About FamilyEducation's Authors

Erica Loop

Parenting Writer

Erica is an experienced parenting and education writer, with an M.S. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.

Erin Ollila

Co-Founder of Spry Literary Journal

Erin Ollila believes in the power of words and how a message can inform – and even transform – its intended audience. She graduated from Fairfield University with an M.F.A.

Gavin de Becker

Author and Security Specialist

Gavin de Becker is widely regarded as our nation's leading expert on the prediction and management of violence.

Heidi Butler

Writer & Award-Winning Meteorologist

Heidi Butler is an experienced writer, an award-winning meteorologist, and the mom of a sweet baby boy.

Henry Bernstein, M.D.

Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Director of Primary Care at Boston Children's Hospital

Henry Bernstein, M.D., is currently the associate chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and the director of Primary Care at Children's Hospital, Boston.

Isabel Shaw

Homeschooling Advisor

Isabel Shaw is a freelance writer and homeschooling mom of 15 years. She and her husband Ray homeschool their two daughters, Jessica and Amanda.

Jacqueline Weiss


Jacqueline Weiss is a blogger, freelance writer and social media consultant based in Los Angeles. A graduate of Emerson college, she is passionate about wellness, fitness, and beauty.

Jess Faraday

Freelance Writer

Jess Faraday is a writer, a certified teacher, and a parent. She enjoys writing about family life, arts and crafts, and pets.

Dr. John Arden

Author and PhD, ABPP

John Arden, PhD, ABPP is the Author of 15 books (translated into 20 languages) including Brain2Brain, The Brain Bible, Rewire Your Brain, and Brain-Based Therapy with Adults.

Julie Mason

Contributor & Instructional Coaching Expert

Julie Mason brings an expertise in blended and personalized learning, instructional coaching, and curriculum design to the role.

Kate Wehr

Writer and Journalist

Kate Wehr is a Montana-based small-business owner who was working from home before it was cool.

KJ Barber

Freelance Writer

A few years ago, Kathy was able to develop and nurture her longtime passion for writing and turned that into a career.