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 <a href="http://LAObserved.com">LAObserved.com</a>, <a href="http://HipMama.com">HipMama.com</a>, and t<a href="http://hedailyreel.com">hedailyreel.com</a>. 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 <a href="http://www.erikaschickel.com">erikaschickel.com</a>.