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

winner winner

Scary Mommy Book Club Giveaway Sweepstakes Rules

An outline of the official rules for Scary Mommy Book Club giveaways.

yes please

Franzia's Holiday Collection Includes Boxed Wine Lawn Inflatables

They also have boxed wine-themed ugly Christmas sweaters and matching boxes of wine.

Seeing the damage

Teen Brains Actually Aged Faster Because Of Pandemic Stress

A new study has found that stress and anxiety physically changed adolescent brains.

pick a side!

A Single Tweet Has The Internet Up In Arms About Family Barf Bowls

Can your household vomit bowl double as a mixing bowl or a popcorn bowl?

goonies never die

The 'Goonies' House Is For Sale, Pack Your Bags

Hey youuuu guyyyys, let’s all move to Astoria, Oregon.

news from Texas

A Texas Teacher Was Ousted After A Student Recorded Him Admitting He’s Racist

The video circulated on social medial before it caught the attention of Pflugerville Independent School District.

Wash your glass

Pink Shared Her Biggest Dish Washing Pet Peeve — And Her Husband Clapped Back With His

Who is the worst dirty dish offender here?

in our thoughts

Bob Saget's Daughter Aubrey Celebrated Her Late Dad At Her Wedding With A Special Party Favor

The comedian's daughter tied the knot in Tulum with many loved ones who are still mourning her father.

I'm like the crypt keeper

Both Lindsay Lohan And Jamie Lee Curtis Want A ‘Freaky Friday’ Sequel, Let’s Do This

The actors have lots of ideas about the perfect sequel to the 2003 film.

stepdad win

Zooey Deschanel Says Boyfriend Jonathan Scott Is An 'Amazing Stepdad'

"I'm a magician, or I'm a clown, I could build stuff," Scott said of his stepdad bag of tricks.


Lindsay Lohan Says She'll Pass Her Husband's First Christmas Present Down To Her Daughter

“That will always stay with me and go to my daughter when we have kids."

totally genius

Forget The Butter Board Trend, This Couple Makes Their Daughters Period Boards

"It started out as a bit of a joke and I thought they might be a bit embarrassed, but they loved it."


Chrissy Teigen’s Nude Pregnancy Selfie Has Everyone Googling Acid Reflux Tape

The model posted a pregnancy selfie and gave an update on welcoming her next child.


Wendy's Is Releasing A Peppermint Frosty For The Holidays

This is only the third special Frosty flavor to be released and the first-ever holiday flavor.

our bodies, our choice

Here's How Abortion Rights Are Faring In The 2022 Elections

In some states, abortion proposals and referendums were on the ballot. In others, certain race results will have consequences for abortion rights down the road.

your choice

'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard Johnson Explains Why She Never Chooses Prenatal Genetic Testing

The TV personality recently welcomed her sixth child, Jones West, who has Down Syndrome.

complete hero

A Tennessee Mom Made The Angriest, Most Eloquent Speech Against Homophobia & Book Banning

"I've never been sexually assaulted at a drag show. But I have been at church. Twice."

um, what?

A Mom Is Livid With Her Babysitter For Taking A Shower In Her House

The woman turned to Reddit to ask if her sitter acted appropriately for taking a shower after a milk spill.

hard agree

A Viral Meme Makes Such An Important Point About Teenaged Trick-Or-Treaters

The Halloween meme has a simple message: Let teens enjoy the holiday, too.

who knew!?

Julia Roberts Says Martin Luther King Jr. Paid the Hospital Bill for Her Birth

The actor revealed her parents were close friends with the civil rights activist and his wife.