Maria Leonard Olsen Maria Leonard Olsen is an author, attorney, TEDx speaker, podcaster, and WPFW radio show host in Washington, D.C. Her latest book is '50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life.' 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.