Zara Hanawalt

Zara Hanawalt

Zara Hanawalt is a freelance journalist and mother of twins. In addition to her writing for Parents, she's also covered entertainment, women's health, style, and culture for outlets like Marie Claire, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. She can typically be found filing a story or chasing after her children — or, most likely, doing both simultaneously.

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Why You Can't Eat During Labor—But Maybe Should
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Stop Warning New and Expectant Parents to 'Just Wait'—There's a Better Way
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Pregnant Redditor Shares Answers to Rude Questions She Gets
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It's Time to Dispel the Myth of 'Having It All'
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Pictures of Mastitis Go Viral for an Important Reason
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This Mom Is Normalizing 'Being Normal' on TikTok and We're So Here for It
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Neighbor Insists Mom's Playdate Turkey Sandwiches Aren't Good Enough for Her Kids
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Transgender Man Gives Birth to Healthy Baby
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Doula vs. Midwife: The Differences and How to Choose
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Co-Worker Insists Reddit Mom Remove Kids' Drawings From Shared Office Because It's 'Unprofessional'
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How Many Calories Do You Burn Breastfeeding?
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TikTok Hack Gives Parents a Genius Way to Repurpose Their Kids' Old Onesies
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The Unexpected Danger in Leaving Infants in Car Seats Too Long
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This Look Inside the Human Body During Pregnancy Is Fascinating
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Nausea Medications for Morning Sickness During Pregnancy
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Want to Hear Your Baby's Heartbeat at Home? There's an App for That
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There's a New Blippi Actor and Parents Were Not Amused
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Babies Who Are Walking Too Early May Be Destined For Success
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Incredible TikTok Video Shows What It Really Takes to Breastfeed Triplets
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Nanny Shares Ridiculous Job Posting From Family With 'Bonkers' List of Duties
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Reddit Post Goes Viral With Expectant Parents: 'Being Pregnant Doesn't Make My Body Public Property'
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 02: Elon Musk attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Elon Musk's In-Person Work Comments Are the Opposite of What Families Need Right Now
Hispanic Millennial Mother Overwhelmed With Piles of Baby Clothes
Reddit Thread Inspires a Conversation About the Internalized Pressures Of Being a Stay-at-Home Parent—We Need To Normalize Supporting Them