I’m Shannon Brescher Shea. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a writer. More recently, I became a mom. I spend a lot of my time being thrilled by and worried about my two kids, nicknamed Sprout (3 1/2 years) and Little Bird (11 months). My husband Chris and I live in the Washington D.C. suburbs, where we are trying our best to raise our sons to be as awesome as we think they are already.
We love to get outside, go on “family field trips,” engage in positive parenting, read, teach kindness, and encourage exploration. I also write about social issues (including politics), how motherhood is shaping my own path to growing up, and children’s literature.
The blog’s name is from the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. In addition to being my husband’s favorite book as a child, I’ve found that it has incredible resonance for me as a parent. We love it so much that we dressed as the characters from it last Halloween!
Previously, I wrote the blog Will Bike for Change (or Pie!), which focused on bicycling and sustainable food. I’ve also written for Parent.co, Huffington Post, The Good Mother Project, the Children and Nature Network, Rants from Mommyland, Greater Greater Washington, Simplicity Parenting, the New York State Conservationist, and Adirondack Sports and Fitness. For my day job, I’m a science communicator in the federal government.
The cartoon version of Sprout and I was drawn by the fantastic Viga. Contact me at willbikeforchange@gmail dot com. Although I do not write sponsored posts, I do welcome pitches for guest posts and invitations to guest post on your blog.