Sarah Aswell is Senior Editor at Scary Mommy, where she leads the news and trending team as well as Scary Mommy Book Club. She also regularly contributes humor, essays, and original interviews to the site.
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, Healthline, and Working Mother Magazine, to name a few. She’s also written creatively for brands like Nike, Expedia, Aflac, KitchenAid, and Facebook.
An award-winning journalist, Sarah received her BA in English from Grinnell College and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. She’s also the founder of Revival Comedy, a non-profit organization that runs comedy workshop and shows that center women and marginalized groups.
Sarah lives in Missoula, Montana, with her two daughters and slightly too many cats. She has been voted Missoula’s Best Stand-Up Comedian four years in a row and was recently named one of the Best Unknown Comedians in America by Thrillist, which is one of those insults that sounds like a compliment.
A New School Board President Swore In On A Stack Of Banned Books
Pennsylvania mom Karen Smith is not messing around.
A News Anchor Had An Epic Response To A Viewer’s Body-Shaming Comment
Traffic reporter Leslie Horton had words for a man who picked the wrong day to comment on her clothes and body.
This Mom Does Not Want Your Family Christmas Card
Thousands of people responded with very strong opinions.
A Dad Asks All Moms: What Am I Supposed To Do When You're Yelling At The Kids?
And moms across the country had so many good answers for him.
Macaulay Culkin Got A Hollywood Star And People Are Shocked He Has An Adult Voice Now
He also has two adorable sons who look just like him.
Felicity Huffman Says She "Had To Break The Law" For Her Daughter
Maybe save that argument for moms who have to steal formula.
1990s Holiday Music Is The Perfect Nostalgia Storm
All I want for Christmas is to listen exclusively to it.
American Girl & Barbie Just Released The Doll Of Your (& Maybe Your Kid's) Dreams
Is this a dream?!
Jennifer Garner Admits Her Parenting Style Includes ‘A Little Bit Of Benign Neglect’
It cannot get more relatable than this.
Shannen Doherty Says She’s “Not Done Living” Though Cancer Has Spread To Her Bones
The Beverly Hills, 90210 star is upbeat and inspired to create in her eighth year of fighting cancer.
Who's Supposed To Clean Up Thanksgiving Dinner?
A wife wants to know if she’s in the wrong for getting angry with the men at her gathering.
Tim Allen Says Disney “Reached Out” To Him And Tom Hanks About Toy Story 5
Disney is taking Woody, Buzz, and pals to infinity and beyond with yet another sequel.
‘Mom Reporter’ Kayla Sullivan Reports Back About Dating As A Single Mom
The TikTok mom is starting a new chapter after a sudden divorce and going viral.
5 Years Ago, This Family Ditched Doing Holidays With Extended Family
Here's how it's going for them now.
Everyone's Trying This Super Ingenious Garland-Hanging Hack
See, TikTok is good for plenty, including making holiday decorations way easier.
LeVar Burton Calls Out Moms for Liberty For Their Book Banning Nonsense
The Reading Rainbow star says he’s literally ready to fight for kids’ freedom to access books.
Trader Joes Is Selling The Cutest Pet Advent Calendars
And they are under $10.
Netflix Will Release A New Pokémon Show That Looks Calm & Soothing As Heck
'Pokémon Concierge' is about a Pokémon hotel and it looks completely adorable.
All We Want For Christmas Is The New Mariah Carey Barbie Doll
Okay, *now* it's officially #MariahSZN.
Forget About Being Excited About 'Frozen 3' Because ‘Frozen 4’ Is Now In The Works
Disney CEO Bob Iger made the surprise announcement, so it's pretty legit.