Holly Rizzuto Palker
Holly is an award-winning writer and journalist, an editor at Literary Mama and a freelance editor at Your Teen Magazine, a board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and a mom.
As a freelance writer, her passion lies in parenting and interfaith family relationships, although she also writes about a broad range of other topics.
Her essays and articles appear in Parents, The New York Daily News, The Independent, Newsday, Literary Mama, Kveller, Huffington Post, Your Teen Magazine, Psycom, and more.
Was I the Worst Mother Ever?
An article for Psycom.net. Summer camp had just begun, and it was the first hot day of the year. The air outside looked wavy. I strapped my baby daughter into her car seat and kissed her chubby cheeks. Chelsea was impish and just shy of one year. She looked up at me...
This year, I finally found the mystery man who helped me on 9/11
I ran blindly, trying to flee. My mind screamed at me to escape, to jump into the bay. And then there was David. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE ON THE INDEPENDENT “I won’t let go of your hand. I promise,” David said as the first building roared and imploded, encasing us...
How to Apologize to Your Kids the Right Way—And Why It’s Important
My first-grader had a recent school vacation that, in normal years, would have been a welcomed respite. But thanks to COVID-19, it meant five unstructured days with my seven-year-old while I worked. One afternoon, I suggested she start a pastel portrait as I snagged a...