Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Putting a Pet to Rest

Published March 2011: eHow Family & Relationships

Putting a Pet to Rest
How Families Can Cope While Grieving Their Best Friend

Article Excerpt:

When Jodi Caroland’s daughter was 3, she yelped out a blood-curdling cry in the middle of the night. Caroland, a licensed professional counselor in Troy, Michigan, rushed to her daughter’s bedside and found her hysterically crying over Smimmy, her goldfish, who was floating at the top of his bowl. Continue reading

March 23, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Smiles, Tears, and Dirty Terry

DirtyTerryAs a parent, you will do just about anything to see your child smile. We sit through endless hours of dance lessons, cub scout meetings, soccer practices, and choir concerts. We pick out kid-friendly meals, buy over-priced Hollister shirts, and drive our kids to and from friends’ houses every weekend. It’s a small price to pay for the smiles that light up our kids’ faces.

I always said that I would draw the line with pets, specifically reptiles. But, I’m a sucker for smiles and so I caved – resulting in Dirty Terry. Continue reading

October 9, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Parenting, Reflecting | , , , , , | Leave a comment