Zara Hanawalt

Zara Hanawalt is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering women's health, style and entertainment. When she's not at her computer, you can find her trying a new restaurant, traveling or reading a book.
Recent Articles

Is Having A Baby In Your 20s Versus Your 30s So Different? Moms Get Real

We live in a world that loves putting mothers into boxes. There are the working moms and the stay-at-home moms, the married moms and the single moms, the “cool moms” and the “regular moms.” You're one or the other, so get ready to be sorted! There ar…
By Zara Hanawalt

There's More Than One Kind Of Depression That Affects New Moms, So Why Aren't We Talking About It?

When freelance writer Jen Simon initially welcomed her son eight years ago, she felt great… for a short time. It wasn’t long before symptoms of postpartum depression set in — but because the onset didn’t occur immediately after she gave birth, it too…
By Zara Hanawalt

Thinking About Changing Your Baby’s Name? You Wouldn’t Be the First

Michelle Meyer’s son was just a few weeks old when she was struck with a surprising realization: The name she and her husband had chosen for him just felt wrong. They found themselves in the odd position of changing their baby's name, not long after …
By Zara Hanawalt