Angela Garbes began writing for the Seattle newsweekly the Stranger in 2006 and became a staff writer in 2014. Her piece The More I Learn about Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am is the publication's most-read piece in its twenty-four-year history, and the genesis of this book. Garbes is an experienced public speaker, frequent radio commentator, and event moderator. She grew up in a food-obsessed, immigrant Filipino household and now lives in Seattle with her husband and two children. Like a Mother is her first narrative book.