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 focus as an Editor and a reporter 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, affordable housing policies, and much, much more. Alongside the hard news, Lizzy covers the fun stuff: meteor showers, celebrity baby names, feats of adventuring.

Lizzy has worked in media since 2017, getting her feet wet first with an internship at Fatherly that turned into a full-time job. Aside from her hundreds and hundreds of published pieces at Fatherly and her work as an Editor here, 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, and has been a member of the Scapegrace Writer’s Workshop since 2015 where she has been working on a novel on-and-off.

She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and her dog, 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 Lizzy on Twitter at @lizzy__francis.

Dad Dispatch

Pete Buttigieg: “Every Form Of Transportation Could Be Made Easier For Families”

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg just made flying easier and cheaper for parents. Now, he has his sights on sidewalks (and trains, and roadways, and car seats, and...).

Safety Net

A Bernie Sanders Bill Could Save Social Security & Our Retirements

Social Security is set to become insolvent in just about a decade. But what does that mean? And why is the fund struggling so much?


12 Things Men Should (And Shouldn’t) Do In The Delivery Room

When the big day arrives, you need to be prepared.


My Husband’s Affair Helped Save Our Marriage

Instead of sweeping things under the rug, we picked up the rug and shook it out.

Support System

How To Help When Your Spouse Is Fighting With Family

Here’s what to do — and, importantly, what not to do — in-the-moment and afterward.

Deal With It

Feeling Embarrassed? Here’s The Right Way To Handle It

Unchecked, embarrassment can lead to feelings of deep shame and guilt. But the feeling is often oversized and likely easier to confront than you think.

Tough Talks

My Partner Is Set On Having Another Baby. I’m Not. What Do We Do?

Here’s how to talk through one of the most difficult conversations, according to five therapists.


19 Simple New Year’s Resolutions For Good Men And Great Fathers

Don't try to reinvent yourself. Just try to be a little be better.


22 Great New Year's Resolutions According To Real Dads

As a father, New Year's resolutions can be a valuable goal-setting tool. These men are using them to set the bar higher.


How to Set Good Habits and Actually Keep Them This Year

Changing your life is as easy as thinking you can.


This Is What It Feels Like To Break Your Penis

Ross Asdourian suffered severe penis trauma after sex gone wrong. This is his story.


Thick Hips And Thighs Linked To Lower All-Cause Mortality, Study Says

Thick thighs, it turns out, really might save lives.

Weed Policy

This Map Shows Where You Can Buy Legal Weed Now In The United States

Legalization of weed is happening all over the country. This map shows where.

Baby Names

What Baby Names Say About Parents’ Political Ideology

Parents name their kids names that they like. But those choices are guided by their race, their wealth, and their politics, according to new research.

Management Track

23 Expert-Approved Anger Management Tools to Use When You’re Pissed Off

The purpose of these exercises is not to ignore the emotion, but to find ways to recognize and control it.

Start The Clock

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

The answers might surprise you.

Paid Leave

Dads Are Now Experiencing the Motherhood Penalty. That’s Not Good.

The answer lies in a little known phenomenon called the 'flexibility stigma.'

Famous Dads

What It Was Like Growing Up With My Father, Leonard Nimoy

To legions of fans, Leonard Nimoy was known as Spock. To Adam Nimoy, he was simply dad.


We Stayed Together for the Kids. It Works for Us.

Melanie and Warren are separated but still live together and co-parent their kids. It’s been several years, and the arrangement still works for them.

Mass Incarceration

620,000+ Dads Will Be Separated From Their Families This Thanksgiving

Millions of kids have a mom or dad in prison. Lonnie Lewis Jr. wants everyone to know what that’s like — and how we can do better.