The Babies for Beginners Team

Babies for Beginners is dedicated to ensuring our content is current, accurate and focused on you, the reader. Our editorial team is made up of experienced writers who are capable of deeply researching topics using primary research sources (physicians, other baby experts, statistics and/or scientific studies) or trusted not-for-profit sources like government websites or advocacy organizations (think La Leche League International or the Heart and Stroke Foundation).

Equally as important, they are all mothers.

Meet our team:

April Duffy, Founder & Managing Editor

April is mom to Violet.

April founded Babies for Beginners in 2020, following the success of her first authority website, and cousin-website to this one, Cloth Diapers for Beginners.

April is an author and experienced writer with about 15 years of experience writing, publishing, and editing for various newspapers, magazines, books, and blogs.

April holds a diploma in Journalism and a graduate-diploma in Book and Magazine Publishing (with honors).

Cassandra Torres, Contributing Writer

Cassandra is the Mom of Lucas and Lexie.

Fluent in Portuguese (native), English, and Spanish, Cassandra has five years of professional experience writing and translating for many publications both online and off.

Cassandra graduated from law and worked for many years as an English teacher before taking her writing full time in 2015 after the birth of her son.

Cathy Antoniou, Contributing Writer

Cathy is Mom to Katie and Emma.

Over the last two decades, Cathy has gained extensive experience working in communications, marketing, and public relations for a wide variety of organizations in the non-profit, public, and private sectors. She has written for local and national marketing campaigns, and for companies with diverse corporate clients.

Cathy also writes frequently for her local media, and occasionally shares her personal parenting reflections on her own blog.

Cathy has a diploma in Public Relations and Communications Management.

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