Shannon Hartin

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Shannon is a social worker (MSW), a writer, and aspiring to be a front-end web developer. As a new mom pursuing her goal, Shannon hopes to encourage other moms and women to learn how to code. When she's not chasing her toddler, you can find her watching The Office with her husband for the billionth time, tackling a home project, or striving to be a strong and healthier mama. Follow along as she hopes her experiences can help make your life seem a little less crazy or at least a little more normal.
Apple Orchards & Apple Picking Around Chattanooga

Apple Orchards & Apple Picking Around Chattanooga

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{Please note: due to spring frost and COVID-19, the Chattanooga area orchards listed below are not offering u-pick, but plenty of apple fall activities are available.} With whispers of fall starting to mix in the...

Family Trip to Dunlap

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Just around a thirty minute drive from Chattanooga, is a charming town called Dunlap, TN. The drive to Dunlap is a scenic drive; you will notice mountain views, valleys, and farmlands. Dunlap is a...
Then & Now: Life with a Food Allergy Child

Then & Now: Life with a Food Allergy Child

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I didn’t really understand the extent of food allergies until my baby was diagnosed with a life threatening food allergy.  At one point, I was that mom who didn’t quite understand why peanut butter wasn’t...
40+ Local Chattanooga Mother-Daughter Date Ideas

40+ Local Chattanooga Mother-Daughter Date Ideas

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Lately, I have been thinking of starting a new tradition in my family: mother-daughter dates. Since adding our second child, it's been harder to have one-on-one time with my daughter. I find myself trying...

Family Trip to Callaway Resort & Gardens

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With Callaway Resort and Gardens around three hours away from Chattanooga, it makes it the perfect family trip! It is not too far away to travel with kids, but just far away enough to...
Thank You for Choosing Them

Thank You for Choosing Them

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After a long day of work, you come home and you're tired, like really tired. The kids would never know that daddy is tired though because when you walk in, the whole house magically...

Breaking Up with Washing Dishes

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It's true; I'm breaking up with washing dishes. The task of washing dishes is absolutely my least favorite household chore. I feel like I am always washing dishes. My sink stays empty maybe .065...

You’re Never Going To Please Everyone

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"You're never gonna please everyone" is a phrase and a reality that I have a hard time admitting. I'm a people-pleaser, I know this.  My personality score is ESFJ (the Consul), which means I really...
Dear Husband, I am Thankful for You

Dear Husband, I Am Thankful for You

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Dear Husband, I am thankful for you. We have been at this marriage thing for quite a while now -- from adventurous trips and extravagant dates, to buying our first home and filling it with...
Teaching Preschool at Home

Teaching Preschool at Home

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Last spring, I had planned to enroll my daughter into preschool for the following school year, but then COVID-19 showed up and put a big “errrk” in our plans. Like many parents, I had...