Nicole Knepper

Nicole Knepper is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with two advanced degrees (psychology and gerontology) whose blog, "Moms who Drink and Swear," became the basis for her first book.

Nicole Knepper is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with two advanced degrees (psychology and gerontology) whose blog, "Moms who Drink and Swear," became the basis for her first book, "Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind." "Nikki," or the "Queen of Cussin," as she is known to her three quarters of a million fans in the social media, is known for her commitment to using her vast and diverse audience to raise awareness and funds for charitable organizations.

Nikki's broad knowledge base and boundless enthusiasm for educating others about mental illness and overall emotional wellness is obvious in her writing. Her unique style of weaving common sense, healthy psychology, and humor into her off-color, sometimes profanity laced blogs and stories is not for the faint of heart! Nikki's honest, nothing topic is ever off limits observations about the hilarity and heartache in life consistently draws in new readers, and has resulted in a large and army of loyal readers who identify themselves proudly as fellow moms (and dads and single people and....you get it, right?) who drink and swear.

Social Media and Mental Health

Do you have a love/hate relationship with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr, etc.? Read More

Finding Epic in the Ordinary this Mother's Day

Heroic, majestic and impressively great are the words used to define EPIC. Being a parent is daily bursts of subtle epic-ness. Read More

Personality Disorders 101

Personality disorders are hard to understand, but easy to recognize. Read More

Parenting 101: Mind Your Own Business

When you are presented with an opportunity to give unsolicited advice or information about raising kids to other parents, do you resist? Read More

Talking to Kids About Marijuana and Alcohol

As a parent, you will, at some point, need to talk about this with your child. Read More

When Should Kids Start Doing Their Own Laundry?

There is a fine line between being a martyr and a mother. At least that’s what I’ve observed watching mothers over the years. Have you heard this expression? Read More

Mom's Letter to Santa Claus

Bring noisy, ugly gifts that need six million batteries a week. I’m good with that, but do not bring anything alive into my house as a gift for either of my kids, man. Read More

What I know about parenting a teenager because I remember what it felt like

Now that I am the parent of a teenager, I find that I am spending a lot of time trying not to be a jerk in response to some of the jerk things he does. Read More

Are You Stupid Smart?

Stupid smart people are either unable or unwilling to see things from another’s perspective. Read More

Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans

I want to tell you something that will inspire you so much, you just might change a few things in your life. Read More

Crushing the Stigma of Mental Illness, One Blog Post Tirade at a Time

As recently as 40 years ago, it was typical for family members with severe mental illness to be sent away and not talked about at all. Read More

Teachable Moments

So how does a parent raise confident, independent, problem-solving, self-starting children, who are also effective communicators? Read More

What is Orthexia?

I do not suffer from orthorexia, however I know a few people who do: People who are moms. They are obsessed with healthy eating. Read More

How to Start a Blog

I receive many query emails from readers asking me how to start a blog. Read More

Being the Mom Doesn't Mean Being the Maid

For three days in a row, there has been a mess of litter on the floor of my family room. I have considered picking it up, but I haven't done it. Read More

Seeing the other side: The lovers and the haters of The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge is all the rage and I think it's awesome. Read More

I'm a little jealous of Jill Duggar

Sometimes I wish I could be a woman with the single-minded focus and dedication to one thing, giving it all my heart, feeling guilt free and never fragmented. Read More

Teenagers and Drugs: The First One Is Always Free

Like moths to a flame, teenagers are easily drawn in to the next cool thing. Whatever is trending, you can bet your kid knows a bit about it. Read More

Please tell me this stuff happens in your house too

Please tell me this kind of stuff happens at your house. Please, please, please... Read More

Advice for Married Couples: Learn to Apologize

I am a gifted apologizer. My 'sorry bout that' skills are refined and I’m quick to forgive others as well. Read More

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