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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Verywell Family Editorial Process

Verywell Family is an award-winning, modern resource that supports you through all the stages of pregnancy and parenthood. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 140 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices for your family.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, registered nurses, lactation consultants, parenting experts, and health journalists. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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