The pandemic has highlighted so much inequality across the nation, and one area that has been particularly troubling is how some families lost access to green space and nature during locksdowns. I spoke to parents and experts for The New York Times about this topic. Article artwork by Wesley Allsbrook.
In this piece for the New York Times Parenting section, I interviewed occupational therapists, psychologists, and developmental behavioral pediatricians to ascertain just what is SPD, and what can it be indicative of.
In this piece for Healthline, I interviewed multiple families about how their race, class, and education affected their experience with healthcare in America.
I received overwhelming response to this essay for On Parenting in the Washington Post, which was then syndicated in The Independent. Parents were overwhelmed with relief at feeling seen and heard, and one woman let me know that she stood sobbing in the security line at LaGuardia after reading this essay. This is one of... Continue Reading →
In this essay for The New York Times Well Family, I talk about my feelings as a working mother of four, and reflect on my own experience of having a working mother as a child.
In this well-received piece I explore the stigma of CTE and vocational education in a changing job market when exploring trades may benefit students over a traditional college education.
In this piece for The Atlantic I examine how millennial parents are preserving memories in the digital age. Lest we lose our memories to "the cloud," we need to be intentional about our preservation.
I conducted a series of interviews with the Somali Bantu refugee in Pittsburgh for Public Source. This is the first installment, the story of Fatuma Muya and Dadiri Malambo.
In this humorous reported piece for Romper- which is one of my favorite I have ever written- I explore why kids love stinky stuffed animals and just what happens when they are lost at some of the busiest places.
In this reported piece for the Washington Post, I interviewed families and adoption professionals about open adoption after foster care. I included biological parent, adoptee, and adoptive parent voices.
In my first piece in my regular contributor role for Niche.com, an education and community building site, I interviewed parents and teachers about what happens when we look beyond the test scores.