Rachael Koenig is a writer and humorist deriving most of her inspiration from her two sons, aged 11 and six, and step-daughter, aged 14. 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 recently 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 and out of touch with modern social media vernacular. Also, ‘blogger’ still sounds like something one would pull out of a left nostril. She can be reached at https://www.facebook.com/rachaelkoenig9.