The Project

The Editors

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Jessica Smock

of School of Smock
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Jessica is a writer, educator, former teacher, researcher, and mom to a toddler son. She earned her doctorate in education from Boston University last spring and graduated from Wesleyan University. She writes about parenting, education, and books at her blog School of Smock and at the Huffington Post.
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Stephanie Sprenger

of Mommy, For Real
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Stephanie is a freelance writer, music therapist, and mother of two young daughters. She writes about the imperfect reality of life with kids at her blog, Mommy, for Real. Her work has been featured on various websites, including Mamalode, In the Powder Room, BlogHer, and Scary Mommy. Stephanie performed in the Denver production of Listen To Your Mother in May 2013.

The Contributors

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Jill Smokler

Foreword
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Jill Smokler is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of A Scary Mommy (April 2012) and Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies) (April 2013) as well as the owner all things Scary Mommy. Jill’s website averages over 6 million page views a month, and her Twitter feed and Facebook page entertain over 435,000 people daily. Her children remain highly unimpressed.
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Shasta Nelson

"Frientimacy"
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Shasta Nelson, M.Div., is the Founder of GirlFriendCircles.com, a women’s friendship matching site in 35 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Her spirited and soulful voice for strong female relationships can be found in her book Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends. She also writes at ShastasFriendshipBlog.com and in the Huffington Post, speaks across the country, and is a friendship expert in the media appearing on such shows as Katie Couric and the Today Show.
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Carlin Flora

"The Power of Friendfluence"
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Carlin Flora is the author of Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are. A former editor at Psychology Today magazine, she has written for Discover, Scientific American, Glamour, Women's Health, and Time.com, among other publications. She has also appeared as a guest expert on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20 and Fox and Friends.
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Alexa Bigwarfe

"Birds of a Feather Flock Together"
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Alexa Bigwarfe is the mother of four beautiful children, three on earth and one in Heaven. She blogs as "Kat Biggie" at “No Holding Back” which was started primarily as an outlet for her grief after the loss of one of her twin daughters. Alexa’s goal is to bring more awareness to Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) and provide hope to other grieving mothers. Her blog also chronicles her adventures as a stay at home mom. Alexa is a wife, mother, writer, advocate, and sometimes political activist. She recently published a book for grieving mothers entitled Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother.
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Alexandra Rosas

"On Feeling Lonely"
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Alexandra is a first generation American who writes humor and cultural memoir for several websites. She was BlogHer Voice of the Year in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and was named a Babble top 100 Mom Blogger. Alexandra proudly presents with the award winning national live storytellers tour TheMoth.
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Alisa Brownlow

"The Way It Was"
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Alisa was born and raised in Texas. After graduating from The University of Southern California, she worked in the film industry until she couldn't take it anymore. She then went to law school at the University of Texas. She lives in Houston with her husband and two children, practicing law and writing fiction.
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Allison Carter

"Ping! How Social Media Saved My Friendship"
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Allison is a freelance writer who lives in Chapel Hill, NC. She blogs at Go Dansker Mom, but also spends a lot of her time managing a local parents' guide, Mom in Chapel Hill. She and her husband have a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old boy so she spends a lot of time yelling, frantically, "BAD IDEA." She wouldn't have it any other way.
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Allison Slater Tate

"To My Dear Friend on the Occasion of Her First Pregnancy"
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Allison Slater Tate is a writer and a mother of four children. She received her undergraduate degree in English and American Studies from Princeton University and enjoyed a career in film and television before deciding to embark on the grand adventure of motherhood (mostly) full time. She writes regularly at http://allisonslatertate.com and various other websites, most notably The Huffington Post and Brain, Child.
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Anne-Marie Lindsey

"Friend Breakup"
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Anne-Marie is the author of the popular personal blog, Do Not Faint, as well as the blog of the same name for Psychology Today. She also guest posts at parenting blog Fit for Moms, The Fearless Formula Feeder, and the Feminist Breeder Resource site. Anne-Marie’s writing is driven by her desire to chronicle her journey through planning a pregnancy, pregnancy itself and, finally, motherhood, in the face of a life-long struggle with severe anxiety and depression. In addition to mothering and writing, she has recently added a third career; inspired by her own empowering birthing experience, she has begun working towards her certification as a HypnoBirthing® Instructor. Anne-Marie hopes to write a memoir to reach even more women who have struggled to advocate for themselves while facing mental health challenges.
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Carinn Jade

