Sunday, January 25, 2009

Melissa Stanton Biography

Melissa Stanton is the author of The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide: Field-tested strategies for staying smart, sane, and connected while caring for your kids, published by Seal Press/Perseus Books.

Previously, she was on staff at Time Inc. in New York, where she worked as a senior editor at People and LIFE magazines.

Melissa’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Parenting, Organize and Brain,Child, among other publications. She has edited books including LIFE Sixty Years, and the photography collection Life With Mother (a Wall Street Journal bestseller with an introduction by Katie Couric). She has contributed to the books The American Spirit: Meeting the Challenge of September 11 and Faces of Ground Zero.

Several of Melissa’s parenting and mom-focused articles can be found on websites including, MomToBe,,,,,,, and She is frequently invited to speak or lead discussions about work-family and family finance issues.

A New York native, Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a master’s from the Hunter College School of Public Health, where she majored in community health education. Melissa is now a stay-at-home/work-from-home mom (as a freelance writer and editorial consultant). She is the founder of “Real Life Support for Moms” and lives with her husband, son and twin daughters near Washington D.C.


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