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.

Connect with Leslie on InstagramPinterest, and Twitter as @TheBeardedIris, or via email atLeslie@InThePowderRoom.com.