"An Unlikely Friend"
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Carinn Jade is a lawyer, yoga teacher, mother of two, and freelance writer/blogger. Her parenting essays have been published online at the New York Times Motherlode, Mommyish and MoonFrye. Carinn hates writing about herself in the third person, but wanted to tell you she loves beer (not wine) and tea (not coffee) and being a contrarian (sometimes).
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Carisa Miller

"Leslie and Me"
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Carisa Miller is a sarcasm wielding, cherub lugging, cheese devouring nut job writer. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her astonishingly patient husband, two fireball daughters, and an ill- tempered cat. Her haphazard adventures in baby raising, gardening, crafting, cooking and everything else are strewn across her website, Do You Read Me?, where serious undertones and actual information may occasionally appear amid one-liners and run-on sentences.
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Christine Woodruff

"A Dog, Two Families, and Amy"
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Christine is a woman who refuses to make solid plans in her life, but does whatever comes her way. As a result, she's taught just about every grade, decorated cakes, owned a photography business, given birth to six children, and bought a 140 year old house that happened to come with a small farm. She is fortunate to have married a man who is responsible and sets goals so she doesn't have to. You will often find her either driving their 12-passenger van around town or disposing of the dead animals that frequently litter her property. She writes about all of her family's shenanigans at A Fly On Our (Chicken Coop) Wall.
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Dana Hemelt

"A Friendship Mourned"
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Dana is using her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology to stay at home and raise two brilliant and well adjusted children. She's the next great novelist, stand-up comic, fashionista, and interior decorator all trapped in the body and life of a suburban mom. And least that's how she's sees it in her head. You can find her writing about a little bit of everything at her blog, Kiss my List.
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Dana Schwartz

"My Momtourage"
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Dana Schwartz is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, two kids, and several neglected cats. When she’s not messing around with gluten free recipes or chasing after her kids, she’s busy writing short stories and dreaming about a novel.
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Dani Ryan

"How Motherhood Changes Friendships"
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Dani Ryan is a stay-at-home mom who likes to make people laugh by sharing funny stories about her functionally dysfunctional life, both before and after she became a parent. It keeps her from opening the wine at 9 am. Sometimes. Her humor blog, Cloudy, With a Chance of Wine, was selected as one of the three 2013 Funny Blogs to Watch by Circle of Moms, and she was a contributing author to the best-selling anthology, I Just Want to Pee Alone. When she's not reading Dora the Explorer books, Dani can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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Deborah Quinn

"Mixer, Memento"
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Deborah Quinn has been writing mannahattamamma.com since 2008, when she was a working mom living in New York with three boys (two sons and a husband). In 2011, she moved with all three boys—plus assorted books, legos, dvds, soccer balls, and electronic gadgets—to Abu Dhabi, in the UAE. She is a literature professor and writer—when she’s not driving one of her children to soccer practice; she’s thinking of getting a professional chauffeur’s licenses. She has published numerous scholarly articles and monographs; other work has appeared in Mothers of Opinion, edited by Joanne Bamberger (aka Pundit Mom), and You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth, edited by Leslie Marinelli (aka The Bearded Iris). She writes a bi-weekly column for The National, the English-language newspaper of the UAE.
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Debra Cole

"The Transoceanic Gift"
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Debra Cole is freelance writer and blogger specializing in parenting, health & wellness and lifestyle content. She blogs regularly at Urban Moo Cow, where she offers thoughtful analysis on issues facing parents today, with a side of humor. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter (@UrbanMooCow), Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn as well as in Brooklyn where she lives with a patient husband, an impatient toddler and a neurotic corgi.
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Dresden Shumaker

"Best Friends"
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Dresden Shumaker chronicles her adventures in single parenting on CreatingMotherhood.com. For the last few years she has worked in new media for a tech startup in Philadelphia, as a web designer, as a graphic artist, and as a freelance writer. She covers entertainment news for Babble.com and is a contributor to Kids in the House. Dresden’s writing has been featured or syndicated in The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, AimingLow, Parenting, Type-A Parent, and BlogHer.
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Elizabeth Aguerre

"The More, The Merrier"
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Elizabeth Suarez Aguerre is a teacher, writer, blogger, mommy, wife, and beach bum. She is the published author of 9 educational books, and bluntly expresses her very passionate opinions on her blog, www.but-then-i-had-kids.blogspot.com, which she started in 2009 in an attempt to survive the early days of new motherhood.
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Elura Nanos

