“Yes, mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.”

– Alice Walker

Shannon Armenis is a full-time mom to 3 boys and part-time writer. In between forgetting to fold the laundry in the dryer, breaking up fights and threatening to take away electronics, you can find her sharing her thoughts on parenting, marriage and life on Her work has been featured throughout the internet on ScaryMommy, Today Parents, Her View From Home, The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and Sammiches and PsychMeds.

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Olive Branch

I have taken quite a long break from sharing here. It would seem, the world is not what it once was, or perhaps, more specifically what I had always believed it to be. Although I could feel the shift, often I would ignore it, attempt to reason it away because to accept what I wasContinue reading “Olive Branch”

All Dogs Go To Heaven

Luca Brasi was born on a farm and adopted by parents with a shared love of the movie The Godfather. Although fiercely loyal, he began going by just “Luca” when it was quickly determined his temperament would never allow him to rough up a band leader or anyone else for that matter. Although, he didContinue reading “All Dogs Go To Heaven”

Pandemic of the Unvaccinated?

I have been following the COVID case numbers on the Maryland COVID Dashboard for a while, but began following it a bit more closely in August when it was announced the dashboard would begin to include vaccination breakthrough case data. If you would like to read the press release announcing it, you can do so here. Continue reading “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated?”


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