Tess Lopez Title: Freelance writer Education: Florida Gulf Coast University, Regent University Location: Hampton, Virginia Tess Lopez is a freelance writer and editor for various print and digital lifestyle magazines. She has written on a wide range of topics, including parenting, business, and mental health, and has bylines in Atomic Ranch, SUCCESS, and Gulfshore Life. 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.