"Marissa"
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Elura is the owner of Lawyer Up, a unique company that helps law students kick ass in law school, and helps everyone else understand what exactly the law means. She's the author of three books, including "How To Talk To Your Lawyer" and the "Why Don't They Just Say That?: From Legalese to English" series. Most recently, Elura has brought her signature sass and style to the small screen, starring in the reality television series, "Staten Island Law" on the Oprah Winfrey Network ("OWN"). Elura lives with her very patient husband and two snuggly kids in New Jersey.
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Emily Tedeschi

"From Natural Disaster to the Mall: A Tale of Working Friendship"
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Emily Merowitz Tedeschi writes about failed cooking experiments and triumphs on her blog, Yes, But Can I put Cheese on it? A Massachusetts transplant to the Jersey Shore, she has worked in fundraising her entire career, with a small break to get a master’s degree in English from Brown University, which has not helped her career one bit but was fun anyway. She has taught remedial English to community college students and always let them out of class way too early. Emily lives with her extremely patient husband and her son in a small town where you can hear roosters crowing in the morning.
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Erica Heller

"The Miles Between Us"
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Erica Heller is the lucky and exhausted mom of two preschoolers and wife of an amazing husband and father. She writes professionally as an urban planning consultant but has never penned a personal blog before. She was greatly honored as the subject of an essay Stephanie Sprenger wrote to kick off HerStories. The series got her thinking about the importance of women friends in her life, and she was oddly compelled to contribute a story exploring one of the more painful elements of female friendship: the very deep grief we can feel if a valued friend ends an important relationship.
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Galit Breen

"Five Letters"
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Galit Breen is a Minnesota writer. On any given day she can be found juggling three kids, one husband, one puggle, and her laptop. Galit is a women’s fiction novelist, has had essays published in several anthologies, is a contributing writer to Soleil Moon Frye’s Moonfrye, The Huffington Post blog, SheKnows’s allParenting, and EverydayFamily, and is the editor of Pens and Paint, a series anthology of children’s poetry and artwork. Galit blogs at These Little Waves and may or may not work for dark chocolate.
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Hollie Deline

"Friends are the Family We Choose For Ourselves: My Sole Sisters"
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Hollie is a former computer programmer for Best Friends Animal Society and a current stay-at-home mom. Her hobbies include taking photos of her son and two cats, and occasionally of nature when she is allowed out of the house. She enjoys cooking when she doesn’t have a toddler hanging on her leg and sometimes when she does, and she loves to belly dance, which she could not manage without her incredibly supportive husband.
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Jamie Krug

"World's Best Mom?"
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Jamie Krug is a writer and a stay-at-home-mom with a full-time job as the CMO (Chief Medical Officer) of her family. Her writing tells the story of her family’s struggles and triumphs in the wake of the devastating and still largely misunderstood rare diagnosis her son received at birth. She prides (embarrasses?) herself on stating out loud what other women may feel but wouldn’t dare say… Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, AOL, Dot Complicated, and a variety of other publications.
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Jean Heffernan

"Even at 2 a.m."
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Jean writes at Mama, Schmama but spends most of her time chasing around her two beautiful, feisty children. She recently resigned from a career in elementary education to stay at home with them. She’s hoping not to turn her new home into a classroom while she recovers from teaching.
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Jen Mitchell

"Making New Mom Friends"
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The doctor said, "I see two babies and something else" to which I replied, "Please God, let it be a tumor" and that how I found out I was going to be the mom of triplets plus their big brother. Often times, I feel buried in children and to cope with that... I tell the stories from under the pile.
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Jennifer Hicks

"I Get By With a Little Help from my Friends"
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Jennifer is a mom of a teen and tween, a wife, cat wrangler, and snarky goofball. She has spent some of her years as a stay-at-home mom and others in the classroom as a high school teacher. She writes about the good, the bad, the ugly and, sometimes, the very funny at Real Life Parenting (www.reallifeparentingblog.com). She has contributed to Parents Space (www.parents-space.com) and was selected for the Top 13 in Blogger Idol 2013
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Jennifer Swartvagher

"Friendship: High School Edition"
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Jennifer Swartvagher is an author, freelance writer, social media specialist, and blogger. She is best known for her blog, Beyond The Crib, and its corresponding Facebook and Twitter pages. She is also a regular contributor to Today's Mama and has been published in Mamalode and Hudson Valley Parent Magazine. Jennifer lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley with her husband and eight kids.
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Jessica Null Vealitzek

