“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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Another Year Older

My oldest turns 16 today.  My husband and I do not share their report cards, or their baseball stats, or their school awards on social media. Our lack of sharing is not from a lack of pride in their accomplishments but rather instilling in our children a desire to work hard to reach their goalsContinue reading “Another Year Older”


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”


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