Mary Katherine (MK) Backstrom is an essayist, viral blogger, founder and personality behind Mom Babble, a growing community of 480,000 followers. The Mom Babble social media pages boast more than 80 million views, and she has been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and awarded The Today Show Iris Award. Dealing both candor and inspiration, MK has become a well-known presence in the parenting blogosphere. Her publications include The Today Show, Washington Post, Yahoo.com, and Scary Mommy. 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.