"How to Ask Ignorant Questions of a Black Person"
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Jessica Null Vealitzek was born and raised near Chicago, where she still lives with her husband and two children. Her debut novel, The Rooms Are Filled, will be published in 2014 by She Writes Press. She can be found online at True STORIES.
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Julie Burton

"You and Me"
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Julie is an experienced writer and blogger specializing in any and all aspects of parenting, relationships and finding balance. She is a wife and mother of four children ranging in age from 9 to 19, and soon-to-be author of a self-care book for mothers. Julie passionately brings together her love for writing, parenting, relationships, fitness and community service in hopes of inspiring people to live, love and parent with vigor and authenticity. She lives in Minnetonka, MN, with her husband of 20 years and her children.
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Julie DeNeen

"Friendships Form in the Unlikeliest of Places"
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Julie DeNeen is a full time freelance writer and blogger. She authors a popular personal blog called Julie DeNeen 2.0, and also runs a successful blog consulting business at Fabulous Blogging.
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Kate Hall

"My Sister, My Friend"
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Kate Hall is a stay-at-home, home-schooling mom with one husband, Steve, and three children, all adopted from China (not the husband). When she’s not answering bizarre questions or wiping poop off the walls you can find her at her blog, where she strives to write laugh-out-loud humor infused with authenticity. www.CanIGetAnotherBottleofWhine.com.
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Kathy Radigan

"United Federation of Moms"
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Kathy Radigan is a writer, blogger, social media addict, mom to three, wife to one, and owner of a possessed appliance. She posts a weekly essay each Sunday on her blog, My Dishwasher's Possessed! The blog was started in the fall of 2010 after many doctors, teachers, and friends suggested that life with three children with a variety of learning issues, including her daughter with extensive special needs, might be of interest. Kathy co-founded the online magazine Bonbon Break and is very honored to have an essay in the new anthology, Sunshine after the Storm. She lives outside of New York City with her family and still finds it hysterical that the woman who didn't even have an e-mail address three years ago is now fully immersed in the online world. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +.
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Katia Bishops

"Friendship Karma"
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Katia began writing when she went on her second maternity leave. Her blog IAMTHEMILK started as a humour mommy blog, but then assumed a life of its own covering many topics which often caught the blog's author by surprise. Katia also writes about job searching for Oh Baby Magazine as well as on pop culture and motherhood for MamaPop and Queen Latifah.com. Some of Katia's proudest achievements since starting the blog in September 2012 include being named a BlogHer Voice of The Year 2013 and a Toronto Top 30 Mommy Blogger.
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Kimberly Bither

"Vulnerable and Open to a New Life"
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Kimberly Bither is an Entrepreneur, Health & Fitness Professional, Nutritionist, Teacher, and Writer. She is currently in the process of opening a new health and fitness club for women. She has been blogging since 2006 at www.KimberlyFitness.com and www.KimberlyBither.com, has been a featured blogger for Livestrong.com, DoleNutrition.com, Mint.com, among others, and was a “Featured Fitness Professional” in American Fitness Magazine in 2009. She lives in Massachusetts with her two children.
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Kelcey Kintner

"When Friendships Get Real"
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Kelcey Kintner has worked in the White House, been a TV reporter and earned a journalism degree from Columbia University. But nothing has ever kicked her bum like motherhood. She is the mother of five young children and drives a gold minivan because she can’t fit them all on a Vespa. She writes at The Mama Bird Diaries, a humor parenting blog and various other places but secretly longs to be an Olympic ice skater. You can follow her on Twitter @mamabirddiaries.
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Kristi Campbell

"How I Became a Bad Friend"
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Kristi Rieger Campbell is a semi-lapsed career woman with about eighteen years of marketing experience in a variety of national and global technology companies. More recently, she was a co-host on a hilarious (and under-funded) weekly radio show. Once her son was born, she became the mom who almost always leaves the house in either flip-flops or Uggs, depending on the weather. While she does work part-time, her passion is writing and drawing really stupid-looking pictures for her blog Finding Ninee. Finding Ninee (pronounced nine-ee for her son’s pronunciation of the word airplane) started due to a memoir, abandoned when Kristi read that a publisher would rather shave a cat than read another. Its primary focus is to find and provide humor and support in a “Middle World”; one where the autism spectrum exists but a diagnosis does not.
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Kristin Alexander

