Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Nonprofit Recognizes One of Its Own

Published in the 10/5/10 issue of the Suburban Journals

Nonprofit Recognizes One of its Own in Fairview Heights
Goodwill worker went from shopper to manager

Tenia Buchanan spent years shopping at Goodwill to provide necessities for her children. On a whim, she said, she applied for a job and 15 years later, as the store manager of the Fairview Heights store, she is now considered a local hero by the nonprofit.

“I was a welfare recipient, a low-income parent looking for a job. When I started here, I never thought I would find myself in this position 15 years later,” Buchanan said. “I’ve been very blessed with an opportunity of a lifetime.” Continue reading


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Parents vs. Tweens: Survival of the Fittest?

Published October 2010:

Parents vs. Tweens: Survival of the Fittest?

Article Overview:

The “tween” years have their own unique issues, as children ricochet back and forth between early childhood and beckoning adolescence.

But the relationship between parent and child doesn’t have to be a constant struggle. Continue reading

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