Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis

Managing Editor


Parenting, Family Products, Pregnancy


Columbia University



Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis is a lifestyle writer specializing in parenting, family products, and home decor. She reviews the latest and greatest pregnancy and kids gear for Verywell Family. Her work has appeared in Health Magazine and Well Rounded (acquired by Motherly).

Charlene is the managing editor at Lucie’s List, an online guide to pregnancy and parenting. She is dedicated to supporting women as they enter motherhood by producing useful and engaging content. She’s also an avid shopper and is always on the hunt for the latest and greatest pregnancy and kids gear. When she’s not writing or editing, Charlene is most likely chasing after her two boys, shopping for herself, or binge-watching Netflix.


Charlene has a Master's Degree in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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