Lauren Barbagallo Title: Freelance writer Education: University of Massachusetts Lauren Barbagallo is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on numerous websites, including New Jersey Monthly Magazine, Boston Magazine, Best of New Jersey, and VegNews. She also writes web and newsletter copy for numerous clients. 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.