Kristi Pahr has been a contributing writer at Fatherly since 2021. She covers trending policy and political shakeups as they relate to parents and families. Her beats include (but are certainly not limited to) the childcare tax credit, electric vehicle news, paid leave, student loans, and much, much more. She also covers science news: hitting the latest in Mediterranean diets, diving deep into research about exercise, and reminding us all of the power of a good night’s sleep.
Kristi has been a freelance writer and editor since 2016 and has published work in a number of prestigious and well-known outlets. Her previous work has appeared in the New York Times, both print and digital, The Washington Post, Bustle, In Style, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Parents.com, Men’s Health, Prevention, and many others. Prior to her career as a writer, Kristi was an emergency and critical care veterinary nurse for over a decade.
In her infrequent spare time, Kristi, who is a mother of two, enjoys reading, doing crossword puzzles, drinking white wine, and embracing other middle-aged stereotypes. She anticipates posting pro-Gen X screeds on TikTok and learning to knit and paint landscapes within the next five years. You can check out more of her work in her portfolio on her website.
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Modern dads, assemble.
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