Erika Janes is the Deputy Editor of SheKnows, and a writer, editor, and content strategist with deep experience covering all things parenting. Prior to joining SheKnows, Erika served as the managing editor of Scholastic Parents Online and the executive editor of Parents.com. Her writing has appeared on SheKnows, The Bump, What To Expect, Real Simple, Parents, and Women’s Running, among other online publications. Erika earned her degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, where she was a member of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team. She's also the mom of two boys who give her plenty of inspiration for her work. In her free time, you can find her attending her kids’ baseball games, running, and reading.