"On Girlfriends and Playdates"
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A native of Richmond, Virginia, Kristin Alexander is a recovering city girl now living a decidedly more rural life in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle – or as she likes to spin it, the far western suburbs of D.C. Kristin was selected as one of BlogHer’s 2013 Voices of the Year in the Humor category and proudly took part in the 2013 cast of Listen to Your Mother D.C. She has also contributed to online publications RichmondMom.com and In the Powder Room, and was published in the 2012 anthology A Very Virginia Christmas: Stories and Traditions (Parke Press).
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Lauren Apfel

"A Child-Less Party with a Child-Free Friend"
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Lauren Apfel is originally from New York, but now lives in Glasgow, Scotland thanks to the Brit she married. A published classicist turned stay-at-home mom of four (including twins), Lauren thinks less about the Greeks these days and more about parenting, the tragedy and comedy alike. She writes regularly at www.omnimom.net and is a contributing blogger for Brain, Child Magazine.
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Lindsey Mead

"A Friendship Forged in the Crucible"
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Lindsey Mead is a mother, writer, and financial services professional who lives outside of Boston with her husband, daughter, and son. Her writing has been published and anthologized in a variety of print and online sources including the Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Literary Mama, the Princeton Alumni Weekly, and Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career, and the Conflict of Modern Motherhood.
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Monica Sakala

"The Wired Momma Guide To Making Friends as an Adult"
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After a dozen years working in public affairs in Washington DC, Monica stepped away in 2008 to stay home with her two young daughters. One day she realized it's possible she suffers from Stockholm Syndrome and turned to Google to confirm life with a toddler is, in fact, a form of torture under the Geneva Convention. She found the only way to escape the brutal reality of living under a toddler regime was a blog, and so Wired Momma was born. Monica also runs her own consulting company, SOMA Strategies, helping clients develop social media campaigns.
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Nicole Dash

"How Do We Make Friends as Adults?"
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Nicole Dash is a writer, blogger and business owner who lives in the suburbs outside Washington, DC with her husband and four children. She started her career as a journalist and copy editor. She also managed public relations and corporate communications for a national franchise company, but in 2009 started a home-based daycare. In 2012, she began her heartfelt blog, Tiny Steps Mommy, where she writes about family, life, parenting and caring for children. Her newest business venture Connect Authentically, LLC, allows her to help writers and business owners connect with their authentic voice. Nicole is also a Huffington Post Blog Contributor and writes for The DC Moms
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Nina Badzin

"The Case for a Friendship Break"
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Nina Badzin is a contributing writer for Brain, Child Magazine's blog and a freelance writer with work in a variety of websites and anthologies. She blogs at her personal site, www.ninabadzin.com, and lives in Minneapolis with her husband and four children.
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Pam Moore

"Pen Pals"
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Pam dreams of hosting a talk show, writing a book, qualifying for the Boston Marathon, and checking off everything on her To Do list. She blogs about running, mothering, crafting, getting lost and found again (literally, not figuratively), and life with her husband, toddler, and five backyard chickens in Boulder, CO on her blog, Whatevs…
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Rachel Blaufeld

"The Crunch of Friendship as a Mom"
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Rachel Blaufeld is the Founder and Writer behind the blog, Back’nGrooveMom, on the intersection of family centricity and running a business where NO topic is off limits. Originally a personal blog detailing her own adventures of inventing a product and starting a business, Rachel discovered she had a wide audience of moms looking for tips and conversation on remaining relevant while growing a family and a business and/or just wanting to find themselves again when kids became school-age. As a true hybrid between a parenting and a business-savvy blog, Back’nGrooveMom quickly expanded to be highlighted on Modern Mom, and Rachel found herself as an featured blogger on StartUpNation, The Huffington Post, and CorpNet.Com along with being quoted in Fast Company.
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Rose Townsend

"Stronger Than Me"
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Rose Townsend is a stay at home mom with three children and a leader of her local Down syndrome interest group. She has a degree in Elementary Education and a passion for music. She blogs about using her children's interests, nature, music and travel to create meaningful learning experiences for the whole family at naturallyeducated.com.
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Samantha Brinn Merel

"The Final Picture"
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Samantha is a lawyer, runner, writer and pop-culture junkie living in the suburbs of New York City. She drags herself out of bed to run at dawn, does all her writing at work, and spends her nights in front of the TV with her equally television-addicted husband.
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Sarah Rudell Beach

"Yoga Bonding"
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Sarah Rudell Beach is a teacher, wife, and mother to two little ones. She is the creator of Left Brain Buddha, where she explores ideas and practices for mindfulness, and shares the challenges and riches in her journey to live and parent mindfully in a left-brain, analytical life. Her writing has been featured on Tiny Buddha, the Power of Moms, and BlogHer, and she is a contributing author to Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother.In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, and hanging out with her little Buddhas.
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Shannan Ball Younger

