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Nicole Roder

Freelance writer, editor, and blogger.

Nicole Roder is the freelance writer, editor, and blogger at Where the Heart Is, a parenting humor blog. She lives with her husband and 4 children, ages 9, 8, 5, and 2. And Lucy, their fiercely terrifying, 20 pound Boston Terrier who protects their home from some ubiquitous danger only she can see.

She spends her mornings wiping noses, bottoms, and breadcrumbs, slapping together pb&j sandwiches, projecting murderous thoughts toward piles of laundry, and shouting “Where are your shoes?! Where are your shoes?! We’re already 10 minutes late! Find your shoes and get in the car!”

She has a PhD in snark and a Masters in Social Work. Fortunately, she's only paying off loans on one of those degrees. She blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and Red Tricycle, and her writing has been featured on many other blogs and websites. Find her online at

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

I started off just trying my best to refrain from making negative comments about myself in front of them. And let me tell you, it hasn't been easy. If they're awake, they're listening to me. (Well, not listening per se, but they're hearing me, anyway.)
19/07/2017 12:24 BST

How Could Motherhood Possibly Be This Hard?

I want to warn you, before you read any further, that this will not be your typical mum blog post. I won't be telling you some sarcastic, relatable story about a time that my kids did something aggravating, then toss in some "funny" so that you can walk away with the feeling that this is all normal, lighthearted stuff.
12/07/2017 16:58 BST