Hello, I'm Mikayla!
Mama Shocks is a Los Angeles native who lives with her husband, Adrian and two daughters, Ayda and Luca. She began her blog by way of sharing her experiences as a college student, attempting to stay on track when caught by surprise by her unexpected pregnancy. Today her blog is dedicated to continuing to share her experiences of navigating through adulthood, while finding the balance between being a wife, mom of two, and a young, twenty-something-year-old.
Raw, Real, + Relatable is a term coined by this blog, as Mikayla has a way of connecting with her readers of all ages with her honesty and transparency.
What do you and Adrian do for work?
I work from home for a start-up tech company. As many of you know, I recently quit my full-time office job, to take on this opportunity that was presented to me by a family-friend, who also works for the company. My hope is to continue to grow my social media presence so that I can transition into this full-time.
Do we want more kids?
POSSIBLY! I love the age gap that Ayda and Luca have, so maybe in a couple of years. If you ask Adrian, it's a hard no, lol.
Did you guys go to college?
Yes! I graduated from University of San Francisco with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 2016. Adrian graduated from Azusa Pacific Univeristy with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, and is currently enrolled in his MBA program, getting his Master's degree. His expected graduation date is December of 2019.
How did you and Adrian meet and how long have you been together?
When I committed to going to USF as a transfer student, I was told about this app that you can go on to meet new people who were going to be going to the same school. I went on the app and there was a thread full of everyone's Instagram/Twitter handles. I found and followed Adrian on both Instagram and Twitter. After a few days of liking each other's pictures back and forth on IG, I slid into his DM's on Twitter and told him to text me. The rest is history! Romantic, eh?
What are your girls' names and how did you come up with them?
Where are you and Adrian from and where do you live now?
I am from the suburbs of Los Angeles, and he is from the suburbs of Seatlle. We both currently live in Los Angeles.