Leslie Marinelli is a writer, wife, mother of three, and burgeoning Taekwondo badass with the yellow belt to prove it. She started blogging for fun in 2008 as a way to feel like less of an invisible vessel for grandchildren and PTA donations.
Formerly a weekly columnist for In the Powder Room, she served for two years as our Editor-in-Chief before acquiring the company in March of 2014. Leslie is the editor and co-author of the best-selling humor anthology, “You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth” as well as the creative force behind the popular irreverent mom blog, The Bearded Iris: A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All. She has been lauded as an Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Humorist of the Month (October 2013), a BlogHer Humor Voice of the Year (2013 & 2012), and a Babble Top 100 Mom Blogger (2011). Her most recent projects include appearing in two shows, Listen To Your Mother in Atlanta and That’s What She Said in Champaign, Illinois.