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.




  • Special Education Teacher


  • Michigan State University: Bachelor's Degree in Education: Learning Disabilities
  • Michigan State University: Master's Degree in Education: Emotional Impairments/Behavior Disorders

Certifications and Awards

  • Elementary K-5 All Subjects (K-8 Self Contained) Certificate State of Michigan
  • Emotional Impairments (K-12 Special Edu) Certificate State of Michigan: Learning Disabilities (K-12 Special Edu) Certificate State of Michigan

Affiliations and Memberships

  • National Association of Writers

Detailed Experience

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.

You can follow Kristin on her various social media sites including Twitter and LinkedIn.