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In MOM BABBLE, Mary Katherine Backstrom offers hope, humor, and inspiration in a collection of 40 essays written not for perfect moms,but just perfectly normal moms everywhere.


Over 88 million people know and adore Mary Katherine (MK) Backstrom, founder of the Mom Babble online community AND the personality behind the viral Holiday cheer meets abject embarrassment video. Now, for the first time, MK Backstrom’s many followers have the opportunity to read her heartfelt and hilarious essays in print. In MOM BABBLE: The Messy Truth About Motherhood, MK offers up hope, humor, and spiritual inspiration in a full-color compilation of 40 essays featuring MK’s thoughts, confessions, stories, and family photos that are sure to encourage any mom in need of some understanding and mom honesty.

Says MK, “My hope for this book is that it can serve as a collection of winks and nods, from one mother to another. That my honest, messy stories of motherhood might encourage your spirit, the same way so many of you have inspired and encouraged mine over the years. I hope that when you hear my voice in these stories, you hear the voice of. Friend who is waving at you from within the pages."

*Every copy of MOM BABBLE purchased supports The Mighty Acorn Foundation and helps change the life of a child in Kitale, Kenya.

Praise for Mary Katherine Backstrom

“I love how honest and relatable Mary Katherine is in her writing. When an author is raw, it is easy to make a connection to their work.”

– Meredith Masony, Founder of That’s Inappropriate

“One of Facebook’s funniest parents!”
– Today Show Parenting Team

“Mary Katherine brings love, wisdom, compassion, humor, and insight to her writing that is a must read for every parent.”
– Love What Matters

“I have probably read more parenting essays than anyone on the planet, and Mary Katherine’s voice still surprises me. I laugh out loud, cry, and recall the magic of being a mother in those fresh early years. She is a friend to the struggling moms in the trenches of motherhood.”
– Jill Smokler, Founder of Scary Mommy and New York Times Best-selling author

“Thank you for cracking us up.”
Today with Hoda & Jenna

Sample Essays and Mighty Acorn Foundation Information

Mary Katherine Backstrom

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,, 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.