Karen Michele Flynn started The Extra Housewife Cleaning in 2003.  Always up for the challenge of a mess to tackle, she used this trait to set up a lifestyle of self-employment that weathered her rollercoaster life of the demands, aspirations, and responsibilities of being a single mom with four kids.

She currently lives in an old house in Scotia, NY with two very vocal, always shedding dogs, and her wonderful husband, Steve.