Katie Bingham-Smith

Katie Bingham-Smith has been a contributor to Scary Mommy in the lifestyle, health, relationship and parenting space for seven years.

She holds a BA in English Literature with a minor in creative writing from Green Mountain college. She’s a regular contributor to AARP The Girlfriend Letter and Grown & Flown. She’d been published in several anthologies as well as Woman’s World and Bangor Metro Magazine, and is currently finishing her first Romance novel.

She lives in Maine with her three kids, two ducks, and a Goldendoodle. When she’s not writing, she’d reading, at the gym, redecorating her home, or spending too much money online.

wake up call

Nothing Made Me Grow Up Faster Than My Divorce

There wasn’t anyone swooping in to save me.

still my kid

I'm Not Sorry For Babying My Grown Son

I always remind him about one thing, though.

No zzzz

Nobody Told Me Menopause Would Wreck My Sleep

I figured it was a fluke that I couldn’t sleep.


This Is What Your Weekends Could Look Like If Your Kids Quit Sports

There were years when all my kids played sports and I felt like we never spent quality time together as a family.

helpful hints

The Best Piece Of Dating Advice I’ve Ever Heard

It’s a motto I’m going to live by from now on.

gen z

I Let My Daughter Dress Me Like Her — And I Actually Loved It

I'm a flared leggings convert.

Golden Girls

Middle Age Looks Nothing Like It Used To

For one thing, you get to keep your long hair now.

taking the night off

My Kid Cooks Dinner Now, & It’s Incredible

After all these years of feeding these kids, one of them is finally feeding me.

It happens

Yeah, Your Vagina Is Probably Gonna Get Dry As You Age

No one needs to be living with discomfort.


A Handy Guide To What The Hell Your Kid's Slang Means

No cap, folks.

Wait, that's it?

I Stumbled Across A Secret To Making Myself Way Happier

It’s free and easier than you think.

Mom's Best Friend

My Kids Don’t Appreciate Me — But My Dog Does

He’s always happy to see me... unlike some people.

freeing journey

Your 40s Are Actually Amazing — Here’s Why

My 40s have been a time in my life when I’m more aware of what means the most in life. That’s a gift we get with time.

hard mistakes

The Tough Lessons I Had To Learn Dating After Divorce

I needed to find out who I was and what I really wanted.

Feeling like crap

The Periods You Get During Perimenopause Are A Whole Different Ball Game

I felt like I had just fought off the horrible flu while getting my period.

Valentine's Day

To All The Newly Single Moms

I get it — this time of year is hard.

I Needed That

My Kid Surprised Me When I Needed It Most

The unspoken moment showed me that I raised a good one.

I'll take one of each

Women Are Taking Themselves On Solo Dates And We’re Here For It

Show yourself some love and take yourself out on a date.


The Hottest Thing In Teen Fashion Is The Stuff We Used To Wear

I bet your teen is also demanding to know why you didn’t keep your “classic” Juicy Couture tracksuit, huh.


Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me That Your Vulva Changes As You Age?

Gray hair and crow’s feet I knew about — not this.