Mary Katherine Backstrom
Mary Katherine is a freelance essayist and viral blogger who hails from Sweet Home Alabama. Dealing both candor and inspiration, she has become a well-known presence in the parenting blogosphere. Her publications include Today Show, Washington Post, Yahoo.com, and Scary Mommy (where she is a staff writer).
MK is the founder of Mom Babble, a growing community of 120,000 parents. Her social media boasts 20 million media views, and she was recently awarded The Today Show Iris Award.
MK is married to her college sweetheart (Ian), and they currently reside in sunny Florida with their son (Ben), daughter (Holland), and two golden retrievers.