Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Don’t Get Stuck Inside Just Because the Weather is Cold

ColdActivitiesPublished January 2014: eHow Mom

Don’t Get Stuck Inside Just Because the Weather is Cold

Article Excerpt:

Although it may seem as if you are confined to the indoors when freezing temps force you to bundle up, cold weather can offer your family opportunities to get creative during winter. In fact, just because the temperature drops, it doesn’t mean your family activities have to stop. From sledding and snowball fights to nature walks and science experiments, cold weather can offer your family much more than red noses and chilly feet. Bundle up with coats, hats and gloves and set out on a family adventure that promotes bonding, activity and memories that will keep you warm. Continue reading

January 14, 2014 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment

Family Activities with Preteens

Screen shot 2013-04-10 at 5.14.45 PMPublished April 2013: Mom.Me

Family Activities with Preteens
Movies, murals and other fun ways to pass the day

Article Excerpt:

As your preteen begins to explore her freedom and social life, family time may not be as important or appealing to her as it used to be when she was younger. But just because your preteen is growing up doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice time with her. “Take the time to get to know your preteen, find out her likes and dislikes and listen to her,” says Erica Ives, California-based family therapist. By tuning into her interests, you may soon find she actually wants to spend time with her loved ones and is willing to dive into family activities. Continue reading

April 10, 2013 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment