Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Little Treasures for a Domesticated Moment

dirty-laundryIt is an understatement to say that I am not domesticated. I try – I really do, but the domesticated gene was never passed on, even though my mom tried her best.

She sews; I don’t own a needle or thread. She irons her clothes after each load; I iron my crumpled piles five minutes before I need to wear the clothes. She scrubs her floors on her hands and knees; I cheat with a swiffer and an H20 mop. She cooks for fun; I cook only when I have to. Most of all, she does laundry every day while I do laundry once a week or once every two weeks when we have a panicked “where is my soccer uniform” moment. Continue reading


September 3, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Parenting, Reflecting | , , , , , | 1 Comment

To-Do List Irony

todolistWith the start of a new school year, the tasks I must complete on a daily basis have been overloading my brain. As much as I try, I’m not an organized person. I struggle to remember birthdays, deadlines, and even lunch money for my kiddos, and have forgotten all three just this week.

 In an effort to calm the stress and guilt of forgetting what I need to do, I sat down and created a to-do list. This list was much too long and overwhelming, so I divided it into three lists – one for my tasks at work/school, one for my freelance work, and one for home.

 Shortly after I finished the lists, I developed a strong hate for the memo pad of chores. Continue reading

August 25, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Reflecting | , , , , , | Leave a comment