Mary McCarthy


About Mary

Meet Your Pajamas and Coffee Blogger

(contact: marytmccarthy (at)

I'm Mary McCarthy- better known as marymac. I've been a professional writer for nearly 20 years, including work in the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Victorian Homes magazine, many regional magazines in Maryland (two as Editor: What's Up Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Family) and several newspaper humor columns ('Quite Contrary' for Frederick Gazette and Centreville Record Observer). I started this blog in 2008 because I wanted a place of my own to use unlimited profanity while wearing pajamas and drinking coffee.

I'm currently an editor at Splice Today and I write a weekly column for Want2Dish. I'm also a contributing Katie's Crew blogger at I have appeared on The Today Show and ABC TV News' Moms Get Real with JuJu Chang. I've appeared as a speaker at national conferences including BlogHer ('10, '12), BloggyCon ('11, '12), and the regional Bay to Ocean Writers Conference ('10, '11, '12, '13).

Also: I'm a mother of four kids ranging in age from 18-7. I live on Maryland's Eastern Shore. I served on my local town council from 2004-2007, including a year as Centreville Town Council President, which is the equivalent of "Mayor" but we don't call it that because we are a weird little town. I enjoy Single Barrel Jack Daniels, Slim Jims, Ms. Pac Man and the reflection of the moonlight on the Chesapeake Bay.

I am the author of The Scarlet Letter Society, my first novel. I recently signed with my literary agent, the fab Myrsini Stephanides of the Carol Mann Agency in New York City.

Find me on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday Summary: My Latest Articles

Category: Entertainment, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, Random, Sex, Social Media, Travel, Writing/Blogging Published on 19 Oct, 2014
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Top stories this week from the Splice Today reading list.

The Scarlet Letter Society PRINT DATE Announced!

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 18 Oct, 2014
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SLS book cover

My book is going to be a book.

Dicks in a Chick Flick

Category: Entertainment Published on 13 Oct, 2014
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“The penis is in there! It’s IMAX penis! You’ve gotta pay 15 bucks to see it in 3D… it’s better in 3D.” -Ben Affleck

Bloody Mary

Category: Random Published on 06 Oct, 2014
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Everyone has an embarrassing period story. Here’s mine.

Mom at a Concert

Category: Entertainment, Parenting Published on 29 Sep, 2014
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Iggy Azalea was fun even if I felt like a dinosaur.

Funniest iPhone 6 Pinterest Pins, E-cards and Memes

Category: Funniest Pins on Pinterest, Humor Published on 26 Sep, 2014
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Sorry your new iPhone is more flexible than your wireless plan.

As Parents, We Are The Giving Tree

Category: Parenting Published on 22 Sep, 2014
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Is there ever an end to the taking?

The Shame of Losing a House

Category: Opinion Published on 15 Sep, 2014
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Walking away doesn’t mean forgetting.

Funniest Pinterest Pins of the Week (92)

Category: Funniest Pins on Pinterest, Humor Published on 12 Sep, 2014
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I can tell by your laugh we won’t get along.

Happy Birthday, Bobby

Category: Parenting Published on 08 Sep, 2014
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I liked the true story baseball movies.

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