Joy Netanya Thompson Joy Netanya Thompson is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in What's Up Moms, Kveller, Motherwell, Coffee + Crumbs, and elsewhere. She is the author of the newsletter Midweek Joy. 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.