Karen Johnson

A sarcastic, yet passionate writer of all things parenthood. Needs humor to survive.


Lover of bacon, wine and beer, and Doritos, Karen Johnson is a writer at The 21st Century SAHM and assistant editor at Sammiches and Psych Meds. A former English teacher, she began writing when she became a stay-at-home mom in the vain attempt at salvaging a few brain cells. Karen’s work is featured on sites such as Scary Mommy, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Her View From Home, and Motherly, and she is a contributing writer in several anthologies. Karen writes about all things parenthood as well as social justice issues.


Milwaukee area



Fun Facts

  • If I could swap places with someone for a day, it would be

    Pre-kid me ... because happy hour!

  • The last lie I told my kids:

    Sure. We’ll do that tomorrow.

  • The first thing I do when I wake up:

    Curse the fact that the coffee isn’t made yet.

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