About Melinda

I do a little bit of everything and a lot of little things.

My passions include writing books; designing web sites and blogs; providing expert parenting commentary to TV, radio and Internet media outlets; and collaborating with companies to promote and expand brands.

Newly remarried, my husband and I have a blended family with 6 children between the ages of 8 and 14. I’ve been called an influencer in the mom blogger community and have participated in blogger events and conferences all over the damn place (I’ve been called lots of other things, too, but my favorites involve comparisons to Nora Ephron, Erma Bombeck, Bridget Jones, and Mother Theresa.).

I put this reel together when Oprah was inviting people to audition for the OWN network. I didn’t get the gig, but the video is a good sampling of what I do.

My career has spanned several industries over the last three decades. I have been a balloon vendor, a hot dog slinger, a personal secretary, a six-figure executive in charge of legal and financial compliance for a $6 billion organization, and a blogger. I’ve come full circle and am doing the things I love best: sharing stories, meeting people, trading wisdom, making others laugh, and speaking on behalf of brands or nonprofits that are good matches for my readers. We can do an event together like I did with Frigidaire and Jennifer Garner, or we can make a video or videos, like I did with Quilted Northern. I also speak at conferences, like I did at Blissdom, or the recent Roundtable on the Future of Book Publishing at the NY Public Library. I’m sure we can make it fun and a smart business arrangement for us all. Drop me a line at mindyroberts [at] me [dot] com or call me at 408-807-9123.

The Obligatory Bio

Melinda Roberts is a pioneer in the blogging community, and she founded The Mommy Blog in 2002 to capture fleeting family moments. She worked in the nonprofit sector for 12 years before focusing on her writing. She’s a key influence in the area of moms and the Internet. She flaunts her flaws and keeps her “real mom” quotient high, writing her family’s memoirs as they go along. As a single parent, she’s managed to found a design company and become a spokeswoman for the mommy blogging community. Melinda is also a founding panelist on Momversation.com and has self-published a collection of essays from the blog in her book, Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood.

She is generally recognized as an influencer in the mom blogger community, and have participated in blogger events hosted by Disney, Johnson and Johnson, Pampers, Google, and Clorox. She has also spoken at Chicks Who Click, Blissdom, Self-publishers conferences, and GMN.

 About The Mommy Blog

The Mommy Blog chronicles the life of Mindy and her children, remaining witty, sarcastic, and always engaging. The Mommy Blog is a place where Mindy reveals some of her fears and disappointments, and talks about her hopes for the future. Readers have laughed and cried along with her, finding inspiration in Mindy’s tales. Known for its wide-ranging vocabulary and sharp insight into matters both personal and global, The Mommy Blog is a showcase for Mindy’s unique spin. The Mommy Blog routinely highlights other bloggers, and has been highly featured in the mainstream media.

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