Helen I. Hwang Title: Freelance Writer Education: Cornell University, B.S., University of Pennsylvania, M.L.A., Northwestern University, Alternative Journalism Fellow Location: San Diego, California Helen I. Hwang is an award-winning journalist, author, and mechanical engineer. She loves writing about parenting, travel, science, and food. Helen has been publishing her work for over 20 years after a successful career in engineering. She’s lived on three continents in 16 towns, and she's the mother of two daughters. For me, family means being the backbone for our kids as they explore the world around them. Parenting can be hard and there’s no perfect formula for raising your kids. Each child is different and it’s important to be flexible and creative. 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.