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Erin Dower

Erin Dower is a writer and an associate editor for FamilyEducation.com. She has worked as an education reporter for The Somerville Journal in the Boston area and as a general assignment reporter for The Post-Star in upstate New York. She has also worked as a health and wellness editor and a nonprofit website manager. She holds a degree in English from Skidmore College and lives in Boston.

Erin covers content ranging from family health to holiday fun. Some of her work on FamilyEducation.com includes:

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