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Mary Katherine Backstrom

Christian Speaker
Mom Babble
Fort Myers Florida 33901

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"Sometimes you just have to crack the door and let a little light in."

"Sometimes you just have to crack the door and let a little light in."

Contact Information

Name Mom Babble
Website
Online Social Profiles
Location
Fort Myers, FL 33901
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 2002
  • Home Church
  • New Hope Presbyterian Church
  • Relationship to Church
  • Member of
  • Available for
  • Conferences, Keynotes, Published Author, Retreats, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Experienced (over 10 events)
  • Fee Range
  • Works with Your Budget

More About Mary Katherine Backstrom


Mary Katherine “MK” Backstrom is a popular blogger, social media personality (Mom Babble), and mother of two children ages 3 and 5. 

She frequently speaks about how to find light in the “dark ages” of parenting. Her offerings of hope and spiritual inspiration resonate with families in the trenches of new parenthood. With a hallmark Southern warmth, MK reaches her audience of exhausted parents exactly as they are: hot messes chugging cold coffee, hoping to find that elusive light at the end of the tunnel. 

Through vulnerable personal stories and hilarious parenting anecdotes, MK reveals that “the light” isn’t some elusive finish line, but rather a spark of faith which can illuminate even the hardest seasons in life.

Sharing from experiences of both Light (a quaint southern childhood, the miracle of conception, the awe of childbirth) and Darkness (childhood sexual abuse, a year long battle with PPD, breast cancer diagnosis) MK’s ability to find flickers of joy in every circumstance will come as a welcome revelation to the struggling, tired parent.

A departure from traditional Christian voices, Mary Katherine never claims to be a parenting expert or spiritual authority. Instead, she connects with readers and audiences like dear friends cozied up on a coffee date. MK’s conversational approach to speaking translates well with large audiences, as evidenced by her explosive Facebook growth in 2018. 

MK’s writing has gone viral for multiple websites, including AOL.com, Yahoo.com, Huffington Post, That’s Inappropriate, Today Show, and Scary Mommy (where she was on staff for one year, publishing over 100 essays). She recently signed a traditional publishing deal, which will be announced in April 2019. 

MK is happy to speak for audiences of varying sizes, and share the story of how her faith in Jesus "cracked the door" in her heart, letting a light pour in that saved her in the darkest of times.

Mary Katherine Backstrom Speaking Topics


Beyond Your Blog: Getting Published, Growing Your Platform, and Making Your Voice Heard on Social Media

Have you always wanted to start a blog? Are you already a blogger, but the only clicks on your writing are your Aunt Edna and her two co workers?MK shares the inside secrets of growing...


Raising Wildlings (Can You Tame Wild Children?)

MK is famous on the internet for writing about her "feral children". The term was met with mixed reviews, and while tongue in cheek, was intended to be a loving moniker. But...


Finding Christ in the Darkest Night

Mary Katherine was in second grade when the sexual abuse began. For the next eight years, she kept a dark secret that threatened to eat her spirit whole. When she finally reported...


You are More than a Mother

The trenches of new parenthood can be rough. Mary Katherine has been there. From the changes in your body to the struggles of postpartum depression, women can often feel lost in their...


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