About me

A little bit about me:

I grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, B.T.W.A.S. (Before There Was A Starbucks). At eighteen, I went to college in Grinnell, Iowa, a magical place where people make eye contact and don’t urinate on buses. After graduation, I spent a couple of years working and sowing my wild oats in Lawrence, Kansas (as you do) before moving to Seattle, Washington, where I got my M.S.W. from the University of Washington and promptly became a barista. Eventually I met my awesome husband, we had our awesome twins (now seven-years-old), and I started writing, which brings us to here. Welcome!

Here are all the writing things. I tried to make it one cohesive page but I couldn’t figure it out. So here are the bullet points.

[As of May 2015, I work as a writer for She Knows, Healthline, and Active Kids, and as a  columnist for Pixelkin and The Football Girl.]

You can contact me by clicking the “Contact Me” link at the top of the page, or e-mailing me at meredithpileofbabies@gmail.com.


  1. I have so enjoyed your blog. It is probably my favorite WordPress blog altogether.

    That said, I posted a recognition of your work on my blog (below) recognizing your excellence with a Liebster Award. If you’d like to accept the recognition, check out the procedure on my page.


    Happy blogging!

  2. That means so much to me, especially coming from the author of such a rad blog! Thanks!!!!!!

  3. Meredith, You are the voice of our parent-generation. I hope you know how much I and all the Twin peops love you and your writing. Always trust and write, you have an audience and plenty more shenanigans to provide comic relief for.

    All the best,

  4. Thanks to Zoe for posting links to you on Facebook, I will never be able to get off the interweb and have a normal life. You are so funny! Another bookmark and/or subscription I must read now!

  5. Hey!!! I just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD!!!


  6. I so love your style of writing and topics. It has become my favorite blog!

  7. I just started reading…holy hilarious, Batman!!! Spew away, woman…it is uberenjoyable.

  8. Thanks, Chrissy!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
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  9. I swore up & away no one was gonna make me smile tonight. Not only did I smile…I laughed out loud like Tom Hanks in MONEY PIT, and crossed my legs as a reflex from that little squirt that can happen to women of my age. That Love Letter to School? I wish I had written it. And I don’t say that about anyone except Anne Lamott.
    You. Are. Good.

    • You, my friend, did NOT just mention me and Anne Lamott in the same breath. I am actually teary-eyed right now. You have blown my mind.
      THank you so so much. Glad I made you laugh despite the odds!

  10. How did you know that was my favorite Chicago song??

    Great blog!


  11. Oh my goodness! I just read one of your articles for the first time tonight and I have fallen in love with your sassy writing style! You won me over with a single post and I congratulate you for that! I’m a writer by hobby so I’m very picky. You are INCREDIBLE!!!

  12. Oh my gosh…you are hilarious! First time I’ve read your blog and I thought I was going to wake my kids up from laughing so hard. Thanks for the fun. I shall return.

  13. I am at home by myself on days off, son at school, hubby at work and I am thinking about my pregnant daughter due in October. Thought I could send her this link for a laugh and honest good info….instead I sent it to everyone, posted it on Facebook and laughed so hard I had to stop and come back because I couldn’t see through my laughing tears!!
    Thank you for that!! My dog also was squirling around wondering if I was ok which made me laugh even harder!!

  14. You are brilliant and awesome and make me believe it might quite be possible for ME at age 39 to still have a chance at motherhood. None of my close friends have kids, I am knowledge-not about all things baby and motherhood and haven’t had the benefit of finding reasonable truth to the whole process until now. I don’t usually take risks without thorough research. I myself am a technical editor and writer and I prefer editing to writing because I’m getting Carpal tunnel and hate autocorrect. I hope this really goes to you because I really enjoyed your article. And that’s a rarity. That I enjoy reading anything anymore. You brought back the joy I lost. Thank you!!!!!!! ❤️

  15. Hi Meredith!
    I just read your “10 surprises” post and thought it was brilliant! I’m a new fan! I wanted to know if you did reviews of products/clothing? I’d love for you to do one our hip, multifunctional baby leggings with removable knee pads and UPF 50+ quick-dry yoga fabric. Please let me know! We’d love to send you a pair 🙂

    • Thanks so much for your kind words!
      As for your product, I appreciate the offer but my twins are now 6, so I wouldn’t be able to offer a fair opinion of the leggings.
      All the best,

  16. We go up to size 14yrs :). We have 6 and 6X.

  17. And we’re in Seattle. Where are you?

  18. Love love love your writing! Since stumbling upon it a week ago you’ve become my favorite work distraction. One question, why is this page titled About Me? I feel like it should be titled My Accomplishments or My Work or something more clever that you can think of I’m sure. This page just tells me what you’ve accomplished in writing and given what I’ve seen you write about yourself, you are much more than this. For those of us who are new to your blog, it might be nice to read a little more about who you are as a person. That’s all… Thanks for everything. Cheers!

  19. I just found your blog, from the article that you wrote, on your life after you had twins…i have a pair of irish twins followed by actual twins…and the funny thing is that reading your article, reminded me of my early twin days! Oh how i know the feeling. Although mine are bigger now – 6 yo, and my iris twins are 10 and 9 – forget these days at times until I read bloga like yours. The funny thing is though, mine were natural, and they run in my family, and I remember being the only person, in my family who did NOT want twins, while everyone else oohhed and aahed over them – now i am greatful for them, because they add a great demention to my life…but oh yeah, those days are rough…as they age it does get better. Great article, btw. I think that more of us mammas, should start having these kinds of conversations.

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