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Author - Shannon Serpette

Shannon Serpette is a mother of two and an award-winning journalist and freelancer who lives in Illinois. She spends her days writing, hanging out with her kids and husband, and squeezing in her favorite hobby, metal detecting, whenever she can. Serpette can be reached at writerslifeforme@gmail.com

son and mom

How Much Freedom Should You Give A Child?

Trying Not to be a Creeper Mom by Shannon Serpette For almost 12 years, since the day my son was born, I have had this special, unbreakable bond with him. While he loves his dad too, he and I seem to share so much – he inherited my green eyes, he’s left-handed like I am, and he shares my...

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Five Things I’ve Learned as a Parent

When I first learned I was pregnant, I was so excited and I couldn’t wait for my child to be born. I wanted to show him the world and teach him everything he needed to know. Little did I know I would learn as much as he did. Here’s what I’ve figured out during this crazy ride called...

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no spanking kids
Discipline Parenting

Spanking Kids – A Better Way

Why I’m Not Cool with Spanking My Kids When I was a kid, I lived in fear of being spanked. The ultimate punishment in my household was the dreaded book spank. On the race occasions my siblings and I did something epically wrong, my parents would look for the biggest, heaviest book they...

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When Parents need help
Parenting Tips

Parenting SOS – When Parents Need Help

by Shannon Serpette As parents, we’ve all had moments where we’ve needed help from the only people who can truly understand our dilemma – other parents. I’ve had my share of moments where I’ve sent the Bat-Signal out to my fellow parents to signify that I needed help. With two kids in...

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parneting and raising girls

Parenting and Raising Strong, Confident Girls

by Shannon Serpette Some people seem to be born with confidence, an unshakeable belief in their own awesomeness. I never had that while I was growing up. Although I didn’t have what I would call low self-esteem, I did always envy other people in my school – the ones who were prettier...

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