Sarah Aswell

Sarah Aswell is the Special Projects Editor at Scary Mommy, where she contributes her editing and writing across the website and runs Scary Mommy Book Club.

A humor writer and stand-up comedian, Sarah’s work has appeared in places like The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, National Lampoon, MAD Magazine, Reductress, Funny or Die, and more. Her writing about comedy, entertainment, and parenting has appeared in Vulture, Forbes, USA Today, Vice, The Advocate, and Working Mother Magazine, to name a few.

Sarah lives in Missoula, Montana, with her two daughters and slightly too many cats. She was recently named one of the best unknown comedians in America by Thrillist, which is one of those insults that sounds like a compliment.

Follow Sarah on Twitter at @sarahaswell and/or check out her comedy at

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Parents are reporting that babysitters are harder to find — and that's causing hourly rates to skyrocket.

it's that simple

Researchers Say Kids Need These Five Simple Things From Their Family To Flourish

A large global study shows what kids need most to thrive in life.


Ed Sheeran And Cherry Seaborn Welcome A Second Daughter

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From Aidan to Zayden

The Top Baby Names Of 2021 Are Here

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enter the debate

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The reality TV personality and fashion designer announced her good news on Instagram.

Daily Inspiration

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2022 Rollins College grad Elizabeth Bonker addressed her classmates with the help of a communication device.


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The beloved streaming platform hopes that the more economical tiers will allow more families to subscribe.

Mama bear energy

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A breakthrough study has likely determined the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, a discovery that could save lives in the future.

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LGBTQ+ Rights

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so freaking cute

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She’s outrageously cute.

Simple solutions

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The study found that over half of kids with ADHD respond to a simple and safe supplement.

Women's rights

All The Ways Abortion Rights Are Vital For Parents

It's a misconception that abortion rights just help single or young women.

Good ideas

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Child Custody

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Happy news

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Don't make me say it twice

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It's only fair

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The ruling replaces the common tradition of babies automatically getting their father's surname.


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