Writer, editor, and content consultant. I'm currently a consulting editor at Scholastic. Prior: senior editor at Parents magazine and health editor at Shape and Fitness magazines. My work has been published in Parents, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, Scholastic, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among other publications.
COMPUTERS: Teach students about the language and history of code, then try free coding activities from Google's CSFirst.
PROFILES: How students are using digital skills to make a difference
SCIENCE: How a team of aerospace engineers built a drone to withstand Arctic elements to track the loss of sea ice and its effect on polar bears
STYLES: Cure for the empty nest or parental monitoring gone awry? Jenny Tananbaum was at home in New Jersey one Saturday morning last September when she noticed a flurry of activity in the Facebook group she had joined for parents of students at American University in Washington, D.C., where her son was a freshman.
TECH: Cybersecurity smarts, and profiles of professionals in the field
CAREERS: These ELA/life skills lessons and activities introduce middle schoolers to future careers and apprenticeships they can aspire to.
HEALTH INVESTIGATION: Could a sudden change in behavior be caused by something as routine as strep throat? A report about a controversial, pediatric neuropsychiatric disorder that's caught the attention of the National Institute of Mental Health.
FEATURE WRITING (FOLIO AWARD WINNER): A sensitively written article about parents who learned, more than they imagined possible, about loving their children for who they are.
SERVICE: Fresh grade-by-grade advice for school lunches, smooth organization, and more
FEATURE WRITING: A thought-provoking article about why it can benefit us and our children if we're (a little) less hands on
ESSAY: "This is the year it's going to hit you, with the weight of an orthodontist's bill, that your kid has become a big kid."
HEALTH/SCIENCE: Slow? Fast? Important? Irrelevant? We break down the facts on the ultimate weight-loss buzzword: metabolism.
TREND PIECE: Moms have *opinions* about what they drive
THREE-PART SERIES (HEALTH INFORMATION AWARD WINNER): You and your family can get fitter, healthier, and happier in just three months.
PROFILE: As we celebrate National Foster Care Month in May, grab some tissues and read the story of Lacey Dunkin, who adopted six (six!) sisters. When Lacey Dunkin first thought about becoming a mother, she saw one thing in her future: boys.
SERVICE/HUMOR: We have the antidotes to Groundhog Day Syndrome, where every day of parenting young children seems exactly the same.
SPECIAL EDITION: Editor of this 96-page bookazine about health and wellness https://amzn.to/2SIKPL6
SPECIAL REPORT (MIN AWARD WINNER): An investigative feature about "parenting vigilantes" and the rise of reporting "bad parenting" to authorities
SERVICE FEATURE: The working mom's practical, spirited handbook for navigating the personal and the professional.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT (MIN AWARD WINNER): A special report about the current climate of fear and its impact on American childhoods
TREND PIECE: How does "oversharenting" affect us as parents? And what is it doing to our kids?
SPECIAL REPORT: A few of the exciting changes in technological and outdoor play that could be in your family's near future.