“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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Finding Light in the Darkness

Thursday marked the Autumn Equinox. The day of the year where there are equal parts night and day. Exactly 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness before night begins to outweigh the daylight hours. Yesterday, cooler air helped to solidify the change and it almost felt as if on cue, the universe too…

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 was…

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 did…

Pandemic of the Unvaccinated? – Part 2

I thought I would follow up on my last post with some additional thoughts and number calculation breakdowns. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can do so here. One of the arguments used to explain the high percentage rate of vaccinated breakthrough cases in a population is that we should expect to see a…


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