About the Author
is a writer, educator, former teacher, researcher, and mom to a toddler son who lives in Buffalo, New York. She earned her doctorate in educational policy from Boston University last spring after more than a decade as a middle school teacher and curriculum coordinator. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and wrote her thesis on the transition to first-time motherhood. She writes about parenting, education, and books at her blog School of Smock and at the Huffington Post.
Stephanie Sprenger is a freelance writer, music therapist, and mother of two young daughters. She writes about the imperfect reality of life with kids at her blog,Mommy, for Real. Her work has been featured on various websites, including Mamalode, In the Powder Room, BlogHer, and Scary Mommy. Stephanie performed in the Denver production of Listen To Your Mother in May 2013. Visit HerStoriesProject.com to learn more about the editors, contributors, and the project.