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

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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Christmas Holidays

How to Survive a Family Gathering

by Shannon Serpette My family isn’t shy about sharing their opinions. We love each other fiercely and annoy each other frequently. I have four brothers and four sisters, and we don’t always see eye to eye. When you factor in all our spouses and children, that adds up to a lot of people...

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