Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh is a mother, teacher, and dog lover—an above-average cook and below-average housekeeper. Both a dancing queen and a brick house, she is an avid reader of cooking websites, fitness magazines, and articles that promise she’ll lose weight fast. Annmarie has taught Shakespeare to gang members and sung lullabies in a wilderness detention center. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Observer, Motherly, TODAY Parenting, and on National Public Radio. Together with her husband, Annmarie is the author of Here Be Dragons: A Parent's Guide to Rediscovering Purpose, Adventure, and the Unfathomable Joy of the Journey. Annmarie lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with three kids and an assortment of dying houseplants. Follow her at, an online community dedicated to the proposition that couples can love one another and their children at the same time. Mostly.

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