“Life. In all its mundane majesty.”
Hi. my name is Shauna. It took me a while to submit this because, well, as flattered as I was, I really didn’t understand why I was nominated.
My life wouldn’t make the headlines. my extraordinary lies in the 3 pairs of eyes that look to me each day and call me mama.
I can’t recall a time in my life where being a ma wasn’t on the forefront of my mind. I have always been consumed by motherhood and now that I’m in it, I’m often consumed by all the ways I find myself falling short.
My writing is my personal therapy that predominately began after my first pregnancy led to a miscarriage. when I am vulnerable enough to share my most recent shortcomings in motherhood, I am always in awe of the messages of relief and support that I receive from other mamas.
I’m sentimental to a fault, and use my Instagram @dayswiththem as a way to document the mundane moments, as somehow I know- they are what I’ll crave to relive most. I truly feel the everyday thick of chaos is where the magic of this life lies.
Even if I have to lock myself in the bathroom for a breather first before picking it up.
My strength: my vulnerability and sentimentality.