About Me

NYC writer. Editor. Adjunct professor. West Village local. Avid traveler. Music, art, dance lover. Lit nerd. Currently living the freelance life while tackling the most joyous and rewarding role yet — mom (aka. the most wonderful and amazing descriptor I’ve ever had).

I graduated as an English major from Cornell University and received my master’s in journalism from NYU. As a print magazine veteran, I now spend much of my professional time writing and editing in the online world. Check out some of my more recent clips on everything from grown-up and child wellness, health, and development to pop culture, politics, and — of course — parenting.

~Barbara Kimberly Seigel

BKS Headshot 2022
Photo by Sarah Ratner Photography


The 30 Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

The 29 Best Gifts for 5-Year-Olds

The 31 Best Gifts for 3-Year-Olds

The 28 Best Gifts for 2-Year-Olds


I Forgot About Margaret’s Search For God — When I Reread It, I Realized Why

Everything You Need To Know About Baby Acne

Does My Child Have A Cold, Covid, The Flu, Or RSV?

How To Clear Congestion From Your Baby’s Nose & Throat

Here’s Why Your Baby Seems To Cough Up Phlegm All The Time

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Gives The New Year New Meaning


12 kid-friendly crafts for Passover

How to celebrate Passover with kids: 13 engaging ideas for the springtime holiday

How to celebrate Purim with kids: 12 fun ideas for the festive spring holiday

11 simple gratitude activities for kids as they learn to embrace and express true appreciation

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for kids: 16 creative ways to mark the occasion

15 kindergarten prep activities to get kids ready for the classroom

What is kindergarten and at what age do kids start?

Baby scooting instead of crawling: Is this normal?

Do babies say mama or dada first?

When do babies start sucking their thumb?

Keeping my kid from his grandparents has been our family’s pandemic heartbreak

Healthline Parenthood

I Couldn’t Pee and Other Things I Didn’t Expect After My C-Section

Infertility Made Me Feel Broken. Motherhood Has Helped Me Heal


Is Making Friends as a New Mom Harder Than Dating?


6 Celeb Moms Tell Us When They Realized: OMG, I’m Becoming My Mother!


5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Reduce Stress

Cindy Crawford: I Want to Help Cancer Patients Maintain a Sense of Normalcy

Mariska Hargitay: How Olivia Benson Inspired Me to Help Victims of Abuse

B. Smith on Living With Alzheimer’s: ‘I Am Fighting Right Now’

Filmmaker Jessie Kahnweiler Takes Ownership of Her Eating Disorder

Learn How 2 Sisters Found Body Confidence in 2 Very Different Ways

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