Heather Christena Schmidt is a critically acclaimed mom blogger; published author of four humor books, as well as various short- and long-fiction; and, a self-professed misanthrope.
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, in a separated home, Schmidt learned early on that laughing through adversity is perhaps the best way to navigate through some of the drudgeries of life. Schmidt relocated from Chicago to California in late 2000, where she went on to earn a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy, and a Masters in Philosophy with an emphasis in Existentialism. After working the better part of her college career, as well as for a brief time in the political sector, Schmidt decided to leave work and academia behind to become a full-time, homeschooling Stay At Home Mom and housewife.
Some people said Schmidt was crazy. She would agree.
When she isn’t schlepping children around town, scrubbing floors, obsessing over her family’s daily fruit and vegetable intake, and vacuuming over the same sections of carpet over and over again until every patch of spilled glitter and Play-doh has been removed, Schmidt enjoys: reading voraciously, writing to complain, knitting and painting (because it helps her ignore people), and – of course – wine tasting.