"Friends and Divorce"
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Shannan Ball Younger hangs out in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and tween daughter. She blogs about parenting and weathering the hormone hurricane that comes with a tween at Tween Us. She also blogs at Families in the Loop and Chicago Parent and was part of the Listen to Your Mother Chicago 2013 cast. A recovering attorney who works at a small nonprofit, she was excited to be quoted by the BBC, but hoping that they come back again soon to talk about something other than Justin Bieber.
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Shannon Lell

"I Told My Best Friend Not to Have Kids"
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Shannon Lell was dramatically tossed off the corporate ladder in 2010; shortly after, she started writing. Now, in between folding laundry and corralling two small children, she writes at shannonlell.com along with a handful of mom-focused websites including Mamapedia where she is also the editor. She writes introspective pieces on personal and social issues and she tries to use just enough sarcasm so you don't think she's emotionally unavailable. She studies literary fiction at the University of Washington and is working on her first novel. Over-thinking everything is her special super power.
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Shay Stewart-Bouley

"Friendships and Race"
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Shay is a Chicago-born, Chicago-raised chick who was forcibly relocated to Maine in 2002. (How else does a Black woman from Chicago end up in Maine?) She is the executive director of a faith-based community center and writes periodically for Maine newspapers, as well as her own column, Diverse-City. In 2011 she won a New England Press Award for her writing on diversity issues and has been named one of the Babble Top 100 Mom Bloggers. She can be found online at Black Girl in Maine.
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Vicky Willenberg

"Big Girl Friendships"
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Vicky Willenberg is a wife, mother and wannabe writer who lives in Southern California. You can find her chronicling her adventures in raising two boys while still growing up herself on her blog The Pursuit of Normal and on Facebook.She currently works in Social Media and Communications and has been featured on Scary Mommy and Studio30Plus, among other sites. She is also a regular contributor to the Brazos Family Magazine.
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Wendy Heckert

"Love Me Friendly"
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Wendy Heckert is an educator and researcher with an interest in professional development, instructional supervision, and teacher-student relationships. She is completing her Ed.D in Curriculum and Teaching.

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  1. 2

    This looks AMAZING! Great job ladies!
    Alexa recently posted…Week in ReviewMy Profile

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    The site looks amazing!!!! I am beyond thrilled to have my essay included in your wonderful project with such amazing women. Thank you.
    Kathy Radigan recently posted…One of Those DaysMy Profile

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    Wow. Jessica and Stephanie, this website is awesome, and I’m sure the book is too. I’m so honored to be included – thank you both!
    Dana recently posted…Why Halloween with older kids is awesomeMy Profile

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    So excited to be a part of something so incredible and alongside so many wonderful writers I admire!
    Jamie Krug recently posted…Screw You, Autism.My Profile

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    Erica Heller says:

    How on earth did I make this line-up? What a privilege! Can’t wait to get the book. Thanks Steph & Jess!

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    We are so happy to have all of you! It’s a pretty fantastic line-up, in my humble opinion… :)
    Stephanie Sprenger recently posted…The HerStories Project: We Have a Secret to Share!My Profile

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    Wha-hoo! I’m so excited to be among such amazing people! Also, how awesome that you got Jill to write an intro? Way awesome!!

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    Chris Smith says:

    Can’t wait to read the book and “meet the contributors” via reading!

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    The website looks amazing! I am honored and beyond excited to have my piece published alongside such talented ladies.
    Samantha Brinn Merel recently posted…An Exciting Announcement.My Profile

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    Can’t way to “meet” my fellow contributors and to read all these essays back to back in a BOOK! yoo-hoo!
    Nina recently posted…What I’m Loving Now Fall 2013My Profile

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    Thrilled to be amongst this cast of characters!

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    CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!! This is a great group of writers! Can’t wait to get a copy next month!
    Elizabeth recently posted…What I Did When My Wife Got CancerMy Profile

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    Wow, this looks AMAZING. What a fantastic group of women. I am beyond honored to be included. Now can’t wait to get some free time and read each and every one of these essays.

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    So honored to be a part of this project! Great job, ladies!

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    Such an exciting adventure!! I can’t wait to read the book. I’m honored to be included with such a great group of writers!!
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    What an amazing group of women. I can’t wait to read this!
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    Way to go, Ladies! Off to order a copy now!

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