Erin Mantz is a parenting writer, Creator and Editor of the Gen X Girls Grow Up blog and Editor of the book Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out (Motivational Press 2015). Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Chicken Soup for the Soul Parenting, Huffington Post, Washington Parent Magazine, the New York Post, Suburban Misfit Mom, Manifest Station and more. She also served as Editor-at-Large for Washington Parent magazine. She currently works in communications. She grew up in Chicago and resides in the Washington, DC area with her two sons, ages 16 and 20, and crazy Cocker Spaniel.