Kristi Pahr

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,, 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.

Puppy Love!

Is Your Sweet Rescue Dog Suddenly A Nightmare? Here's Why You Shouldn't Worry

You may have heard the “three days, three weeks, three months” rule about adopting your dog. There’s more to the story than that.

Take It Easy

7 Lifestyle Habits Can Protect You From Depression

And you don't need to overhaul your life to feel a little bit better.

Catching Zzz's

This Exact Nap Structure Can Help Parents Survive An All-Nighter

Nothing will heal you more than a full night of uninterrupted sleep. But if you can’t get that, this specific way of napping might help, a new study finds.

Pass The Veggies

Fellas, Low-Carb Diets May Do You More Harm Than Good

A new study finds that extreme diets — in particular, low-carb, high-fat diets — increase risk of mortality among men.


This Common Pollutant Is As Bad For You As Secondhand Smoke

96% of Americans live in polluted areas. What does that mean for you?


There’s One Surprising Benefit To Your Kid Getting Adequate Sleep

Kids who get more sleep are less impulsive years later, a new study has found.


Why Do Americans Get Divorced? For These Top Reasons

A new survey from Forbes provides scary statistics — and hopeful advice — regarding divorce.

Healthy Gut!

A Major Culprit For The Most Common Childhood Allergies Is Not What You Think

A new study has found a potential connection between your baby’s gut, and their allergies.

Modern Fatherhood

Involved Dads Reduce Kids' Risk Of Developmental Delays

Modern dads, assemble.

What's For Dinner?

Want To Raise A Better Critical Thinker? Look In Your Fridge

And make them get outside, a new study finds.

Live, Laugh, Love

Researchers May Have Found The Healthiest Way To Live Longer — And It’s So Much Fun

We all know that the Mediterranean diet is a health miracle. But the full-on lifestyle unlocks even more health benefits, a new study finds.

Product Safety

160+ Infants Have Died Due To Breastfeeding Pillows. Here's How To Stay Safe

160 infant deaths have been linked to breastfeeding support pillows. Does that mean you should stop using yours?


Why Are Working Parents So Worried?

A pair of annual surveys paints a grim picture.

Get Moving

This Is The Exact Number Of Recommended Steps Per Day To Reduce Death Risk

It’s less than you’d think.

Catch Zzz's

Are You In "Sleep Debt"? It Could Be Hurting Your Heart

So what can you do to chip away at your sleep deprivation?


Changing The Timing Of One Meal Could Protect You Against Type 2 Diabetes

When you eat can matter just as much as what you eat.

Swap This

Just A Spoonful Of Olive Oil (A Day) Could Help Stave Off Fatal Dementia

Add this to your list of superfoods.

Gut Healthy

This Common Probiotic May Help Protect Your Brain From Aging

Your daily probiotic might help you with more than just farting.

Dad Fitness

This Simple Lifestyle Trend Could Slash Risk Of Certain Cancers By 32%

And most parents are already doing it.


Couples Are Happier When They Share Finances For One Simple Reason

In healthy relationships, sharing finances only increases communication.