“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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I have an affection for clocks.  The oversized square clock that acts as a divider between my kitchen and family room. Its first home on a wall, in a failed restaurant my husband and I opened. When I spotted it on sale, a picture of it proudly displayed as a focal point flashed through myContinue reading “Clockwork”

Ghosts of Thanksgiving Past

My earliest memories of Thanksgiving always surround my grandparent’s rowhome on Kirkwood Road. A table extending two rooms with half of us seated in the dining room and half of us seated at the other end of the table in the living room.  I spent most of my childhood living in the same neighborhood myContinue reading “Ghosts of Thanksgiving Past”

Climbing Marriage Mountain

My husband and I went to a wedding a few weeks ago and I have come to realize weddings are one of those things you either love attending or simply go because you feel obligated. I love weddings. Honestly, what’s not to love about an event surrounded by smiles layered with happiness and optimism, toppedContinue reading “Climbing Marriage Mountain”


  It seems today, according to Facebook, is National Daughters Day. I am not even sure it is a real holiday, but each year the world of Facebook is hell-bent on reminding me of every person in my friend’s list that has received or birthed a child with a vagina, but me. If I soundContinue reading “Daughterless”


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