Jennifer Margulis

Jennifer Margulis is an award-winning journalist who writes on controversial but pertinent, well-sourced themes. She has written/edited three award-winning books on parenting: Toddler: Real-Life Stories of Those Fickle, Irrational, Urgent, Tiny People We Love (Seal Press); Why Babies Do That: Baffling Baby Behavior Explained (Willow Creek Press); and The Baby Bonding Book for Dads: Building a Closer Connection to Your New Baby (Willow Creek Press). Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington PostMs. Magazine, More Magazine, Parents, Fit Pregnancy, Smithsonian Magazine, and on Family.com. Her cover-story for Smithsonian was chosen by Nathalie Angier for inclusion in Best American Science Writing 2009 (HarperCollins). Margulis is a contributing editor at Mothering Magazine, and writes the popular blog, Mothering Outside the Lines. She has been featured in a PBS Frontline documentary on the topic of vaccines and has given many informative talks to large audiences. She is closely engaged with the way real parents make important decisions. She has a strong desire to open people’s eyes to the realities behind child-rearing practices.

Margulis's academic credentials include a B.A. in English literature and Russian language from Cornell University, a Master’s in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, a Ph.D. in English from Emory University. She was awarded a Fulbright fellowship which took her to Niger, West Africa, from  2006 to 2007.

In January 2011 The Fund for Investigative Journalism awarded Margulis a grant for her original research.

 

 

Published work

The Business of Baby: What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line (Scribner, April 2013); The Baby Bonding Book for Dads: Building a Closer Connection to Your New Baby (Willow Creek Press, 2008); Why Babies Do That: Baffling Baby Behavior Explained (Willow Creek Press, 2005); Toddler: Real-Life Stories of Those Fickle, Irrational, Urgent, Tiny People We Love (Seal Press, 2003)