About Us

Your parenting journey is going to be wild and wonderful. And wherever you are on the parenting rollercoaster – up or down – we’re here to accept, support, and guide you.

Parenthood is wholehearted joy one moment and excruciating, bleary-eyed anguish the next. You want to be the best you can be for your child. But meeting his needs, providing opportunities, and nurturing his healthy development can feel overwhelming. From personal experience, we get it.

To that end, we bring you straightforward, actionable advice from mothers, fathers, and child healthcare experts. Let’s simplify parenting, together. That way, you make the best decisions for you and your family.

We The Parents covers all ages and stages of family life – from conception through birth, and from baby to teen. We are warmly inclusive of all parents, all children, and all families.

We hope that you will find sustenance and inspiration in our parent-driven content and resources.

Parents, let’s do this!

The We The Parents Team

What you can expect from us

Your parenting choices are some of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. And yet finding trustworthy advice isn’t easy. Online parenting talk can be a cacophony of dogmatic opinions and unsubstantiated hearsay.

Our mission is to cut through the noise and bring you safe, reliable, and accurate information battle-tested by real parents.

We know that trust is earned, and so we’d like to share how we do things at We The Parents.

Our editorial process

The We The Parents editorial team is made up of writers and journalists who are also parents. This means there’s a good chance that they’ve been in your position and probably asked similar questions. You can expect them to communicate with empathy and consideration for your circumstances and viewpoint.

All our writers and contributors are vetted and trained to produce comprehensive, balanced, honest, and thoroughly researched content of the highest quality.

Where appropriate our content is rigorously reviewed and fact-checked by our team of hand-picked medical reviewers. These are trained experts or professionals in fields such as medicine, pediatrics, dietetics, mental health, and holistic well-being. They ensure uncompromising accuracy and topical freshness.

Empathy and inclusivity first

Parenting is hard, and no one wants to feel judged. So we don’t do it.

Yes, we all do things differently, but these are details. As parents, however, the common ground we share is vast.

We The Parents works hard to nurture a culture of empathy and inclusivity. Wherever you are at in your parenting journey, and whatever your beliefs, hunches, or intuitions, we are there with you.

You’ll notice that we use caring and considered language. We seek to understand our readers’ perspectives before communicating with warmth and respect.

References, sources, and citations

We work very hard to create accurate, up-to-date, and science-backed content. For this reason, we have strict guidelines that direct the information we place on We The Parents. Each article is comprehensively researched using authoritative and trustworthy sources, such as reputable scientific journals, government agencies, medical associations, and academic institutions. Where we make claims, highlight studies, or reference statistics, we link to primary sources.

Meet our team

All of our expert writers, editors, and product reviewers are parents, like you. They draw on lived experience to produce content that is relevant, relatable, and of practical value in your life.

Whenever we write about topics that may impact you or your family’s physical, mental, or psychological health, we work strictly alongside our team of medical reviewers to ensure the content is safe, reliable, and evidence-based.

Our parent experts

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Natalie Grant is a mother of three, a veteran preschool teacher, and a classically trained oboist to boot! She is also co-founder of We The Parents where she creates warm and witty content to help fellow parents navigate their family journey.

Matthew Haines

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Matthew Haines is the father of 4-year-old pro scootering prodigy, Krazy Kai. He's a dad with expert knowledge of kids' scooters, how to encourage young athletes in a healthy way, and how to keep children safe during extreme sports.

Heather Kate

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Heather Kate is a poet, writer, artist, and author of "We Are Motherhood". She is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing. As a mother of two, much of her work is focused on women’s rights and parenting equality.

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Father-of-three turned content creator and entrepreneur, Kumar Grant is the co-founder of We The Parents. He is passionate aboute creating honest, useful, and expertly researched content for fellow parents. Researching and reviewing for We The Parents, he is able to combine his BSc Physics degree with his geeky obssession for toys and gadgets. With the help of his littlies, he has a little too much fun testing and writing about the products, gear, and playthings that families (apparently) need.

Emily Polash

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Emily Polash is a warm, witty, and insightful parenting writer. She's also an awesome mom to four young kids, two cats, one anxious dog, and seventeen chickens.

Neve Spicer

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Neve is a writer, editor, veteran preschool teacher, and mother of three. When she's not testing the limits of parental sleep deprivation, she's turning her kitchen into a craft cave or science lab.

Phyllis Steward

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Super-Grandma and Super-Mom, Phyllis Stewart is a warm, witty, and wise woman who brings a wealth of life experience to our editorial team. Phyll has an expert understanding of mental health, relationship, and parenting.

Our medical reviewers

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, MD

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett is a board certified pediatrician. After 19 years of providing clinical care, she has stepped into the role of consultant and advocate, helping patients and families navigate social and medical programs that are intended to serve them. Dr. Poinsett is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Sarah Schulze, RN, NP, CBC

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Sarah Schulze, RN, NP, has more than a decade of diverse experience, including critical care, surgery, pediatrics, and mental health. She is a certified lactation consultant, and her areas of focus are breastfeeding, nutrition, and adolescent mental health. She is passionate about helping socioeconomically disadvantaged patients obtain and understand proper health care.

