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Smarts with a Side of Sass

English teacher by trade, smack talker by nature, Stephanie Jankowski subscribes to the mantra: Life is too short, laugh! A mother of three in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she spends way too much time caring if her kids' socks match.

Stephanie is a freelance writer for We Are Teachers, published in the bestselling parenting humor anthologies I Just Want to Be Alone, The Big Book of Parenting Tweets, and The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets, and co-directs the annual live-reading celebration of motherhood, Listen To Your Mother Pittsburgh. She also makes a mean ham barbecue, but unless you're a 'Yinzer,' that probably means nothing to you.

Her blog, When Crazy Meets Exhaustion, is full of hilariously sassy musings on being a woman, mother, and educator. Steph was famous for six seconds when her pieces I Put My Husband First and The Worst Mother I've Ever Seen went viral in 6 different countries and more than 10 languages. Her parents still think she caught the flu from the Internet.

Teacher Mom-Approved Kid Apps

Is there anything more harmful to the eardrums than the incessant whine of “Are we there yet?!” I’m pretty sure it’s a legit health hazard. To cut down on the questions and save my sanity while driving, I’ve downloaded these five Mom and Teacher-approved apps for my kids to zombie-out over. Usually, we have limits on our screen time, but if we’re on the road, the limit is out the car window!

Tips for Taking Great Photos While on Vacation

We head to the beach every summer (thankyoubabyjesus) and during our week-long stay, I’m hellbent on getting that PERFECT family picture. Only problem is I overthink it every year and we’ve yet to get THE ONE.

I’ve since realized posing my kids isn’t going to capture the essence of them. I mean, how often are kids sitting still smiling perfectly?! NEVER! I’ve decided to follow these tips for taking vacation pics from now on, and I’m confident I’ll get a frame-worthy shot!