Natalie Gontcharova Natalie Gontcharova is an experienced reporter and editor who focuses on the policies and cultural trends surrounding parenting and family life. She lives in Old Town Alexandria, VA, with her husband, baby son, and a barky Pomeranian named Latte. 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.