Family & Pets is your one stop shop for family fun, parenting advice, and pet tips. We are a family-oriented lifestyle magazine publishing all the content parents are looking for in one convenient location. From life hacks, to back to school tips, to pet buying guides, Family & Pets will be here to help guide you through your day-to-day life.
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Lisa Lee is a proud mother of three living in sunny San Diego county. With three children under 10 years old and a pet pug named Daisy, Lisa sure has her hands full. Before starting her career as a family lifestyle writer, Lisa worked as a third grade elementary school teacher. Through her time teaching and parenting, Lisa has become quite the expert at dealing with children and wishes to share her vast knowledge and experiences with other fellow parents.
Riley is a lifestyle and entertainment writer living in San Diego. He received his bachelor's degree in Journalism and Multimedia from the University of Oregon. His work has been featured in many finance and lifestyle publications throughout the US. When he is not writing, Riley enjoys reading and hanging out at the beach with his dog, Miles.
Phoebe Hart was born and raised in sunny Tampa, FL. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Literature and Writing and now spends her days freelance writing for a variety of companies. When Phoebe is not writing, you can find her beach-combing and dreaming up her next HGTV inspired project.
Solly is a reformed lawyer turned writer who lives with his wife - a model and former professional athlete - and their four gorgeous children. When not writing, Solly works tirelessly to assist underprivileged and vulnerable children, indulges his love of sport, and brews his own beer - which he describes as an acquired taste!
Kate is a writer from San Diego. She studied English and Psychology at Northern Arizona University. Since graduating, she has discovered her passion for writing engaging and topical content. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the beach, going to concerts, reading, and traveling as much as possible.
Paige is a globe-trotting American writer and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher based in Southeast Asia. Paige discovered a love for the English language and writing when she started teaching international students. A double major in Globalization and Zoology and a passion for travel and language combined to create her engaging writing style. She enjoys practicing yoga and planning her next adventure in her free time.
Katiee McKinstry is a journalist based outside Atlanta, GA. She has 6+ years of editorial experience, covering topics such as Entertainment, Lifestyle, Commerce, and Astrology. In addition to Content Managing (Commerce) at Decido, she has bylines in MTV, DailyMail, Yoga Journal, and more. You can find Katiee on Twitter, LinkedIn, and through her portfolio at www.lifestartswithcoffee.com/portfolio.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English & journalism studies from the University of North Georgia.
Travis Ward is a college graduate with a degree in English Arts. Travis writes articles while exploring the world, one word at a time. Travis is most happy when he is connecting with nature and binge watching a good show with his laptop by his side.
Calla is a history, entertainment, and lifestyle writer born and raised in sunny San Diego, CA. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Literature and Writing from California State University, San Marcos. When she is not writing professionally, she is reading and writing short fiction, traveling, hiking, or surfing.
Lauren Wurth is a content team member who is passionate about sharing engaging content! She has a history of writing content for retail, lifestyle, and entertainment verticals. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, stopping by Dunkin Donuts for a coffee, and exploring other parts of the world.
Tyler is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. He has been featured in numerous publications throughout various industries, including digital marketing, travel, sports, music, lifestyle, and more. When not writing, Tyler enjoys his time spent in nature, whether the beaches of Southern California, the mountain ranges in the Sierra Nevadas, or the deserts of Yucca Valley.
Mary has been writing lifestyle articles for over two decades. She enjoys writing human interest pieces and prefers writing articles that empower not just the featured characters, but the readers as well. In her spare time, she dabbles in art therapy and essential oils and enjoys traveling, writing music, and playing video games with her son.
Lilli has had a passion for movies her entire life. She has done freelance writing for Looper, Pinnacle Magazine, and Film Daily and has her own film review blog. When she’s not re-watching her favorite films or searching for a new TV show to binge, she’s reading or taking photographs. Lilli has an AA degree in English from West Los Angeles College in Culver City, CA. She also received a BS in Film Studies from the beautiful Portland State University in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon.
Danny is a long time freelance writer who thrives to bring his content to life, one script at a time. When he is not writing, you can find him in the theater, living vicariously through the characters he has created.
