Hi, I’m Shannon Viertel.
I’m a busy Mamma of three active little boys. We live in Brisbane, Australia. I’m a qualified Early Childhood Teacher and a massive advocate for play based learning. We aim to live a pretty minimalist lifestyle, spending most of our time outdoors.
I have a pretty high dependence on coffee and social media. When I get rare opportunities to have time alone I enjoy reading, listening to chilled out music ,drinking wine and binge watching shows on Netflix.
After the birth of my third son I developed Post Natal Depression. The silver lining from this experience was that I discovered a love for writing and sharing my voice about Motherhood. I published my first children’s book in 2016 titled Mamma has a Black dog.
You can see a preview of my book (HERE). The book was written to help explain Depression to young children if they have a parent affected.
Nurture Mamma is my new baby. The new baby that doesn’t need to be breastfed and doesn't cry when I leave the room. I want this blog to remind mothers that their spiritual, emotional, social and physical needs are worth making time for.