So excited to be off to St. Louis today for our first 2012 Bloggy Boot Camp!

And to celebrate, we are featuring a fabulous blogger. We hope you’ll find here as inspiring as we do.

Meet Shannon of MyNewFavoriteDay

{Is that picture gorgeous or what?

My name is Shannon Pruitt and after being in a bit of a self-imposed emotional isolation for about 18 months after the very premature birth of our precious twins Q and E and E’s diagnosis as Special Needs, 12 months ago an ordinary moment in our living room became ‘extra’-ordinary. In that moment, it occurred to me that perhaps sharing our stories of hope and inspiration could help and motivate others going through similar circumstances. So that night, with my nerves on fire, I created my first post for ‘MyNewFavoriteDay,’ and what became immediately clear is that my emotions and feelings were not unique to me or our circumstances, but rather permeated all of your personal experiences through your relationships and situations with parents, conception, siblings, IVF, prematurity, parenting, children, special needs, terminal illness, and everyday stress. As a global community we are all united by common emotions of love, fear, hope, faith, sadness, happiness, strength, and joy and most importantly, we are all doing the best we can, how we can. We all need one another and if we can remember to find the little nuggets of inspiration and motivation we can try to make each day ‘anewfavoriteday.’


You’ll love these:

Humility, Advocacy and the Greatest Love
{Now THAT’S a Title}

Dink the Wine, Wear the Louboutins, and Remember That Today is Special

Before I was a Mother, I was a Daughter


  1. HAPPY SITS DAY! You seem like a very motivated mommy and inspirational writer! Cheers to your SITS day and much success to your blog. I know you are reaching and connecting to so many parents who need to know that they are not alone! Heading over to your blog!
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  2. Wow this sounds like a very inspirational blog and I can’t wait to read it.

    Laura x
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  3. Heading over now :)
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  4. Happy belated SITS Day! Off to say hi on your blog now. Cheers!
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  5. Happy sits day! =D
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  6. Happy SITS Day!
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  7. Happy Sitsday. Your story is inspiring, and I’m thrilled to be heading over to your blog right now.
    Jessie A. @parentingisabig recently posted..It ain’t all roses and peaches n’cream and such

  8. Happy SITS day!
    (off to read your posts)
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  9. Congratulations! You have such a wonderful family, well deserved feature!
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  10. Sounds like an interesting and inspiring blog to read. I can’t wait to check it out.
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  11. Happy SITS Day! I can’t wait to check out your blog! I’m glad you decided to let the rest of us share in your experiences. I look forward to getting to know you through your writing!
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  12. Great blog, amazing circumstances. I’m so glad I checked in today – even if I’m a bit late!
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  13. Wonderful inspirational story. That’s the beauty of blogging. Our stories are timeless and it’s amazing to see people overcome challenges. It’s the human soul being resilient we all love to see.

  14. looking forward to reading more I felt scared when my son was born 4 weeks early thankfully all was well but I am sure reading how another person dealt with a similar situation would have made all the difference. off to read.
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  15. Beatiful pic! I love what you said about making a new favorite day… Happy SITS day!
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  16. Wow! happy SITS day!
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  17. On my way!
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  18. Happy SITS Day!
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  19. Happy SITS Day! Heading over … :)
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  20. Happy SITS Day!!
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  21. Just another of my kids. The hairy one.
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  22. What a fantastic sentiment and blog title! Very uplifting!!
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  23. What a beautiful name for a blog!

    I am having a money discussion over on my blog, and I would love to hear how other women handle this ofter hush hush topic! Stop by!
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  24. This looks like a wonderful blog! Goin’ on over now…
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  25. Happy SITS day!
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  26. i know this is going to be just the inspiration i need today!!!
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  27. At times, I find people try to separate themselves from others through their differences, however, to your point, even if we are in different circumstances, we are all united by common emotions. Spot on sentiment. Beautiful blog. Happy SITS day!
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  28. Happy SITS day! Way to break out of the isolation and discover how really not-alone you actually are. :)
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  29. Happy SITS Day!
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  30. I love the blog name! Beautiful thought. Can’t wait to check out the blog!
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  31. Happy SITS day Shannon!
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  32. Happy SITS day! Today I blogged about a button tree canvas that is perfect for the sewing room! Come see me and happy Thursday:)!
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  33. Happy SITS Day! ;)
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