Published Work

Parenting Columns

A Baby Without Anxiety? Maybe This Time
The Los Angeles Newspaper Group, 2014

An Open Letter to the Me Before Kids
melissaheckscher.com  – Jan. 2016

An Open Letter to My Husband’s iPhone
melissaheckscher.com – Jan. 2016

The Challenges and Joys of Raising a Spirited Child
The Los Angeles Newspaper Group, 2011

 Too Many Kids?
The Los Angeles Newspaper Group, 2011

Former Dating Columnist Now on Other Side of White Picket Fence
The Los Angeles Newspaper Group, 2009

News Features:

Starting a Family in the Face of HIV
The Los Angeles Newspaper Group, 2006

Human-Elephant Conflict, Explained
The Associated Press, 2007

Take it From This Pooch: It’s a Dog-Eat-Dog World
The Los Angeles Daily News, 2007

Watching his Mother’s Life Go Up in Flames
The Daily Breeze, 2009

Advice Columns: