Sarah Aswell

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.

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this woman for president

A New School Board President Swore In On A Stack Of Banned Books

Pennsylvania mom Karen Smith is not messing around.

so well said

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.

a little harsh?

This Mom Does Not Want Your Family Christmas Card

Thousands of people responded with very strong opinions.

listen closely

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.

is that you kevin?

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.

all i want for christmas

1990s Holiday Music Is The Perfect Nostalgia Storm

All I want for Christmas is to listen exclusively to it.

want one!

American Girl & Barbie Just Released The Doll Of Your (& Maybe Your Kid's) Dreams

Is this a dream?!

too relatable

Jennifer Garner Admits Her Parenting Style Includes ‘A Little Bit Of Benign Neglect’

It cannot get more relatable than this.

sending love

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.

get it together, men

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.

To Infinity and Beyond (Again)

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.

back to you

‘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.

we're listening...

5 Years Ago, This Family Ditched Doing Holidays With Extended Family

Here's how it's going for them now.

have to try this

Everyone's Trying This Super Ingenious Garland-Hanging Hack

See, TikTok is good for plenty, including making holiday decorations way easier.

take a look

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.

sign me up

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.

they won't let it go

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.