Christa Hogan Christa Hogan studied journalism and creative writing at North Carolina State University and has written for magazines and corporations for the nearly two decades since. She is a 500 RYT yoga instructor, author of fifteen nonfiction children's books, and former foster parent. Christa writes about parenting, lifestyle, and wellness, and lives in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. When not writing and teaching, she's hiking and traveling with her husband, their three boys, and a hairy labradoodle named Charlie. 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.