Andrea Barbalich Andrea is a prolific editorial veteran with nearly 20 years of experience in senior executive masthead roles, which include Scholastic, Child Magazine, Reader's Digest, Prevention, and The Week Junior. Highlights: * Won more than 30 awards during tenure at Child Magazine as executive editor * Edited several books and her writing has been featured in AARP, Modern Bride, Real Simple, Better Homes & Garden, Huffington Post, and more * Essay selected for LIFE's September 11th tribute, "The American Spirit" About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.