Michael Kress
Editor and writer 

Michael Kress

About Me

I am the executive editor of Parents.com, one of the largest parenting websites and the online home of Parents, American Baby, and FamilyFun magazines. In addition, I am the former VP of Editorial and Managing Editor at Beliefnet.com, and served as the founding editor-in-chief of MyJewishLearning.com. I am also an experienced freelance journalist whose articles, mostly on religion and spirituality, have appeared in many newspapers, magazines, websites, and books. I am a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and Yale and live in Bronx, N.Y., with my wife and three daughters. 
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See some of my favorite articles below: 

My Interview with Vice President Joe Biden (text and video)
Why do so few fathers take signficant time off? 
The story of baby #'3's birth--and what it says about our medical system. 
See all of my posts covering the intersection of family, culture, and public policy, including such topics as maternity/paternity leave policies, gun control, affordable child care, and the changing idea of family in America.

Lessons from My Daughter
A Father's Day tribute to Adira

Children of Noah
They live like observant Jews and quote Talmud
like yeshivah students. So why aren't they Jewish?

Hare Krishna at 40
Once reviled as a cult, they've abandoned
airport proselytizing for life in the mainstream.
Published in Newsweek, July 2006


Interviewing Vice President Joe Biden at the White House, February 19, 2013, on the topic of gun safety and gun control. In the interview, streamed live online, the VP offered his now-infamous "buy a shotgun" advice, which quickly went viral.


To contact me, email michael@michaelkress.com