Ilana Wiles is a former advertising creative director. She worked for more than 15 years creating TV commercials and ad campaigns for international brands such as Oreo and Diet Coke before starting the blog Mommy Shorts in her spare time. By November 2013, the blog was so popular she was able to quit her day job. Aside from giving advice and sharing stories on her blog (and being an expert at creating viral content), she is the mother of two girls. Wiles lives in downtown Manhattan with her husband and children.