Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Picking a Christmas Tree

Published November 2011: eHow Home

Picking a Christmas Tree
Finding the Perfect Fit for the Festivities

Article Excerpt:

The Christmas tree is, quite literally, the centerpiece of Christmas for many who celebrate the holiday. But choosing the tree that best fits your family’s logistical and personal tastes can be a challenge, given the seemingly unlimited options filling store windows. Continue reading

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Put a Stop to Bedtime Tantrums

Published November 2011: eHow Family

Put a Stop to Bedtime Tantrums
Going from Struggles to Sweet Dreams

Article Excerpt:

You know the scenario. It’s time to go to sleep, but your toddler wants you to read just one more book or sing yet another lullaby. And once you’re done with that, she needs a drink of water, but then still refuses to settle down. Before you know it, she’s overtired and unhappy, which results in a bedtime tantrum — and one exhausted parent. Continue reading

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Bountiful Thanksgiving on a Budget

Published November 2011: eHow Food

Bountiful Thanksgiving on a Budget
Prepare a Delicious Dinner, Give Thanks and Spend Less

Article Excerpt:

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks. It’s about family and friends. But it’s equally, if not mostly, about food. Besides, thankfulness and loved ones tend to be free. Food isn’t. From birds the size of small children to complicated side dishes, the grocery bill for such a meal can become too much to bear. And as soon as you try to cut corners with cost, you probably worry that you’re cutting corners on quality, as well. Continue reading

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