Kate Siegel is a New York Times best-selling author and social media guru who started the hit Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom with over 800,000 followers. Ms. Siegel’s account, which chronicles her relationship with her “Drone Mom”, has become the go to source for all things Millennial-mother-daughter. She has been featured on BuzzFeed, Elite Daily, The Huffington Post, Cosmo, Today.com, Vogue.com, in People Magazine, O Magazine and on Nightline and The Today Show, to name a few. Kate is the author of Mother, Can You Not, a book of essays inspired by her life with the woman who redefined the term “helicopter mom.”
Kate previously served as an associate producer for Condé Nast Entertainment, overseeing digital video for Teen Vogue, Bon Appétit, The New Yorker Festival, Condé Nast Traveler and Self. Prior to joining Condé Nast, Kate studied English, creative writing, and theater at Princeton University.
Kim Friedman is an Emmy-nominated director of primetime TV, including Beverly Hills 90210, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, LA Law, Hometown, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, In the House, Square Pegs, Sparks, Dynasty and Lizzie McGuire. Kim is also a distinguished theater director, having received two Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards and the honor of directing for Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival at The Public Theater. Ms. Friedman received a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater and a Masters Degree in Directing from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and is a graduate of the American Film Institute Director Program.
More recently, Kim became a viral sensation on Instagram, after her daughter began sharing screenshots of their conversations on @CrazyJewishMom. Ms. Friedman has become known for her lovable drone parenting, famous for doling out pithy advice like, “No ring on the finger, you must not linger,” and “Kegels Before Bagels!”