@WashingtonPost Style Reporter. Author of The Real Thing: Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter's Notebook.

Washington, DC
Joined March 2009
Ellen McCarthy retweeted
"We are asking so much of our kids, and we’re asking so much of our parents. It’s just a tremendous cognitive and emotional load." The past 2+ years have been brutal on so many families. I wrote about the impact on parental mental health: washingtonpost.com/education…
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Ellen McCarthy retweeted
Today, we go to the bargaining table with Washington Post management. We have been building to this moment for years — nearly doubling membership since the last time we bargained and strengthening our influence across the company.
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Ellen McCarthy retweeted
Today is a good day to re-read @EllenMcCarthy's excellent profile of Sen. Chris Murphy from a couple weeks ago. "I feel like I failed a million times. But, you know, in order to get anything done, you have to fail first.” washingtonpost.com/lifestyle…
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For a WashPost story, I'm looking to talk to parents of slime-obsessed tweens. If you know any, would you send them my way? ellen.mccarthy@washpost.com
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I'm looking for parents who've refused to get their middle/high school aged kids smart phones. (Or at least attempted to hold out!) If you know anyone who fits the bill, please send them my way: ellen.mccarthy@washpost.com
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There She Was! The book I'm most exited to read, getting front and center placement @PoliticsProse. As it should. Hooray @AmyArgetsinger!
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For a WaPo story I'm looking to talk to parents who've just sent their kids back to school 5 days a wk for the first time in 18 mo's. Are you elated? Relieved? Staring at a wall trying to process what just happened? Anxious it's a house of cards? ellen.mccarthy@washpost.com
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Do you know any teenagers who've opted not to receive the Covid-19 vaccine? I'd love to talk to them and/or their parents for a story. Yesterday the CDC reported that only 30 percent of adolescents have received the vaccine. ellen.mccarthy@washpost.com
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Have you/your kids faced an onslaught of colds and sicknesses since the quarantine lifted? Would love to talk to you about it for a story: ellen.mccarthy@washpost.com
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Ellen McCarthy retweeted
📢Re-upping this callout: Are you a parent who is feeling a little wistful and conflicted about separating from your kiddos as they head back to daycare/camp/school? I want to talk to you for a story! caitlin.gibson@washpost.com.
📢FOR A STORY: Parents of Twitter! If you're feeling a little separation anxiety yourself about sending your kids back to daycare/school/camp etc, I wanna hear from you! ⬇️ email me: caitlin.gibson@washpost.com.
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Employers say they can't find enough workers. Millions of women are out of work. Stories like Ana Diaz Guzman's show the barriers many mothers face as they try to break back into the workforce. washingtonpost.com/lifestyle…
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