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. 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.