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Nicola Kraus

How These Best-Selling Women Co-Authored 10 Novels

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books

Everyone knows the adage “two heads are better than one,” but these two women are embodying the expression on a daily basis. Emma McLaughlin a...

'Downton Abbey' Creator Just Perpetuated A Dangerous Myth About Sexual Assault

Nicola Kraus | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Nicola Kraus

How is it that a writer who seems so determined to examine issues of sexual orientation, racial discrimination and gender inequality can promulgate one of the most dangerous stereotypes of all?

Twitter: Why I'm Becoming A Convert

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

Social media is growing, and I, ever so slowly, am growing with it. I reluctantly joined Facebook in 2011. 'I have no interest in social media,' I told my friends. Why did I cave? Marketing.

No, Weiner, No.

Nicola Kraus | Posted 06.16.2013 | New York
Nicola Kraus

Anthony, it's understandable that you think, given that yours was a virtual gaffe, that perhaps you might be let back into public life. But we're going to have to break it to you that the fact is we don't want a mayor whose erection we can call to mind.

Ladies' Night!

Nicola Kraus | Posted 03.16.2013 | Women
Nicola Kraus

An evening that is usually epitomized by Ricky Gervais' merciless snark, a room full of old men and their tense teenage brides, was suddenly transformed into three hours that felt like getting to catch up with my favorite girlfriends at a really nice wedding.

Being Married to Me Isn't Easy

Nicola Kraus | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Nicola Kraus

If you're in a bar and someone with a real job offers to buy you a drink -- and a writer makes the same offer -- take the employed person! Being marred to a writer sucks.

Santa Needs to Be a Better Role Model

Nicola Kraus | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Nicola Kraus

I don't get it. Santa is a dude. So shouldn't his influence have trickled down to some sort of fair division of holiday labor?

The Parenting Promise I'm Making To Myself

Nicola Kraus | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Nicola Kraus

It's hard because I want to say that we can do it all and have it all, but time is finite, energy is finite. So some things, some of the time, have to give.

How To Survive Your First Big Heartbreak

Posted 10.04.2012 | Teen

Have you ever had a heartbreak so painful that you thought you'd never recover from it? You know, the kind that makes you want to lie in bed and eat i...

Why I Choose Detachment Parenting

Nicola Kraus | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Nicola Kraus

I want a daughter who believes that she has everything inside her to meet all of life's challenges.

Interview with The Nanny Diaries Authors on Writing, Teens, and How They Really Feel About Justin Bieber

Rebecca Serle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Serle

"I think non-mothers like the fact that Young Adult is romantic and inspirational, without being "porny." They don't have to hear about anything throbbing."

Nanny Returns

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

The New York Times ran an article last week entitled "How to Speak Nanny." We were interested to see that the linguistic capabilities of Manhattan's domestics are once again up for discussion.

Nanny Diaries Authors Return With New Nanny tale

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — When we last saw Nanny, she was screaming into a spy camera hidden in a teddy bear. The put-upon heroine of 2002's "The Nanny Diarie...

Getting Real About Reality TV

Joanne Rendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Rendell

It's been seven years since Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin hit the bestsellers lists with their novel, The Nanny Diaries. Now they have turned their attention to the world of reality TV in a novel called The Real Real.