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!

GM Should Recall My Car

Category: Opinion Published on 21 Jul, 2014
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GM CEO Mary Barra Testifies To House Hearing On The Company's Ignition Switch Recall

People shouldn’t have to join class action lawsuits to get a car company to fix a problem they created.

Sunday Summary: My Latest Articles

Category: Entertainment, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, Random, Sex, Social Media, Travel, Writing/Blogging Published on 20 Jul, 2014
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Top stories this week from the Splice Today reading list.

Scarlet Letter Saturdays: SLS FAQ

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 19 Jul, 2014
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Stop annoying me or I’ll kill you in the sequel.

The Chesapeake Bay is Fucked

Category: Opinion Published on 14 Jul, 2014
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Here are just a few reasons the Bay is FUBAR.

Funniest Pinterest Pins (90)

Category: Funniest Pins on Pinterest, Humor Published on 11 Jul, 2014
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When I say “have a nice day,” remember that the “fucker” is silent.

Your Photographer Friend

Category: Parenting, Random Published on 08 Jul, 2014
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Moms: are you always BEHIND the camera? This is a chance to be in the photos with your kids.

Sex With Hot Tubs, Dumbass Beards and Wind Chimes

Category: Random, Sex, Writing/Blogging Published on 07 Jul, 2014
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And what a powerful stream of water it is.

The Scarlet Letter Society Chapter One

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society, Writing/Blogging Published on 26 Jun, 2014
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“She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.” –The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

No Joy In Mudville

Category: Parenting Published on 23 Jun, 2014
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On the agony of defeat- losing in the little league playoffs.

I Dream of Tiny Houses

Category: Random Published on 18 Jun, 2014
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I drool at houseboats and RVs.

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