Shannon Hartin

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.

You’re Good Enough, Mama

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It's been another long day. You're tired with too little energy left to give. You rush bedtime and finally breathe when everyone is in bed. After you finish cleaning the dishes, putting shoes away, and then...

Pregnancy Laughs: Ways my Toddler & I are Too Much Alike

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As I sat with my toddler during the witching hour (4pm in our house), sleep deprived, overly tired, and getting "hangry," I noticed my toddler and I are more alike right now than ever....
What Moms Really Need

What Moms Really Need

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Last week, I went shopping with my two-year-old daughter at a department store. I had a few gifts to pick out for an upcoming baby shower. My daughter had been great while shopping; she...

Simple Ways to Give Back This Year

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With the season of gratitude and spreading cheer behind us, we're now faced with the month of “new year, new me.” With all this positive energy we've carried over from the holidays, most of...
Is It Really OK_ Working Out During Pregnancy

Is It Really OK? Working Out During Pregnancy {Your Questions Answered!}

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Although studies disprove the old wives' tale, many women still fear working out when pregnant or even when trying to become pregnant. Instantly, we start that #momlife and put our health second. It’s easy...

Lost Art of Calling Home

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When I was around eighteen-years-old, I bought a book that inspired me. It was focused on a young woman’s love for herself (mind, body, and soul). As I prepared to leave my parents' home...
Mom Needs a Break Recharging Through Fitness

Mom Needs a Break: Recharging Through Fitness

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I have always enjoyed fitness. Since I was a preteen, I embarrassingly enjoyed working out to 1980's VHS tapes. Over the years, I upped my fitness routine to include more weighted exercises and more...

Diastasis Recti: Do You Have It?

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You may already know this, but your abs naturally expand and separate when you are pregnant. Makes sense right? After birth, some women are left with a condition called diastasis recti, where the abdominal separation...

A Night Out at The Chattanoogan

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Inside The Chattanoogan, you can find The Foundry and the Broad Street Grille. If you’re local, you are probably familiar with the luxury hotel and its upscale bar and restaurant, which is open throughout...

Gold’s Gym: Postpartum Workout for a Stronger Core

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This past week, I sat down with Gold's Gym to talk about the best exercises for postpartum moms, and for us moms who are still trying to loose the baby weight years later! I met...