Sarah del Rio is a comedy writer whose award-winning humor blog est. 1975 brings snark, levity, and perspective to the ladies of Generation X.
Despite being a corporate refugee with absolutely no formal training in English, journalism, or writing of any kind, Sarah manages to earn her daily bread as a freelance writer and editor. She has also contributed to several anthologies, including I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone, the latest installment in the national-bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series.
Sarah’s blog est. 1975 has won several awards, including Funniest Blog in The Indie Chicks 2014 Badass Blog Awards. She contributes regularly to BLUNTMoms and has made frequent appearances on The Huffington Post Best Parenting Tweets of the Week List. She has also been featured on Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, In the Powder Room, and the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. You can also follow Sarah on her blog est. 1975 on Facebook and Twitter.
Holly Rust is a native Texan but is currently living (and freezing) in the great city of Chicago with her husband, two sons and a Chihuahua. Aside from chasing around two lunatic toddlers all day, she is a professional writer and business consultant. She is the Co-Founder of the popular humor blog, Mother’s Guide To Sanity, which has been featured on The TODAY Show blog. She is also a regular contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Dot Complicated and The TODAY Parenting Team. You can find her essays published in several anthologies, too! Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Twitter – but no judging.
Kathryn Leehane is a writer, humorist, and storyteller. She’s penned essays ranging from ridiculously silly to heartbreakingly serious that have been featured on sites such as BLUNTMoms, Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, The Huffington Post, and Scary Mommy. She is also the voice behind the humor blog, Foxy Wine Pocket, where she shares twisted (and only sometimes exaggerated and inappropriate) stories about life as a mother, wife, friend, and wine-drinker. She is a contributing author to several anthologies and is at work on her first manuscript—a memoir about loss and survival. In her down time, she inhales books, bacon, and Oregon Pinot Noir, and her interests include over-sharing, Jason Bateman, and crashing high school reunions. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
Jill Robbins is a wannabe wine snob, and sometimes runner, from San Antonio, Texas. She has a degree in social psychology which has so far been unhelpful in understanding the behavior of her husband and three children. She writes about adoption, motherhood and midlife on her blog, Ripped Jeans and Bifocals. Jill is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Blunt Moms, Babble, and Mamalode. She’s also been published in The Washington Post’s On Parenting and is a proud member of the 2015 cast of Listen to Your Mother, Austin. Her work has also been featured on Scary Mommy, Mamapedia Voices, In the Powder Room, SheKnows Parenting, Midlife Boulevard, Beyond Your Blog and other places around the internet. Her print publications include the December 2014 issue of Mamalode and three upcoming anthologies about motherhood. She someday hopes to write the books that are living in her head. You can follow Jill on Facebook and Twitter.
Kristine Laco writes a blog called Mum Revised and has been successfully keeping two children and a dog alive in Toronto for quite some time. Kristine shares the stories we all have with a splash of sarcasm, a pinch of bitch and a ton of wine. She takes selfies at the gynecologist’s office, makes Taco Tuesday her gospel and knows that reality TV is real folks. Her middle finger is her favourite and she lives by the motto that if you are not yelling at your kids, you are not spending enough time with them. You can also find Kristine at BLUNTmoms, in an upcoming anthology How To Survive Tantrums and Babysitters or on the couch hogging the remote. You can find Kristine on Facebook and Twitter.
Jess Kapp is a writer and geologist, living in Tucson, Arizona with her mountain man husband and two precocious sons. She is the associate department head of the department of geosciences at the University of Arizona, where she is also a senior lecturer, teaching introductory geology to hundreds of less than impressed non-science majors. She writes a blog about everything from women in science to motherhood to the manifestation of her midlife crisis on her website jesskapp.com. She has written a soon-to-be published memoir, The Making of a Mountain Woman, about her transformation from sheltered suburban girl to bona fide adventurer while roughing it in the middle of nowhere, Tibet. Her writing passion is short stories that explore all the wonder, woe, and weirdness of midlife, one of which won the Society of Southwestern Authors writing contest in 2014. She also blogs for the Huffington Post. You can follow Jess Kapp on Facebook and Twitter (@jess_kapp).
