Lizzie Goodman

Lizzie Duszynski-Goodman is a journalist living in the Midwest with her husband and two young children. Her work explores the intersection of mental health, wellness, and parenting. When not behind her computer, you can find her on a yoga mat or with her nose in a good book.
I Bought a Mongoose Expo Youth Scooter for My Kid — Here’s My Review
My kid needed something that could handle bumpy city streets. Was this the answer?
Apr 23, 2024
The Best Gifts for Young Neurodivergent Kids
Lean toward items that support a child’s social emotional needs and have less emphasis on following the rules.
Nov 7, 2023
15 Cool Gifts for 9-Year-Olds
20 gifts to fit a range of budgets — each promising to delight and engage any 9-year-old on your gift-giving list!
Nov 6, 2023
10 Kids Reveal the Best Holiday Gifts They’ve Ever Received
From the coolest Nintendo Switch accessory to a rideable unicorn on wheels, these littles give you the inside scoop on their favorite gifts.
Nov 11, 2022
The 20 Best Toys and Gifts From West Elm Kids
Toys that capture the sweet whimsy of childhood — and look good while they’re at it!
Oct 27, 2022
Everything You Should Know About Toddler Bed Rails — and Our Top 5 Picks
A removable guard rail can keep little sleepers from rolling off the mattress while they sleep, but before you buy one, there are safety things to look for.
Oct 19, 2022
11 Bento Boxes That Make Packing School Lunch the Easiest Thing You’ll Do All Day
And your kids will love it, too.
Aug 8, 2022
8 Toddler Floor Beds That’ll Encourage Little Kids to Sleep When They Need To
All a step up from just putting a mattress on the floor!
Jul 25, 2022
7 Tangible Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Grief and Loss
How to explain the concepts of death and dying in a way that won’t scare your kids.
Mar 27, 2022
6 Free Ways to De-Stress and Unwind, According to Kids
These tricks work for little ones AND caregivers!
Mar 1, 2022
I Tested the Best KN95 Masks for Kids — Here’s My Top Pick
These are the ones that truly stand up to the test for me and my kiddo.
Oct 25, 2021
8 Tips for Raising Creative Kids from Working Artists
Creative kids are natural problem solvers. Here, doable tips to nurture their creative impulses.
Sep 30, 2021
I Tried 5 Sleep Strategies for Toddlers and the Winning One Really Surprised Me!
Expert recommended and parent tested.
Sep 1, 2021
The One Trick That Got My Family Talking Around the Dinner Table
This expert advice turned hectic dinners into a time to connect (without any bickering!).
Aug 4, 2021
The Designer-Approved Swing Chair That Lured My Bookworm Child Outside
This piece was created for Cubby, our weekly newsletter for families at home. Want more? Sign up here for a weekly splash of fun and good ideas for families with kids. Join us over on Instagram for more! Last summer, when my daughter learned to read, I wrestled with a laughable yet persistent worry: If left to her own devices, would my then 6-year-old ever venture outside again, comfortable as she was paging through one book after another?
Jul 27, 2021