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

100+ Funniest Jokes for Kids That'll Get Them Giggling

There is no sweeter sound than that of children's laughter. No matter a child's age, a good joke is a perfect way to get those frowns turned ... Read More

30 Engagement Quotes to Celebrate the Love of Your Life

They proposed. You said yes! Getting engaged is one of those moments in life you will never forget. Celebrate the occasion with an engagemen ... Read More

40 Sweet Baby Girl Quotes That Will Make You Melt

Your little lady has stolen your heart with a single glance. With her birth, your entire world shifted, making her the center of all. These ... Read More

Cute & Clever Pregnancy Announcement Captions

You've been keeping the massive secret that you are expecting, and now you are finally ready to share the big news with the world. An announ ... Read More

Understanding Your Kid's Learning Style: Set Them Up for Success

Human beings are all incredibly unique, so it's no great surprise that people learn differently. What works for one child doesn't necessaril ... Read More

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