Hi, I'm Jill, and I've got issues.

I've got a ton of issues, actually, and I'm pretty sure you do too. So let's use this space to open up about hard stuff – the parts of life we don't usually talk openly about, and the parts we really should. I'm so glad you're here.


who we are

Jill Smokler is a New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur who became an authentic voice for millions of imperfect moms through her Webby award winning blog, Scary Mommy. Launched in 2008, Scary Mommy began as a chronicle of Jill’s stay-at-home days with her children and quickly transformed into a vibrant community of women brought together by a common theme — parenting doesn’t have to be perfect.


Over the next eight years, without advertising dollars and on a shoestring budget, Jill and her team provided the destination for high quality, humorous, sharable parenting content. In 2015 with millions of followers, three books and the top parenting site in the country, Jill became the first “mommy blogger” to sell her brand to a media company. After three years acting as Chief Content Officer, Jill departed in 2018.


Forbes Magazine named Jill a Top Ten Parenting Influencer and she has been a featured guest on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, Fox and Friends and countless other media outlets. Jill is also a frequent guest speaker at a variety of media and women-centric conferences and events. ​ ​ ​ ​


she's got issues  is co-founded by Keira Shein. With 20 years experience in Corporate America leading brands and communications, Keira is an expert storyteller and innovator. A trusted advisor to CEOs and entrepreneurs through times of change, she has taken three companies public, supported 15 corporate mergers & acquisitions and helped entrepreneurial teams secure more than $400M in seed and venture funding.

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