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Janet Siroto



Wellness, lifestyle, trends


Barnard College, Columbia University


"Parenthood is such an amazing and wonderful experience—but it's challenging, too. My goal is to support the process with smart, well-researched advice so moms and dads are confident and anxiety-free."

— Janet Siroto


Janet, a mom of two, has written about family wellness issues since her first-born was an infant who didn't sleep through the night. Having led parenting coverage as editor-in-chief of Time Inc.'s Family Life and Hearst's Redbook and Good Housekeeping titles, she is well-versed in the nuances of pregnancy and parenting.

She is especially interested in holistic wellness, emerging research, and special needs.


Janet received her B.A. in Sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University, with honors, and her M.A. in American Studies from New York University, where her thesis was passed with distinction.

Verywell Family Editorial Process

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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.

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