Kristen Finello Kristen Finello has been writing and editing for national and regional publications for more than 20 years. Starting as an editorial assistant at Family Circle and later an Associate Editor at Child, she worked her way up to senior editor at LHJ.com where she managed the Relationship and Beauty channels. After nearly a decade as an editor on staff, Kristen began her career as a freelance writer and editor, contributing to more than 40 publications including American Baby, Better Homes and Gardens, Scholastic and Woman's Day. Highlights: * Coauthor of "New Etiquette for Today's Bride" * Developmental editor for nearly a dozen recent nonfiction titles * Contributor to more than 40 print and digital publications * Former Senior Editor at LHJ.com * Four years on staff at Family Circle and Child magazines About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for 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.