Kristen Howerton

Kristen is a licensed marriage and family therapist, mom of four children—who arrived into her life within four years via birth and adoption—and the founder of the blog Rage Against the Minivan. There, you might find musings about the impact of the skinny jean on Kristen’s self-esteem, her tendency to spill food on her laptop, and her inappropriate crush on Jon Stewart. She also indulges in sleep-deprived rants about parenting, poop, adoption, politics, race, religion, social justice, and various other subjects that her mother warned her not to discuss in public.

In addition to writing for her own blog, Kristen is a regular contributor to Disney’s parenting site Babble as well as to The Huffington Post, Lifetime Moms, and Mommyish.

In the spring of 2010, Kristen lost her long and passionate battle against the minivan. It now sits in her driveway covered in crushed cheerios and remnants of her self-esteem.