Marsha Takeda-Morrison Marsha Takeda-Morrison is a writer and art director living in Los Angeles. She frequently covers food, parenting and pop culture and has interviewed the likes of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba and Dita Von Teese. While she spends a lot of time in Hollywood, she has never had plastic surgery, been on a reality show or given birth to an actor’s child. Yet. Experience I have been a freelance writer and blogger since 2005. I started off creating content for my personal blog, Sweatpantsmom, where I chronicled my life in L.A. with my husband and two daughters. I went on to write about parenting and family life for various outlets. I also contribute to other educational, travel and lifestyle websites, covered pop culture and entertainment and conducted celebrity interviews.My first career was as an art director and designer. I started my own design firm in at the age of 22, with the Los Angeles news division of NBC as my first client. I ran this business for 12 years; in addition to NBC, major clients included E! Entertainment, HBO, Capitol Records and Sony Music. Education California State University, Long Beach 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.