From Home Mom

When I began writing this post, it was intended to inspire women who work from home on a regular basis with their little one(s) present. What I didn’t realize was by the time I...
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Simple Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

Originally posted December 2019, updated December 2020 It’s the last weekend before Christmas, and we want to know, are you headed to any Christmas parties or gatherings?  If so, we think we can all agree,...

July Refresh Challenge: Declutter, Plan and Organize for Back to School

Every year, there are two months you will find me nose deep in my planner and surrounded by donation bags filled to the brim: January and July. While January is the start of a...
How to avoid hurry sickness: for moms

How to Avoid Hurry Sickness: For Moms

Dear Hurried Mama trying to avoid Hurry Sickness, I see you rushing through your day, crossing off to-do lists, chugging the coffee, shushing your children away for a second to “gather your thoughts,” running from...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Wake Up Before Your Kids

After the first week of quarantine, I realized our family desperately needed to find a new routine to help us thrive in this season. We are already a homeschooling family, and I work from...

Tips for the Dairy, Soy and Egg-Free Breastfeeding Mom

Hearing the words, "Dairy, Soy and Egg-Free," may seem overwhelming at first as a new breastfeeding mother, and I am here to assure you it is possible, it is rewarding, and with a little...

How To Do Disney on a Budget

Our family's love for Walt Disney World began early on. As a child, my husband's family created magical memories together using their Annual Passes, and he always longed to raise a Disney-loving family to...

Budget Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men

If you opened this post, there’s a good chance you’re in the same boat we find ourselves in year after year. There are gift guides galore for the fellow women in our lives, but...

Starting Baby on Solids: Simple Steps and Helpful Tools

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 7 months since we had our babies, and as you can guess, we are enjoying every single moment. Shannon welcomed her first this past April, while Jenna...
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“You need to take her to the Emergency Room.”

“You need to take her to the Emergency Room,” I heard her say as I sat there covered in projectile vomit and a puddle of my own tears. I looked up to examine my...
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What to do When a Friend Loses a Baby: The 5 Love Languages

A gray boxed lit up on my phone, and my heart began to race as I read the words, “I lost it”. “What?” I quickly replied. Her delayed response only confirmed the ache she...

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