Jackie Ann Ruiz Jackie Ann Ruiz is a writer, illustrator, mother, and performer. A native New Yorker, she co-hosted the podcast "Best Friends, However" with Eliot Glazer and performed at BAM and UCB before relocating to Richmond, VA with her family. 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.