Kristin McCarthy, M.Ed.

Kristin McCarthy, M.Ed.

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, M.Ed.

10 Backpacking Essentials You Don't Want to Leave Behind

Plenty of Backpack-Friendly Snacks Taking to the trails will leave a hiker starving, so be sure to bring along snacks to satisfy hunger. ... Read More

10 Winter Hikes in New Hampshire That Will Take Your Breath Away

Hiking in the wintertime is an invigorating experience. The crisp, cold air fills your lungs, the snow crunches beneath your feet, and the w ... Read More

Inspiring Premature Birth Success Stories: Holding Hope

All births are amazing stories to tell. Bringing a human into the world is epic, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the event. Some ... Read More

Pros and Cons of Extended Breastfeeding: A Personal Choice

Extended breastfeeding is defined as nursing past your child's first birthday. The practice is often regarded as typical in various cultures ... Read More

Types of Baby Formula: Understanding Your Options

Once you've made the decision to formula feed your baby, it's important to consider several factors before choosing one brand or type. Take ... Read More

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Kristin McCarthy, M.Ed.