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Carissa K

Mother and writer, CarissaK.com

Carissa is a happy, grateful, sometimes funny and often times tired mother of four (three living) shuttling a minivan around the Chicago area suburbs and clinging to just enough irreverence to stay sane. <br /> <br /> She writes regularly at <a href="http://carissakapcar.com/about/" target="_hplink">www.carissakapcar.com</a>. In addition to The Huffington Post, her work has also been featured on <a href="http://leanin.org/" target="_hplink">LeanIn.org</a>, <a href="http://www.scarymommy.com/author/carissa-k/" target="_hplink">Scary Mommy</a>,<a href="http://www.literarymama.com" target="_hplink"> Literary Mama</a>, <a href="http://humorwriters.org/2015/05/05/dancing-ray-light/" target="_hplink">Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop</a>, <a href="http://community.today.com/user/carissa-kapcar" target="_hplink">Today Parenting Team</a>, FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), Allergy Kids Foundation and is a part of the book <a href="http://returntozerothemovie.com/blog/the-book-three-minus-one/" target="_hplink">"Three Minus One"</a> by She Writes Press and associated with the film,<em> Return to Zero</em>. <br /> <br /> She feels strongly about family and travel, food allergies, perinatal loss, and trying to be mindful of the moments she is given with her husband and darling young maniacs/children. Thanks for reading!<br /> <br /> <em>You can see more from Carissa on Tumblr, <a href="http://www.tumblr.com/blog/carissakwriter" target="_hplink">carissakwriter.tumblr.com</a>, Facebook at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/carissaKwriter" target="_hplink">www.facebook.com/carissaKwriter</a>, Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/CarissaK" target="_hplink">@CarissaK</a> or Instagram, <a href="http://www.instagram.com/carissakwriter" target="_hplink">www.instagram.com/carissakwriter</a>. </em>

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