The day I first laid eyes on my baby girl.

I fell in love.

And when it came time to go back to work…it was hard (probably the biggest understatement ever!)

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my corporate job which was both stimulating and paid-well.

But I hated how my day job took up all my time and energy.

And I felt HORRIBLE giving my baby girl my emotional leftovers. 

Surely it wasn’t too much to ask for both a family life and a work life?

But why did it leave me feeling so unbalanced?

So full of #momguilt.

That is when I knew something HAD to change.

I knew I couldn’t go on like that and needed to find MORE BALANCE between my work and home life. I wanted the elusive dream of work life balance – to be a working mom but also have the time to build memories with my kids.

I mean they grow up so fast!

I knew my day job could no longer be the long-term answer.

Continuing to trade my hours for dollars would keep me STUCK in the never ending rat race.

And the only way to ESCAPE the rat race was to get LEVERAGE.

Getting the same (or BETTER) results while doing LESS.

But how?

That is where this blog, Escape The Rat Race, was born.

It documents my online search for ways to make money online.

To find the best way to make $$$ while being a mama all at the SAME TIME.

I know you are busy, so I did all the research so you don’t have to.

Join me on the journey onward toward finding LEVERAGE, more WORK/LIFE balance and a life without the constraints of a 9-5.

I promise to share the good and dish the dirt on the various ways to make money online.

I also try to keep up with the latest in blogging, SEO and Pinterest marketing tips so I’ll be sure to share them with you in real time!

Hi! I’m Shanny.

Hi, I’m Shanny, and it’s so awesome to meet you!

Just a bit about myself. I’m wife to my best friend and mom to the cutest (I’m totally biased!) and sassiest two year old princess.

Update: I am now a mom of 2 beautiful princesses 🙂

I love a good coffee and am known not to function well without my daily cuppa.


You can expect to find content that explores legitimate ways to make money online, working from home, and online marketing tips and tricks.

And, if you have any questions, you can reach out to me at shan@youcanescapetheratrace.com.

Or follow me on Pinterest!

I would love to connect with you!


If you’re ready to start exploring your options for online income, here are a few resources to help you get started.

1. The Best Resources For Bloggers – I’ve put together a list of the resources that I love and use in my business. You can check out the best resources for bloggers here.

2. How To Start A Blog – If you have been wondering how to get a blog started, then check out this step-by-step guide with tons of picturesto help you get started! I promise it is easier than you think. Click here to learn how to start a blog.