Lydia is a professional writer with a wealth of experience in the content space. She is a verified author on over 100 websites, a feat she achieved by producing informative and captivating pieces that leave readers longing for more. When she’s not writing, she can be found relaxing at the beach or catching up on a TV show.
Ann hails from Baltimore, is an avid reader, and writes blogs and articles about fascinating real-life stories of everyday people. She attended Barnard College and earned her degree in history, then earned a Master's degree in Library Science. When not writing, Ann loves to read historical fiction and play piano.
Born and raised in upstate New York Gary has 12 years in the books when it comes to content writing. When Gary is not writing in his favorite coffee shop, he spends most of his time reading, cooking, traveling the world, and catching his favorite Broadway shows.
Emma is a passionate entrepreneur and aspiring philanthropist. She was born and raised in the Midwest, but now calls the West Coast home. Emma loves to explore new ideas and challenge herself to think outside the box. Her passions include outdoor activities, reading, and learning new languages. She is also an avid traveler, having visited over 20 countries in the past few years. She prefers to surround herself with positive, motivated people and make meaningful connections with the people around her. She is a firm believer in the power of hard work and dedication and is excited to see what the future holds.
Vanessa is a very talented freelance writer as well as a travel blogger. When she is not writing, you can find her exploring new cultures, spending time with loved ones, or dreaming of her next adventure.
Mia loves all things related to entertainment and lifestyle. From analyzing the stock market, to bringing you the latest scoop on your favorite celebrities, to writing up life hacks, Mia does it all. When she's not glued to her keyboard, she's catching some waves on the West Coast and surfs almost every weekend.
Frank Madeira is a seasoned travel, lifestyle, and entertainment writer with a passion for exploring the world and its cultures. He has a knack for uncovering unique stories that give readers a deeper understanding of the human experience, and he brings a fresh perspective that makes his writing both informative and engaging.
I consider myself a cheerful, empathetic person who likes to help. I am always looking for new challenges. I really like languages, traveling and getting to know new cultures. I have lived in three different countries which has enriched me personally and professionally. I currently live in Brazil but I am Spanish.
Morgan writes full-time about nutrition, health, travel, politics, and entertainment, occasionally freelancing as an editor, proofreader, and ESL tutor. When not passing prose through the wringer, Morgan enjoys spending time in the garden with the butterflies and orange trees or playing long-winded board games with close friends.
Loretta is an American writer who has pursued a career in travel, entertainment, and lifestyle writing for various online publications. In addition, she holds a bachelor’s degree in film. Whenever she isn’t writing, she enjoys watching movies, doing yoga, and traveling around the world.
Jack is a history buff and pop-culture fan living in Memphis, Tennessee. He received his bachelor's degree in History from Amherst University. You can find his work in a variety of history and pop-culture sites online. When he’s not delving into the past or writing about the present, Jack enjoys playing the guitar and riding his bike.
Nataliya is a wellness and mental health content and copywriter living in Tampa Florida. She graduated from Tampa Bay Technical High School in 2017. She has been actively pursuing her freelance writing career since 2022. Her work has been featured in multiple wellness blogs and she's helped provide copywriting services to small businesses across different platforms. When she's not busy writing, Nataliya enjoys hanging out with friends, going to fine-dining restaurants and watching lots of YouTube videos.
Besides writing about entertainment, interesting facts, and trivia, Molly geeks about nutrition. If a woman wearing a funny hat suddenly bombards you with unsolicited information about the nutritive value of your grocery items while waiting for your turn at the checkout counter, you've probably met Molly. In her free time, she enjoys making healthy dog treats. She also sleeps a lot.
Jada is a content writer with 8 years of experience. Jada’s top passions are reading books, riding horses, and of course writing. She loves to take inspiration from real life situations and often her writing imitates aspects of her life.
Once an engineer, Phillipa has made the decision to transition her career to align with her passion for writing. As a freelance writer, Phillipa takes on projects that suit her interests and principles. Her work brings her great satisfaction, and she enjoys the freedom and variety that come with being a writer.
Joseph is a freelance writer with ten plus years of experience in all areas of the field. Outside of writing Joseph is a MLB enthusiast that loves to share stories revolving around the diamond. He is also owned by his pup Tommy, who makes sure his days are never boring.