Allison Slater Tate is a freelance writer and a mom to four. She is a graduate of Princeton University and uses her degree in English to try to talk her kids into cooperating on a daily basis. Her 2012 HuffPost essay "The Mom Stays in the Picture" led to multiple media appearances and was selected as a BlogHer Voices of the Year selection in 2013. You can find her on Facebook and on Twitter as well as her personal blog. Her writing has also appeared in Brain, Child Magazine and in two anthologies, The HerStories Project and This Is Childhood.