somer sherwood

About Somer


Hi! I’m Somer Sherwood. I’m the contributing Parenting Editor at, the women’s site from Jane Pratt, former Editor-in-Chief of Sassy and Jane magazines. I was born in the mid-70s in rural Iowa, and I moved to Los Angeles in 1998.

Some interesting things about me:

I dropped out of college. Twice.

One of the best things in the world is a ripe nectarine, so for about a month each summer I practically make myself sick on stone fruits.

I have more unfinished books in my collection than I care to admit (short attention span).

I swear a lot.


No, you may not have a bite of my cake.


When I’m not documenting the absurdities and heartbreak of parenthood, I’m crocheting weird hats that no one would ever wear. My freeform crochet works have been featured in blogs, craft fairs, and art magazines.

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