Margaret Hetherman Margaret Hetherman is an independent journalist, fueled by life's curiosities and a passion for science and the environment. In addition to writing regularly for Parents.com, her work can be found in The Washington Post, Scientific American, New York Daily News, Gothamist, The Independent UK, PBS affiliates, GO Magazine and many more. She holds an MFA from New York University, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. Margaret resides in Brooklyn, NY and is the proud mom of one amazing teen. 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.