About FamilyEducation's Authors

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.

Kristina Cappetta

Freelance Writer and Children’s Author

Kristina is a freelance writer with a BA in Communications. She is a former television news producer with 20 years of writing experience.

Laura Richards


Laura Richards is a writer, journalist, communications, brand, and PR specialist with 20+ years of experience. She’s also a mother of four so understands the joys and struggles of parenting.

Laurène Mosely

Co-Founder and CEO of SleepaSloth.com

Laurène Mosely is the Co-Founder and CEO of SleepaSloth.com, Laurène is a mother of three who is passionate about Sleep, Children, and Mental Health.

Mary Ruth Coleman, Ph.D.

Mary Ruth Coleman is the Director of Project U-STARS (Using Science Talent and Abilities to Recognize Students) at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, the University of North Carolina

Rita Culross Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Education, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction at Louisiana State University

Rita Culross is Associate Dean, College of Education, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction at Louisiana State University.

Robert K. Crabtree

Lawyer in Special Education and Disability Law

Robert K. Crabtree is a partner at Kotin, Crabtree, and Strong, LLP, a general practice law firm in Boston, Massachusetts.

Robin Enan

Parenting Writer, Clinical Psychologist in Training

Robin is a mom of three and longtime journalist who previously worked for The Associated Press covering California and national politics.

Rutger Bruining

Founder and CEO of Story Terrace, Family History and Heritage Expert

Rutger graduated with a degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam and an MBA from Columbia University.

Sa'iyda Shabazz


Sa'iyda Shabazz is a writer and mother to one. She can often be found in her apartment writing into the wee hours and trying to read a book in peace.

Samantha Celentano


Samantha is a writer and mother who has a background in Special Education. She offers a unique perspective on home life and is the ghostwriter behind many popular lifestyle and parenting blogs.

Sharon Greenthal

Freelance Parenting Writer

Sharon Greenthal is a freelance writer and has been published on a wide range of websites, including Scary Mommy, Angi, and VeryWell where she was the Parenting Young Adults Expert.

Sophia Birk

SEO Content Creator

Now based in Europe, Sophia is an avid traveler with a passion for words and an SEO expert/content writer. She is also multilingual in English, French, German, Mandarin, and Polish!

Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D

Former Editor in Chief of Exceptional Parent Magazine

Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D., is the former Editor in Chief of Exceptional Parent magazine. Klein, a clinical psychologist and editor, cofounded the magazine in 1971.