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Welcome to my Southern Blessed Chaos!

Let me introduce myself.
My name is Shannon Dewease and I grew up in a little town in South Mississippi.
I was born, however, in Louisiana. I guess you could say I was born a Cajun but raised a redneck!
Let's just say I'm a born and raised Southern country girl who loves her Southern roots!

I grew up at a time when your neighbors knew your name and came to check on you if they haven't seen you outside working on your flower beds recently.
Those same neighbors would, also, call you to let you know that their peas or corn was ready. So you would grab your bucket and head on over to share the bounty.
It was a time when front doors and cars were left unlocked, the screen doors had a squeak then that bang when shut, Grandmas always wore aprons, and hearing the crickets at night was all you needed to sleep.

Ahh... I love the South and those memories of bygone days. And those days are definitely gone.
Don't get me wrong! I love my air conditioner, my cell phone, and, well...all th…
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Lies and Secrets Parents Tell

You know what I'm talking about.

The little lies that sneak up when you are exhausted, frustrated, and just plain had it with parenting!

The little secrets we keep just to grab a moment or two just for ourselves?
No? Just me? Oh. 
I'm coming clean!

Ok, maybe not completely clean. A woman has to keep some secrets, right?!
Here they are in all their glory (in no particular order!)

My secrets, lies, and half truths that have saved my sanity at times!

"The __________ is closed today."

Now, I've used this one just recently!
We are at my sister's for the 4th of July fixing to head home just after sunset. Chad was just begging to go to the beach to see the fireworks, which we had done in the past.
Fireworks on the beach in South Mississippi is wonderful, however, you better get there 4 hours ahead of time to grab a parking space! So, without skipping a beat I told him, the beach was closed. Not being too sure if a tantrum was headed our way, I quickly appointed h…

The Laurenism

The Laurenism. What a strange word, huh?
The "Laurenism" derived from years back, when my daughter, Lauren, was still a toddler believe it or not. My son, Chad, was born first, however, the term "Laurenism" came before "Chadism".

For my Son...19 Things I Love About You

19 years ago, the most precious thing happened. I became a Mom. I can't believe how fast the years can fly by.

In honor of your birthday, Chad, I wanted to share 19 reasons that I love you with all my heart.

1. I love how I had to teach you to cry, but you came here already knowing how to laugh.

2. I love how you have showed all those people and doctors wrong and thrived full of life.

3. I love how resilient you are. No matter how many doctors or therapists you have had to see, you kept doing it with a smile.

4. I love your smile.

5. I love your turbo charged personality.

6. I love how you always have something funny to say.

7. I love your laugh.

8. I love your goofy sense of humor.

9. I love your amazing talent of being able to stretch your ears out.

10. I love your clowning around.

11. I love how no one's watermelon is safe around you.

12. I love your country boy style.

13. I love how you find joy in the simple things.