Laurie Herr Title: Freelance writer Education: Andrews University, M.A., Southern Adventist University, B.A. Location: Westford, Vermont Expertise: Health Laurie Herr is an award-winning writer, editor, and team leader with 20 years of experience in creating quality health and lifestyle content for national magazines, books, and digital platforms. 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.