Erika Janes


  • Erika began writing for Verywell in March 2018
  • Former editor at Scholastic Parents Online and
  • She received her B.S. degree in magazine journalism from the University of Kansas 


Erika Janes is a writer, editor, and content strategist with deep experience in the pregnancy, parenting, and lifestyle spaces. She's held editorial roles at Scholastic Parents Online,, and iVillage. In addition to contributing to Verywell Family, her pregnancy and parenting writing has appeared online at What To Expect, The Bump, Real Simple, and SheKnows. A former college athlete and weekend runner, Erika also writes for Women's Running and Tough Mudder. She's a mom of two who calls New York City home.


Erika received her B.S. degree in magazine journalism from the University of Kansas

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