Dana Hinders

Freelance Writer


Parenting, Crafts


University of Iowa



Dana Hinders is a freelance writer who has published several articles on photography, creative writing, scrapbooking, and paper crafting.

Dana has been an avid scrapbooker since 2002, creating her first album shortly before her wedding. Her son Logan was born in 2004 and is the proud owner of a large collection of albums documenting each year of his life. Dana prefers to create mostly traditional paper scrapbook pages, although she has recently been doing some experimenting with digital scrapbooking and hybrid scrapbooking.

In addition to scrapbooking, Dana also enjoys finding ways to incorporate photos and special memories into unique home décor or handmade gift ideas. She’s made candles decorated with photos of her son taking his first steps, wall art combining her favorite baby photos with special quotes, photo slideshows for Grandparent’s Day gifts, ornaments featuring photos from her son's first Christmas, and day planners featuring baby photos of three generations of family members.


Dana has always enjoyed helping people preserve their memories, starting with her work on the high school yearbook. Her interest in writing and photography as a way to document special events led her to major in journalism at the University of Iowa. In addition to providing the basis for her freelance writing career, this coursework offered much inspiration for her own creative memory preservation projects.

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.

Learn More
More From Dana Hinders