Mary Novaria

Memoir and essay writer striving to maintain sanity, humor and grace.

Mary Novaria is a mother, wife and journalist whose work has been featured in numerous print and online publications including the Washington Post, Woman's Day, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Country Living, Delish, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Good Housekeeping, Chicago Tribune, Feminine Collective, Kansas City Star, Huffington Post, The Good Men Project and elsewhere. Mary is a contributor to the bestselling anthology "So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real About Motherhood." She writes about family, friendship and everyday life on her blog, A Work in Progress ( and recently completed a “sandwich generation” memoir exploring the trials of raising an angst-ridden teen and, at the same time, caring for a parent with dementia, all the while trying to maintain her sanity, sense of humor and some semblance of grace.