Amanda Smith Amanda Smith is an Australian freelance journalist, cultural commentator, and copywriter. She lives just outside New York City. Her work is found in Business Insider, VICE, News Corp, Singapore Airlines, Travel+Leisure, and Food&Wine. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.