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.
Independent Playtime & Activities for Toddlers

Independent Playtime & Activities for Toddlers

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During the month of March, it was recommended for families to start social distancing, so like many families, we went into isolation. This meant staying home 24/7 -- no trips to the store, no...
Outskirts of Town Soddy-Daisy {Series}

Outskirts of Town: Soddy-Daisy Family Road Trip

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Just minutes away from downtown Chattanooga, you can find a small town named Soddy-Daisy. If the town’s name does not draw you in, then I’m sure the views of the town will capture you,...

What Your Community Needs {Helping During the Pandemic}

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By now you have probably read many COVID-19 articles. The number of topics stemmed from this virus is overwhelming -- from the way the virus spreads, to how many are affected and dying, and...

Hand-Me-Downs are the Best Gift

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Do you know what says love to a mom-to-be? Hand-me-downs. I believe they are one of the greatest gifts that you can give to a mom. Hand-me-downs are more than clothes; they represent someone saying...
Potty Training Stinks

Potty Training Stinks

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There seems to be a stigma around potty training, that if your child isn't potty trained by a certain age, then they are behind or if they are potty trained by an earlier age...

You Know You’re a Mom at Christmas If…

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It’s official: Christmas is only DAYS away. You know you're a mom at Christmas if you have attended a child's Christmas party or two (oh, and a holiday performance), eaten a few Santa chocolates...

DIY Holiday T-Shirts

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During the first week of November, I traveled to visit my family for a week. While there, my mom and I started talking about Thanksgiving crafts, which left me with the desire to make...

Halloween Storytime and Craft for Little Ones

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Storytime has always been a love in our house. Since my daughter was an infant, we have read daily. Countless studies have shown the positive benefits of reading to your little ones. Dolly Parton...
The Fourth Trimester -- It's Hard Y'all

The Fourth Trimester — It’s Hard Y’all

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It's the fourth trimester, you know, like the fourth quarter in the game. You're on the edge of your seat wondering if you can make it another sleepless night. Or like winter and its...
You Saved Me

You Saved Me

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While growing up, I thought I was different. A silent phrase on my shirt that told others a story that I didn't want told; I was abandoned.  I still remember being at camp for the...