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.

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Back to School Tears of Joy

Category: Parenting Published on 25 Aug, 2014
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Don’t let the school bus door hit you on the ass.

Sunday Summary: My Latest Articles

Category: Entertainment, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, Random, Sex, Social Media, Travel, Writing/Blogging Published on 24 Aug, 2014
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Top stories this week from the Splice Today reading list.

Scarlet Letter Saturdays: First Book Party, New Review

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 23 Aug, 2014
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Which Hollywood actresses should play the novel’s three main characters?

Funniest Ice Bucket Challenge Memes

Category: Funniest Pins on Pinterest Published on 22 Aug, 2014
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What if the ice bucket challenge was created by companies that sell bagged ice?

My Cryaking Journey

Category: Random, Sea Glass Published on 18 Aug, 2014
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Bring it, stormy weather.

Parents Are Mortal

Category: Opinion Published on 11 Aug, 2014
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But Frank Sinatra tunes are forever.

Scarlet Letter Saturdays: News and Reviews

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 09 Aug, 2014
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“Fantastically written, beautifully plotted with warm, feisty and inspiring characters, this is definitely one to recommend to a friend.”

The Airplane Test

Category: Entertainment Published on 04 Aug, 2014
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What kind of parent you are can be measured in 80s film quotes your kids know.

Sea Glass Hunting

Category: Sea Glass Published on 30 Jul, 2014
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There’s nothing more peaceful than searching for treasure on a deserted beach.

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.

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