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

tough one

When A Possibly Pregnant Woman Ordered Cocktails, A Server Gave Her The Virgin Version

The server got in trouble for serving non-alcoholic drinks to a woman she overheard saying, "I'm 14 weeks."

time for action

Roe v. Wade Overturned

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that its citizens do not have a constitutional right to abortion.

first time mom problems

Overreacting? First Time Mom Asks If It's Okay For Babysitters To Sleep On The Job

A mom has gone viral on TikTok for being concerned that her babysitter napped on the couch while her baby was asleep.

another reason to vaccinate

Here's What The First Large Study Of Long COVID In Infants & Toddlers Found

There's good reason to get even your youngest kids vaccinated against COVID-19.

Kid food news

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Is Changing Its Name After 85 Years

Every kid's favorite noodle is also updating its well-know blue box design.

safety check

Tori Roloff Is Taking Heat For A Parenting Move She Made On 'Little People, Big World'

The mom of three left her 2-year-old hanging out on the kitchen counter unattended — and fans are flipping.

out of the box

A Congressman Wants To Slap A 1,000% Tax On AR-15s

The bill would offer a creative way to keep semiautomatic weapons out of the hands of much of the population.

water safety

Warning: There Will Be Way Fewer Lifeguards On Duty This Summer

Because of worker shortages and COVID-related training woes, pools and beaches are scrambling to find lifeguards.

All in the family

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Share Super Adorable First Birthday Pic Of Lilibet

Looks like she got her dad’s hair, for sure.

something in your eye

Watch A Retired Kindergarten Teacher Get Surprised By Her Last Graduating Seniors

Jane Pearson taught kindergarten for 38 years — and left a huge impact on her students.


Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant Helps Protect Your Baby

A new study out of Norway has found that getting vaccinated while pregnant lends at least four months of virus protection to new babies.


Mandy Moore Is Pregnant

Actor and singer Mandy Moore announced on Instagram on Friday that she and husband Taylor Goldsmith are expecting a second baby this fall.

oh goodness no

Watch A Bunch Of Men Mistake Roe V. Wade For An MMA Fight

Just in case you weren't yet convinced that the country is doomed, Jimmy Kimmel has you covered.

more than thoughts and prayers

The Most Powerful, Thought-Provoking Statements Made About The Uvalde Shooting

After a tragedy, it's necessary to reflect and then act. Here are the most powerful insights and responses to the Uvalde school shooting.

School shooting

Shooting At Texas Elementary School Leaves 19 Students And 2 Teachers Dead

What we know right now about the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.

Mind your business

The Internet Is Big Mad That Coco And Ice T Put Their Six Year Old In A Stroller

It’s still extremely difficult for people to mind their own business when it comes to parenting choices.


Katherine Schwarzenegger And Chris Pratt Welcome Second Child

“We feel beyond blessed and grateful,” the couple writes.

you want how much!?

Forget Gas Prices, Let's Talk About Babysitter Inflation

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

“We are both so in love with her,” writes the pop star of the newest family member.