About FamilyParent

Information you can trust

FamilyParent was created as an easy way for busy moms, dads, and families to find up-to-date, reliable information from experts, without endless internet searches.

Our goal is simple: to support every child’s development and growth by providing a quality resource for parents.

Our team of pediatricians, midwives, doctors, dietitians, and other experts are here to share their knowledge with you – for free.

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A promise from all of us to you

We reject myths, scaremongering, and rumors that spread easily online. Our articles are evidence-based, and backed by science.

We don’t forget the fun side, either, with plenty of practical, real-life tips from parents who have already been there, done that.

From conception through every major milestone, if you’re looking for answers about feeding or sleep, potty training or discipline, pregnancy or baby milestones, we’ve got you covered!

Who We Are

FamilyParent’s content is created by experts in the field who are passionate about helping others grow into confident parents. Here are just some of our writers, medical reviewers and contributors:

Elizabeth Sterling, MA, CLC

Senior Editor

Elizabeth is a journalist and energetic mom of three. She has a Certification in Nutrition and Lifestyle during Pregnancy from the LM University of Munich and is a certified life coach.

Sarah Thompson, RD

Registered Dietitian

Sarah has over 20 years’ experience working in both clinical and community settings, across three States. One of her many specialisms is maternal health.

Shannon Evans

Writer and Mom of Two

Shannon Evans is a freelance writer and editor living in sunny Florida with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she likes to read, bake, ride her bike, and drink endless amounts of tea.

Gordon Stewart, MD

Medical Reviewer

Dr. Stewart is a medical doctor who has been working in the Midwestern US for over two decades. He has three children, which inspire his interest in pediatric and maternal care.

Shandra Williams

Writer & Mom of Four

Shandra Williams is a mother of four and lives in Kentucky with husband Calvin. She has been a nursing assistant for over ten years, but now she’s working from home as a writer so that she can spend more time with her kids.

Our Process and Editorial Standards

Our editorial policy is:

  • Provide quality information with links to reliable, impartial medical professionals, scientific papers, and government publications.
  • Include clear, “real life” information rather than vague general advice
  • Build upon existing advice given to parents, particularly new parents
  • Eradicate false information (“fake news”), and provide accurate answers supported by reputable research.
  • Continually review and update content in response to the latest news and research findings

Family Parent is for informational and educational purposes only. This website is not a substitute for medical or professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment.