G'Day, I'm Shannon.
There’s only one rule here: No Dickheads.
Umm, why’d you write a parenting book?
When I had my first baby, I had no bloody idea what I was doing. I was overwhelmed with conflicting advice — it felt like no matter what I did, some bozo was going to judge me. But after a while, I realised: we’re all trying our best. And we won’t all raise children the same way — everyone has different values so there is no one size fits all approach to parenting. There are so many different ways to get it right!
So, I wrote the book I wish I’d had: Parenting for Legends was a chance to make parents feel GOOD: less alone; encouraged; hopeful. I hope you love it.
Diets? Fuck off.
Nutrition matters and eating well is so important. But let me be clear: I’m anti-diet. The reason? Because every body is different so there can’t be one single solution that suits everyone. Some bodies thrive on meat and vegetables. Some thrive on tofu and fruit. And some thrive on semen and amphetamines. We are all different. Rather than committing to a stringent regime, I think the secret lies in finding what works for you — finding a lifestyle you can sustain and enjoy and kick arse on.