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Samantha Parent Walravens

Samantha is conflicted on a daily basis between the demands of motherhood and career, and is on a search for the elusive “work-life balance” (please let her know if you’ve found it!) She is the author and editor of the anthology, TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood and is currently working on a new book, Geek Girl Rising: Unleashing the Power of Women in Tech. She writes for several publications including the Huffington Post, Modern Mom, Healthy Women and Marin Magazine. She lives in Marin County, CA with her husband and four kids.

About

Samantha Parent Walravens has been chronicling the highs and lows of motherhood since she had her first child in 1998. An award-winning writer and author/editor of the New York Times-acclaimed book, TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood , Samantha is a frequent speaker on the topic of work-life integration. She is currently working on her next book, Geek Girl Rising: Unleashing the Power of Women in Tech. Her writing has appeared in publications including the Huffington Post, Modern Mom, Healthy Women, Yahoo!, Salon.com, Marin Magazine and several “mommy blogs.” She has been a guest on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR and the Huffington Post Live. Samantha graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University and has a Masters in Literature and Women’s Studies from the University of Virginia. She lives in Marin County, California, with her husband and four children.

Fun Facts

  • Myself, in three words or less:

    Fun, fearless and focused.

  • One thing I wish I knew before having kids:

    That I would never sleep well again.

  • The amount of coffee I drink in a day:

    2 cups in the morning. One iced green tea in the afternoon.

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