About Me

I am a writer and editor raised in Westchester County and based in Brooklyn. 

Currently, I am the Senior Parenting and Relationships Editor at Good Housekeeping. My writing has previously appeared in the online or print version of Parents, The Condé Nast Traveler, Bustle, The A.V. ClubTime Out New York, Mental Floss, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Working MotherPopMatters, Metro, The Hairpin, xoJane, and Westchester Magazine, among others. 

Ask me to find the strangest vending machines around the world, complain about the lack of innovation in breast pumps, profile a composer who won the Pulitzer Prize (without being nominated), seek out the oldest surviving movie theaters in New York City, unlock the secrets of work/life balance (spoiler alert: it doesn't exist!), dish about my failed game-show audition, or create an editorial package with the best events, films, books, or TV shows to look out for in the next season, and I can show you a clip on this site I've already written.

You can pitch me at marisa.lascala [at] hearst.com.