© Melissa Koren Photography

© Melissa Koren Photography

I'm a versatile writer with a relatable voice, a humorist with a sentimental bias, and a creative type with a practical lean.

Parenting with Humor
I began keeping a personal blog during a big move in 2006. In 2010 I experienced my first viral success with the post "Why Having a Toddler is Like Being at a Frat Party." My readership started at 32 email subscribers and has grown to a social media audience of over 24,000.

The Portsmouth Herald & Foster's Daily Democrat
I write a weekday newsletter offering a conversational take on the day's local news. Since its launch in November 2015, subscriptions have steadily increased while unsubscribes remain flat.

I Just Want to Pee Alone, New York Times Best Seller
In 2013 I wrote a contributing essay for this parenting humor anthology. In 2015 the book made its way to the NYT Best Sellers list. I baked myself a cake.

Huffington Post
2013 regular contributor with ongoing appearances on "Best Parenting Tweets of the Week."

And Here's More

Social Media

16,900+ engaged, loyal Facebook fans
6,250+ followers on Twitter
2,200 fans on Instagram


BlogHer Voices of the Year 2013 winner for Op Ed
BlogHer Voices of the Year 2014 winner for Humor