Shannon Day

Shannon Day

Freelance Writer, Teacher, Author


Parenting, Lifestyle, Women's Health


University of Ottawa, D'Youville College, Yorkville University


Do you ever feel like you're hanging on the edge of parenthood's cliff with nothing but a partnerless sock to cling to? Well, you are not alone. We are all in this together—each one of us a work in progress.

— Shannon Day


Shannon Day is co-author of Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?! This mom of three is surviving and (dare she say, without jinxing herself) ever-so-occasionally thriving. Her secret to this loosely defined version of parenting success? Laughter. Lots of laughs. But most importantly, breaks. This includes literal breaks that involve a couch and a freshly re-warmed coffee from the microwave along with emotional breaks, like the ones you give yourself when the parenting-ball gets dropped.


Shannon has a BA in Communications/English from the University of Ottawa, a Secondary Teaching Certification from D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York, and a CELTA certificate from MC Academy in Manchester, UK.

She is presently working toward a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University in Canada.

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