Erika Schickel is the author of "You're Not the Boss of Me: Adventures of a Modern Mom." A regular book critic for and op-ed contributor for The Los Angeles Times, her essays, reviews and reporting have also appeared in The L.A. Weekly, L.A. City Beat and Bust Magazine . She writes online for LAObserved.com, HipMama.com, and thedailyreel.com. and her essays can be found in several anthologies. She is the author of the LA Theatre Works' radio play, "Wild Amerika." A stay-at-home writer, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. For more information visit erikaschickel.com.