Maressa Brown

Greater NYC

Maressa Brown

An online & print journalist with over a decade of professional experience writing, reporting, and editing women's lifestyle (e.g. health, love/sex, beauty/style) and pop culture content.


Photographer Claps Back at Critics of Mom Who Did a Sexy Postpartum Photo Shoot

When photographer Trina Cary began looking for a couple who would be willing to do an intimate photo shoot, a mom from Canada named Mel responded to her callout. Mel had given birth to three babies over the course of a year — a son in March 2013 and then twin girls in March 2014 — and she was struggling with post-baby body image.
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See What This Brave Mom Did to Mark Her Last Day of Breastfeeding

Choosing to breastfeed is a completely personal thing that some moms do for a month, a year, or several years, depending on her supply and a gazillion other factors. A 29-year-old mom named Natasha Fogarty from St. Louis, Missouri, recently marked her last day of breastfeeding her 5-month-old son Milo.
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10 Ways to Preserve Your Pumpkin Through Halloween (PHOTOS)

One of the best fall family activities is, by far, picking out the ultimate big, beautiful, orange pumpkin to either display as is or to carve into a Jack O'Lantern. But no matter what you're planning on doing with it, chances are you want your pretty pumpkin to at least make its way through Halloween ... and maybe even beyond!
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11 Moms Confess: What Being a Stay-at-Home Parent Is Really Like

Real moms share the good, bad and heartwarming parts of being a stay-at-home parent. For many moms, becoming a stay-at-home parent is what they always dreamed of doing … or simply what they believe is best for their families. But switching gears from the workforce to being at home with your child full-time can also be a bumpy transition, and the day-to-day isn’t always what you had imagined or planned.
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I’m A Republican Mom & I’m Voting For Hillary Clinton

The following post was written by Maressa Brown, as told to her by Holly, a 37-year-old mom of two from Pennsylvania. Growing up in Blair County, Pennsylvania, identifying as a Republican wasn’t even something I really even questioned. My family was Republican, so I grew up Republican. It was just kind of a given.
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Maressa Brown

Whether I'm reporting on women's health research by interviewing medical experts, doing one-on-one interviews with celebrities like Jennifer Garner or Selena Gomez, or creating in-depth, visually-appealing features on red carpet or fitness trends, my copy is conversational and substantive. I'm also a media-trained journalist comfortable being on-camera, having represented CafeMom's The Stir in both live and taped-to-air segments as host of "The Daily Stir" web series and a commentator on Good Morning America, HuffPost Live, and CafeMom's "Moms Matter" Google Hangouts series.



  • Reporting
  • Blogging
  • Editing
  • Broadcast commentary
  • Web content
  • HTML
  • InDesign
  • Drupal
  • Interviews
  • CMS
  • WordPress
  • Magazine features
  • Social media best practices
  • SEO
  • Facebook Signal
  • Omniture
  • ChartBeat
  • Adobe PhotoShop