ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emeri B. Montgomery is a wife, a mom and a senior editor at MSN. She has worked at Microsoft for nine years.
She came to MSN after an extensive career at newspapers, including Newsday, The Baltimore Sun and The Chicago Tribune.
You can read about her journalistic journey in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings.
Emeri is a native of Lake Charles, La., who loves the New Orleans Saints, Cajun food and watching "Grease 2" (or any musical) on repeat.
She is a graduate of Grambling State University and received her master's in journalism from the University of Maryland.
When she is not chasing down breaking news, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Robert, and their tiny human, Amaya Grace.