Crystal Ponti

Still trying to figure out why the cheese stands alone.


Crystal Ponti is the voice behind the award-winning blog MommiFried, where tired moms go for tips, ideas, and the occasional fist bump. She’s also the founder of Forewordz, a daily eBook deals service that helps books lovers discover what to read next. Her work has been featured in The Independent (IBPA), Scary Mommy, ClubMid, YourTango, The Huffington Post, Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka?, and she recently joined The Mix network of writers (Elle, Cosmo, etc.). When she’s not up to her elastic waistband in freelance projects and work, you’ll find her digitally devouring the latest indie novel, drinking maple syrup from the bottle (kids, don’t do this!), and playing slap jack with her munchkins. She lets them win.




Downeast, Maine



Fun Facts

  • Myself, in three words or less:

    Older and wiser.

  • Before I had kids, I swore I’d never ...

    Spit-and-shine their cheeks.

  • The one piece of advice I’d give to a new parent:

    Go with your gut, but listen to your heart. Your kids live there and will never steer you wrong. Well, until they start driving. Then always go with your gut.

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