about shannon

by Shannon

Konnichiwa, welcome to HappyHourMom.com! I am Shannon, co-Founder of HHM, mom to two beautiful little girls, and wife to my best friend. My family is my everything, my faith keeps me focused, and my friends make me smile. I love our family dinners, weekly game nights, and time with husband after the girls go to bed–and before our 3 year old sneaks in to our bed just before sunrise. But don’t be fooled, while we might sound like your average family, our lifestyle is far from typical. My hubby plays basketball, which means we have spent the past 6 years traveling from country to country, season to season.  We have lived in Japan, Dubai, back to the USA for a couple seasons, Estonia, and now back to Japan. We tend to be in one country from 6-10 months at a time, then we head back to California for about 3-6 months, and then off to the next country. So, as you can see, our life is a bit chaotic to say the least.

Keep a look out for the latest updates on the chaos, our travels, and look for the many internationally inspired brands and products I will be sharing. In the coming months you can expect to read a lot about Japan and our experiences here in Saitama, Japan (which is located just outside of Tokyo). I can’t wait to share our adventures with you all!

HappyHourMom.com is my way of connecting to moms around the world, and a great way to keep my sanity while living abroad. I thoroughly enjoy meeting other moms and exchanging ideas, and inspiration for fun crafts, great recipes, and creative party ideas on HHM and our social networks. You will often find me on Twitter, Facebook, and in our forums chatting about my recent finds. So please don’t be shy–send me a note, introduce yourself, I would love to get connected!

You can read more on my personal blog at Happy Hour with Shannon.



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Antonette October 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Hello Shannon,
Your life sounds extremely fun and exciting with all the moving and opportunities to meet people from different countries..:-) I am a newbie in the world of blogging and had just recently decided to be a stay at home mom .I would love for you to visit and be a member of my site so we can exchange opinions, views, recipes perhaps and just about anything we can talk about in the future. Blogging is also my way of connecting and learning more about the world.. Im also in the process of finding my way around my blog and facebook page so pls bear with me….:-)

Shannon Hughes February 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Hello Antonette,

Thank you for stopping by, I love connecting with our fellow bloggers, and will head over to your site now. Again, thanks for the note, I look forward to getting to know you through your blog!

Cheers, Shannon

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