Lizzy Francis

Lizzy Francis is the News Editor at Fatherly, where she edits news and reports on the public policy that affects the day-to-day lives of working parents. Lizzy’s beat is on the social safety net, or lack thereof: the child tax credit, federal paid leave proposals, the four-day workweek, student debt, the political landscape of parenting as an LGBTQ+ parent or raising an LGBTQ+ kid, climate policy, and much, much more. Alongside the hard news, Lizzy covers the fun stuff: meteor showers, celebrity baby names, feats of adventuring, and famous dads.

Lizzy has worked in media since 2017, getting started with an internship at Fatherly that turned into a full-time job as a reporter. Aside from her hundreds and hundreds of published pieces at Fatherly, she’s had fiction and poetry published in magazines associated with New York University like the West 4th Street Review and the Gallatin Review, and done poetry readings with groups like Am I Write, Ladies? and For Freedoms. She has a degree from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she studied global political dissident movements and their tactics. She is also been a member of the Scapegrace Writer’s Workshop since 2015 where she has been working on a novel and other various fiction and non-fiction.

She lives in Brooklyn with her fiancé and her pit bull, Blueberry. Aside from writing and editing — which make up almost all of her professional and personal time — Lizzy likes to cook, watch terrible television, go on long walks with her dog, and exercise. You can follow her on Twitter and check out her LinkedIn.


Child Labor Laws Are Being Repealed Across The Country. Why Now?

Inside the perfect storm of rising child labor violations and the campaign to break down laws that have been on the books for 85 years.

Here We Go

9 Things Parents With Student Loans Need To Do Before October

We talked to three financial advisors about the most important steps to take now, before your first student loan bill comes due.


Why Are Working Parents So Worried?

A pair of annual surveys paints a grim picture.

Studio Ghibli

Miyazaki's Latest — And Possibly Last — Animated Movie Looks Gorgeous

Miyazaki's latest film, The Boy And The Heron, has debuted across the pond with no marketing. Now, U.S. audiences can get their first look.

Student Loans

Student Loan Payments Are Back — How Biden's SAVE Program Could Help Families

Here’s everything you need to know about SAVE.


Kindergarten Redshirting: The Complicated World Of Holding Preschoolers Back

The practice of redshirting is increasingly common. Whether it really helps kids isn't completely clear.

Start The Clock

How Long Should Sex Last In Your 40’s? Here’s What 8 Women Told Us

The answers might surprise you.

Public Affairs

What I Felt After Cheating On My Spouse, According To 5 Men

Some had regrets, others didn’t. All of them had complicated feelings.

Punk Baby

Travis Barker's Punk Rock Baby Name Idea Is Divine '80s Inspiration

“Yo, Adrian!” meets “Institutionalized” in a punk-rock baby name mash-up for the ages.


6 Common Mistakes Couples Make When Fighting — And How To Fix Them

If you see yourself in these mistakes, then it’s time to set some new ground rules.

Cool Dads

Barry’s CEO Joey Gonzalez on Fitness, Fatherhood, And Family KPIs

When to sweat it — when not to sweat it.

Wise Words

This Was The Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

Sixteen men and women share the best words of wisdom their fathers passed on.


8 Ways To Build Resilient Kids Who Are Prepared For Life

Letting your kids fail and talking to them about it goes a long way.


Raised By Narcissists? Here Are The Signs And How To Break The Cycle

Many adults don't realize they were raised by narcissists until well into adulthood. The ramifications can be passed down through generations.


Alpha Males Are A Myth That Has Hijacked Modern Masculinity

In "Are Men Animals?" anthropologist Matthew Gutmann explores how modern ideas of masculinity repress and harm men.

Get Off Your D*mn Phone

How To Talk To Your Partner About Their Infuriating Phubbing Habit

It won't be easy — but it's definitely necessary.


Parents Who Raise Humble Kids Do These 5 Things

You’ll have to walk the walk.


How To Raise A Good Kid

Kids are sponges. The way we act around them will inform how they think about their morality.


How To Get Your Marriage Back On Track After A Terrible Fight

Here's what to do next.

Risky Business

How To Raise An Adventurous Kid (But Not A Risk-Seeking Lunatic)

You’ll have to get comfortable with letting your kid take risks.