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 Heartening Thanksgiving Captions That'll Make Anyone Grateful

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to reflect on all that you are grateful for and to celebrate everything from family to food to football. ... Read More

80+ French Last Names From Commonplace to Unique

French culture and people of French descent are full of beauty and sophistication. The last names of the country's people reflect a lengthy ... Read More

90+ Spanish Last Names From Traditional to Uncommon

Spanish last names are commonly heard around the globe. The names might be traditional or unique. They may represent a historical occupation ... Read More

Birthday Traditions Around the World: Celebrations of a Lifetime

Celebrating another trip around the sun for loved ones is a timeless tradition for many. Everyone loves a good birthday celebration. While c ... Read More

Understanding Stepsiblings vs. Half-Siblings: A Closer Look

Roughly 16 percent of children in the U.S. live in a blended family that might include a stepsibling or half-sibling. Many families are no l ... Read More

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