Andrea Mulder-Slater is a writer and artist living in Canada’s East Coast with her artist husband, imaginative daughter, and folk artist mother. In a former life, Andrea was a public art gallery educator by day and a rock ‘n roll journalist by night. These days, she splits her time between writing the No, Really humour blog: No, Really, running an art studio, sharing art lessons on KinderArt.com, and blogging about creativity for YummyMummyClub.ca. Her stories have also been featured on Today’s Parent online. In her spare time, Andrea builds small suspension bridges and leaps tall buildings in a single bound. She sleeps far less than she should and has way too much useless information in her head – if only she could access it. You can follow Andrea on Facebook and Twitter.
Olga Mecking is a writer and translator. Originally from Poland, Olga lives in the Netherlands with her German husband and three trilingual children. Her blog, The European Mama is all about living abroad, parenting and travelling. Olga also enjoys sharing her recipes there. She is the editor of “Dutched Up”, an anthology of essays about living in the Netherlands as an expat women. She regularly contributes to BLUNTmoms, World Moms Blog and Multicultural Kid Blogs. Her writings have been published on Scary Mommy, The Huffington Post and Mamalode. When not blogging or thinking about blogging, Olga can be found reading, drinking tea… and reading some more.
Lisa is the author behind the blog Canadian Expat Mom. Five years ago she and her husband swapped their home in Canada for an apartment in Paris. Now living in the South of France with their two French-born daughters, life has become beautiful chaos. When her family isn’t in the land of wine and cheese, they can be found exploring the globe with far too much luggage. Lisa is currently working on her first book about her adventures in France. You can also find her telling stories about life at Canadian Expat Mom, on The Huffington Post and BLUNTmoms.
Once upon a time, Susanne Kerns was a Senior Account Director at an advertising agency working for two of the top brands in the world. Nine years ago she traded in her corporate life for a life as a stay at home mom, raising two of the best kids in the world. She started her blog, The Dusty Parachute as a way to dust off her online advertising skills and begin her job search. Instead, she now uses it as a way to spend lots of time on the computer so her kids think that mommy has a job. Susanne’s essays have been featured in Scary Mommy, BonBon Break and Redbook and she is also a contributor in the upcoming book, It’s Really 10 Months, Special Delivery. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Kim McDonald is on a mission to share the good, the bad, and the ugly side of parenting. She is a wine loving, sarcasm throwing Canadian mom who writes at Two Bugs and a Blog, works at a job she loves but hours she hates and sometimes even spends time with her kids. Even if it means having a dinner of crackers and cheese with ham on the side. Kim has been known to release her inner beast when discussion topics, she never knew mattered until becoming a parent, are shoved in her face. You can often find her at the playground parenting from afar while keeping up to date on all the latest celebrity family gossip and still keeping track of her loving, handsome but somewhat dim-witted husband and still catching her daredevils while they superman off the slide. You can also find her cheering on her Flames while keeping her Habs-crazed husband from brainwashing their kids. She has written for Blunt Moms, Parentdish, and Urban Infant. Her greatest goal, when becoming an incredibly part time blogger, was to one day be published. Mission accomplished! Next, she’s off to figure out how to get her kids to actually take her seriously when she tells them that the sleep monster will come and eat them if they don’t go to sleep and let Mommy watch Netflix in peace. Some things are harder than others. Follow Kim on Facebook.
Lisa lives in PEI, Canada with her husband and two boys. She blogs regularly at Momologues-Soliloquies on poop, barf and postpartum depression. Her stories have been featured on Blunt Moms, Mom Babble, What the Flicka?, Mommikin and Mamalode. She’s also a regular contributor to G! Magazine. When Lisa’s not blogging and mothering, she teaches music at a local public school. She is also part of a group of women lobbying government for better resources for women with postpartum depression in her province. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter: @elsiekarmadi.
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