Michele Herman Title: Freelance writer Education: Skidmore College, B.A., Columbia University, MFA Location: New York, New York Michele Herman is an award-winning writer, poet, novelist, and teacher who spent years as a regular contributor to Metropolis, Photo District News, and Family Life, and published features in AdWeek, American Baby, American Heritage, Child, Elle Décor, FamilyFun, New York Magazine, School Library Journal and many other national magazines. 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.