Kristen Mae

Writer, Blogger, Abandoning Pretense

When Kristen Mae isn’t running absurdly long distances, washing poop out of her dog’s butt hair, or taming her two booger machines, she’s tossing her expensive master’s of music performance degree out the window by feverishly attacking her “writing career.” Kristen is the voice of Abandoning Pretense, where she tells the whole, uncensored truth about marriage, parenthood, and life. In addition to her blog, Mae shares hilarious and heartwarming tidbits of her life on her Facebook page, Twitter and Pinterest, and is also a regular contributor at and