Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Money is the Root of All Evil

moneyWe have a saying in our house when it comes to money – “Mom is ‘el broko.” It’s not necessarily true all the time, but it helps my children understand that mom is not made of money, nor do we have a money tree growing in the backyard. Like most, my kids are expensive. They are not greedy kids, nor do they beg me for something in every store, but they cost me a pretty penny. Continue reading

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Reflecting | , , , , | 3 Comments

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs

cats and dogs I never fully understood the phrase “they fight like cats and dogs.” As a child, we didn’t have many pets. My younger sister had a bird or two, but no cats or dogs. I couldn’t fathom why people assumed that these two types of animals would not get along. From what I knew, most cats were sassy, sly quiet pets while most dogs were all bark and no action – a sensitive, yet lazy breed. Sounds like a perfect match, right?

 What I’ve realized as a parent, though, is that we all go through a “cat” and a “dog” phase. Continue reading

August 1, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Parenting, Reflecting | , , , , | 2 Comments