Rachael Koenig is a writer and humorist deriving most of her inspiration from her two sons, aged 11 and 15, and step-son, aged 19. Her site Maxisms (https://maxisms.wordpress.com/) contains personal stories and a collection of precocious, snarky, and hilarious conversations between herself and her children. Her work has appeared on scarymommy.com, rolereboot.org, Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, themanifeststation.net, themid.com, whattheflicka.com, and The New York Times Parenting Blog Motherlode . She thinks of herself as more of an essayist than a blogger, because she is old-fashioned and grumpy. Also, ‘blogger’ still sounds like something one would pull out of a left nostril.