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.


How Dads Manage Conflict Has A Huge Impact On Their Kids

ByKristi Pahr

A new study found that the way that parents — especially dads — manage relationship conflict has a huge impact on their children.

Go Play!

This Research-Backed Way To Raise Stronger, Healthier Kids Is All About Fun

ByKristi Pahr

Healthy bodies are made of healthy bones.

EV Days

This Carmaker Lost The $7,500 Federal EV Tax Credit — So They're Making Their Own

ByKristi Pahr

New federal electric vehicle tax credits mean fewer cars than ever qualify. GM has a response.

Catching Zzz's

Your Sleep In Your 30s and 40s Can Alter Your Brain Function For the Rest Of Your Life

ByKristi Pahr

A new study gives a stark warning for parents: Prioritize sleep!

Eat This, And This, And This!

The Most Family-Friendly Diet Is Also One Of The Healthiest — By A Longshot

ByKristi Pahr

A power-ranking of the best diets for families finds that the best diets overall are also the most family-friendly.

Put It On The Backburner

The Research-Backed Reason Not To Fight When You're Sleep Deprived

ByKristi Pahr

Being tired is tough. Fighting when you’re tired is adding fuel to the fire.

Screen Time

Gaming Is Worse Than TV For Kids In One Very Worrisome Way

ByKristi Pahr

It’s no secret that screen time before bed can make it harder to fall asleep. Some screen time is more harmful than others.

This Year

Most Parents Want To Make The Same Big Change In 2024

ByKristi Pahr

Dads and moms across the country have priorities for 2024.

What A Woman Wants

This Is How Women Define The “Perfect Partner”

ByKristi Pahr

What women want in their partners may change as they age, but there’s one thing they always look for.


E-Bike and Scooter Injuries Are Surging — Here's What Parents Need To Know

ByKristi Pahr

Pediatricians are sounding the alarm on the rise in e-vehicle injuries in kids — and how to prevent them.


The Only Change You Need To Make On January 1st

ByKristi Pahr

Forget all your other resolutions. One small change could transform your 2024.


What Tesla’s 2 Million Vehicle Recall Means For Road Safety

ByKristi Pahr

And what the largest recall in Tesla history says about autopilot software.

Chat It Up

Everyone Says They Hate Small Talk — But It’s Actually Really Good For You

ByKristi Pahr

Go ahead, laugh it up in the produce aisle.

The Good Stuff!

Coffee May Have A Very Ironic, Surprising Health Benefit

ByKristi Pahr

If you struggle with IBS, your coffee may not be hurting.


This Research-Backed Way To Get Your Kid To Eat More Veggies Is Actually... Fun

ByKristi Pahr

That is, if you want to believe “Big Potato.”


Yes, Preemies Need Skin-to-Skin Contact, Too

ByKristi Pahr

A new study highlights the importance of skin-to-skin contact for premature newborns — and the role dads have in kangaroo care.


The Science Behind A Modern Masculinity Movement Is Fake — And Dangerous

ByKristi Pahr

Lonely men are being led astray by misrepresented science that justifies a misogynistic worldview.

Infant Intelligence

Seriously, What The Hell Is Your Baby Thinking?

ByKristi Pahr

Your baby's brain is something else.

Small Nice Things

The Secret To Being A Happier Person Is Laid Out In A New Study

ByKristi Pahr

The way to unlock major joy is with small, nice things. That’s practically it.

Secondhand Smoke

The First State Just Banned Smoking When Kids Are In The Car. It Shouldn’t Be The Last

ByKristi Pahr

A new law in Delaware bans smoking when kids are in the vehicle. It’s a good start.