Dr. Leah Alexander, MD, FAAP

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Dr. Leah Alexander, MD, FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician who began her career at New Jersey's Elizabeth Pediatric Group in 2000. She has worked in both office and hospital settings, and has acted as both a teacher and a mentor to pediatric residents. Dr. Alexander has been practicing at Pediatricare Associates of New Jersey since 2005. She received a BA in Health Science from Kalamazoo College and a Doctor of Medicine from Michigan State University. She has served as a virtual pediatric consultant for HealthTap, providing consultations through video chats and private messaging. Her specialties are general pediatrics and clinical care, though she also has expertise in practice management. She is a writer and editor of online medical content, primarily focusing on early childhood care and behavior.

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Dr. Alex Kolb, Pharm.D, R.Ph. is a licensed pharmacist practicing in the long term care sector. A 2016 graduate of the University of New England College of Pharmacy, Dr. Kolb is experienced in retail pharmacy, acute care, and consultation services.

Kimberly Peven, RN, MPH

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Kimberly Peven, RN, MPH, has more than a decade of experience studying public health and demographics in low and middle income countries. She served for nearly two years in the Peace Corps in Cameroon as she obtained her Master of Public Health degree, and has received a certificate in Management of Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies from Boston University.

Caitlin Goodwin, MSN, CNM, RN

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Caitlin Goodwin, MSN, CNM, RN is a certified nurse-midwife and medical writer with over 12 years of experience in labor and delivery. She holds MSN degrees in both Clinical Nurse Leadership and Nurse-Midwifery and has experience delivering babies in both hospital and birth center settings. Caitlin Goodwin, MSN, CNM, RN is a certified nurse-midwife and medical writer with over 12 years of experience in labor and delivery. She holds MSN degrees in both Clinical Nurse Leadership and Nurse-Midwifery and has experience delivering babies in both hospital and birth center settings.

Dr. Denys Tsveiuk, MD

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Dr. Denys Tseviuk, MD, is a nutrition consultant and coach specializing in nutrition, naturopathy, functional medicine, neuroscience, and holistic health. In addition to his practice as a health consultant and integrative medicine doctor, he's pursuing a Master Nutrition Consultant designation from the CNM college of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Harshi Dhingra, MD

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Dr. Harshi Dhingra, MD, is a licensed medical doctor specialized in pathology. She has worked as a research reviewer for the Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology, and the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. Her areas of expertise include cytology, histopathology, and hematopathology.

Jennifer Schlette, RN, MSNED

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Jennifer Schlette, RN, MSNED has 15 years of experience as a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse. She earned her RN and MSNED degrees at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, where she served for a time as Director of Undergraduate Nursing Education. Her specialties are maternity, obstetrics nursing, and pediatrics nursing.

Katelyn Holt, RN, BSN, BC

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Katelyn Holt, RN, BSN, BC is a cardiology nurse and medical writer with nine years of experience in cardiac and medical-surgical care. She holds a BS in medical biology in addition to her BSN. She's passionate about patient education and women's health, especially pertaining to lactation education and support. Katelyn's dual degrees have given her a strong background in medical research. She's passionate about patient education, and feels strongly about the importance of helping patients understand the health care system in order to better achieve their goals. Her role as a mother of two has given her a passion for women's health, lactation education, and support. She currently focuses on providing peer support to mothers, intending to eventually pursue the role of lactation consultant.

Pat Bass, MD

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Dr. Pat Bass is a board-certified general internist and pediatrician at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He is an active physician, teacher, and researcher who has also worked as a freelance medical writer for Verywell Family, HealthDay, and Everyday Health.

Dr. Kimberly Langdon, MD

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Dr. Kimberly Langdon, MD, is a retired board-certified OB/GYN with 19 years of clinical experience. She has delivered more than 2,000 babies during her career, during which she specialized in minimally invasive procedures and menstrual disorders including endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. She now invents and patents medical devices.

Our policies

Advertising on Our Site

We receive funding from advertising and affiliate partnerships. This enables us to create, sustain, and grow our team of truly excellent writers, researchers, and experts. They in turn get to focus on what they love: creating reliable, honest, and quality content that cuts through the noise.

It’s fundamental to We The Parents’ mission that our voice remains truly autonomous and independent. That’s why we never accept sponsorship or take money from brands to promote their products. We make the distinction between ads and editorial content clear and easy to see. This includes any time we will earn a commission from a product we recommend.

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Our Privacy Policy

Like you, we are concerned about the widespread collection and use of personal data. We have designed our website to request as little personal data as possible. Any that you agree to share we then protect, keeping it private and secure.

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Terms of Use

The content that We The Parents’ creates is for informational purposes only. We do not give legal or healthcare advice. Do not take anything on We The Parents’ as advice about your personal situation or specific circumstances. If you need legal or healthcare advice, always seek the advice of your doctor or a suitably qualified professional licensed to practice where you live. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 straight away.

We The Parents’ encourages a culture of warmth, inclusivity, and diversity. We discourage disrespectful, hurtful, or belittling behavior of any kind. This code of conduct applies to our team and we ask the same of everyone who engages and interacts on this website.

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