Amanda Freeman is a freelance journalist, professor and researcher based in Connecticut. She runs writing workshops in Boston and New York and writes about the struggles of low-income families. Amanda also writes features and personal essays about parenting and relationships. Her freelance writing has appeared in: The Washington Post Magazine, The Atlantic online, Best Life, Consumer Reports, The New York Times Motherlode Blog, Newsweek's Women in the World website, Redbook, Parents, Parenting, Pregnancy and Time Out New York Kids. Amanda was also a popular parenting blogger on TLC/ Discovery Channel's parenting website: Parentables.  

After graduating from Brown University, Amanda worked as a legal assistant in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. Later, she was named a New England Press Association journalism fellow and wrote for community newspapers in Massachusetts, including a stint reporting on minor league baseball on Cape Cod.  

Amanda earned her Master’s in creative non-fiction writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She then worked as a writing instructor for seven years in the CUNY system at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Currently, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department of Central Connecticut State University. She is working to complete her PhD in Sociology at Boston College.

After a grueling divorce and two years as a single mother, Amanda interviewed single dad and writer, Trey Ellis, for an article about single parenting in NYC. The two hit it off and began merging families soon after. They married and have been together for eight years. 

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