About

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I live in Chicago with my husband Greg, and our four boys- Kase, Ben, Shay, and Dean. Greg and I have known each other since we were just kids, growing up in Minnesota. Yup, He’s my high school sweetheart. We definitely had some time apart, but I’m so grateful we found our way back to one another and got married when we were 29.

I’ve always had a love for fashion. I made a career out of my passion, and worked for a California based clothing company for most of my 20’s, and then was the very first stylist at Trunk Club.

When my oldest son was 10 months old, we found out I was pregnant with twin boys. For sanity purposes, I decided to stay at home with my three babies. FIVE years later, we thought we were thru the thick of it and got the surprise of our lives! After a weekend getaway in Miami- pregnant again- with another BOY.

I can honestly say, I love being a Mom. But, its the hardest thing I’ve EVER done. And, I wouldn’t have made it through those early years with out a connection to other incredible women- who lifted me up, came over when I needed a break, a coffee, a nap, or just to vent.

I truly think every woman deserves to be surrounded by other strong, supportive women to thrive. We’re better together.

House of Shan was created with all of this in mind. I don’t want to pretend like I have it all together. I love pretty photos, beautiful colors and fashion, but most of the time I’m in yoga pants with hair that needs to be washed and food/dirt on me. I mean hey, I’m a boy mom.

Thanks for stopping by House of Shan!