Maya Polton Maya is a New Jersey-based writer with over 15 years of experience in digital media and communications. She specializes in family, food, and lifestyle content.Maya lives with her husband, three kids, many fish, and a lizard. Maya has her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Tufts University and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. 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.