Kristin McCarthy

Kristin McCarthy

Kristin McCarthy is a former educator turned writer who resides in the Mid-Michigan area with her husband, four daughters, and two fur babies. She attended Michigan State University and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education: Learning Disabilities as well as a Master's Degree in Education: Emotional Impairments/Behavior Disorders. She spent several years working in elementary and resource room classrooms before leaving the workforce to better care for her growing family. 

An Unexpected Career Change

It was during those years at home, caring for four young daughters, that Kristin's writing career unexpectedly began. She started a humor/mom blog, chronicling her often messy journey through motherhood, to better connect herself to other parents. The blog did more than simply provide a creative and emotional outlet for Kristin. It led to her having work published across varying websites, including Her View From Home, Sammiches & Psych Meds, Red Tricycle, and countless others. Guest writer opportunities later led to freelance writing opportunities with Parent Co. and various Valnet channels, such as,, and What started out as a passion and a way to connect all moms and dads in the trenches of parenthood evolved into an unexpectedly wonderful career path. That path has landed her here at, a perfect place to mesh her vast knowledge of family, children, and education with her love of writing. 

More About Kristin McCarthy

Kristin's first self-published work, A Writer's Badass Guide: Branding, Blogging, Social Media, which she co-wrote with Nathalie Laitmon, can be found on Amazon. She has also had work published in the hilarious compilation: We Need to Talk About the Conditions of My Imprisonment, also available on Amazon. 


Most Recent Contributions by Kristin McCarthy

61 Funny Baby Quotes to Laugh Through the Ups & Downs

Parenting a baby is an amazing experience full of insurmountable highs and shocking lows. Raising kids is a rollercoaster, and sometimes all ... Read More

Funny Parenting Advice So Hilarious You Know It’s Real

Sometimes in parenthood, life gets so messy and hectic that all you can really do is laugh. This funny parenting advice reminds everyone tha ... Read More

Meet the Thai Royal Family Today

The Thai royal family is one of the most interesting royal families in the world. Specific laws in Thailand protect the royal family from sl ... Read More

Pumpkin Gender Reveal Ideas You'll Fall in Love With

Fall is the perfect time to let your loved ones know whether you will be expecting a bouncing baby boy or a darling little lady in the month ... Read More

The Norwegian Royal Family: Behind the Current Crown

Norway's history is long and rich, but its current monarchy is relatively young. The Norwegian royal family, belonging to the House of Glüc ... Read More

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