From the Mommy Files…

Maria A. Karamitsos presents From the Mommy Files…

Allow me to introduce myself…

I’m a writer, mother of two girls and one angel baby. My husband and I share a love for our Greek heritage and culture. We’re foodies and we love a good glass of wine.

I’d always loved to write, but never thought of it as a career. After earning two degrees in marketing, and 15 years in the field, it seemed that the last few years brought a layoff each year; companies closed or departments were eliminated. Now what?

Reinvented as a writer…

In 2005, after managing marketing for several area Greek organizations, I’d developed relationships with the staff at The Greek Star. Through this, purely by accident, I found myself writing a bi-weekly column, called “Sto Kentro,” about things to do in Greek Chicago. By January 2006, I became the associate editor and senior writer. It’s been my regular gig ever since.

More publishing credits…

I’ve contributed to 3 books. Greektown Chicago: Its History, Its Recipes; The Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook, and the inaugural Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal.

Over the years, I’ve contributed to GreekCircle magazine, The National Herald;; and Harlots Sauce Radio.

From the Mommy Files…

Born in 2010, this blog initially was a humorous look at the chaos that ensued following the birth of my second child. My earlier posts were more tongue-in-cheek, but the content has evolved, just like my life. I took a hiatus due to health issues (mine and my parents’), but now I’m back!

What will you find here?

I write about my life. I’ll be sharing stories as a woman, who according to my eldest, has 5 kids from different generations: my parents, the two girls, and our angel baby–bet you thought she’d have said Daddy! LOL; striving to be the best wife and friend she can be; trying to uplift others; and of course, pursuing her writing career. You know, the highs and lows of life.

Got kids? Got older parents? Got a spouse? Got a dream? We’ll share it all here. You might be going through the same things. You may learn something new. You might even share a suggestion with me! Let’s help each other! Because life didn’t come with instruction manuals!






7 Responses to "Maria A. Karamitsos presents From the Mommy Files…"

I wish I was an octupus too. That is so true, we need many arms.
Us mothers don’t realize how much we really do.
I loved hearing about your background.
Look forward to reading more.

Just blowing some in between class time on Stumbleupon and I found your article . Not normally what I prefer to learn about, but it was definitely worth my time. Thanks.

As a fellow Greek (half-Greek but the stronger half) woman living in the US, I love reading news, updates and articles about Greece. Especially at times like this since Greece isn’t go through it’s best time! Would love to exchange ideas too…

Welcome Monica! When I saw the “Monniemou” I wondered if you were Greek! I will be posting about our Greek Easter celebration soon. Stay in touch!


Just added the Mommy Files to my blog roll at

– Joe

Hi Maria,
I love your words and as I read through your experience,I thought that may be you can be of a great help to me as being my first time writing a book.I’m trying to read through all the process how to editing,marketing, and publishing a book,but as you mentioned about the review also and all your experience,I’ll ask you kindly to stand with me on this writing Journey.For sure I would have been done with books long time,because I have been writing since young but didn’t know what to do.I believe everything has it’s right time and right people.Who knows? Thanks

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