Maria Malin biography
Updated: May 18, 2011 11:33AM
Maria Malin of Lake Forest loves being a "21st Century Mom" and writing about it in the Lake Forester. The Pioneer Press "21st Century Mom" columnist has enjoyed sharing the common thread of modern-day parenting with her readers since 2005. With topics from the mundane to the profound to the many hilarious aspects of motherhood today, Maria evokes an "everymom" voice to her writing, clearly resonating with her loyal audience.
Maria Malin, born and raised in Chicago, was a big fan of the famed Erma Bombeck in her youth, and found Bombeck's satirical style one that she emulated as the features and satires editor of her high school newspaper.
Maria's lifelong love of writing took on its most serious tone after the accidental death of her eleven year-old son, Steven, in 2003. After this life-altering loss, Maria's writing became a therapeutic outlet for her, subsequently turning years of journaling into the published book (BookSurge/Amazon, 2009), "When You Just Can't Say Good-bye, Don't - A Mother's Personal Journey After Losing a Child," offering hope when parents have been given the most hopeless news imaginable. Today, Maria Malin combines a continued love of writing about life, parenting and a genuine approach to living with motivational speaking and certified grief assistance for others who have lost a significant loved one in their life. Maria can be reached at email@example.com.