About Us

No two days are the same when you’re raising a young family. Kids are constantly growing, with ever evolving needs, moods and curiosities; how quickly they learn impresses – and sometimes scares – you! Advice for dealing with it all is conflicting and confusing. It all adds up to chaos!

At Currantly, we help families restore a little order to their lives with inspiring stories, fun activities and helpful tips for managing busy, ever-changing times. We come up with fresh, creative ideas for raising a modern family to help you do the same.

We’re brought to you by The Hain Celestial Group, a leading organic and natural products company devoted to a Healthier Way of Life™. So, we take a healthy, natural approach to family life. You’ll find many products from The Hain Celestial Group featured here, as well as other brands who make delicious, beautiful, naturally-inspired things.

Our Contributors

Helen Anne Travis

Helen Anne Travis

Writer

Helen Anne Travis is a freelance travel, wellness and lifestyle writer for numerous publications and brands. Her work has taken her from the Arctic Circle to the cliffs of Malta. When she's not on the road, you can find Helen Anne exploring her hometown of Tampa.
Jennifer Olvera

Jennifer Olvera

Writer

Jennifer Olvera holds an English degree from DePaul University and is the author of “Select Chicago” and “Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago,” the latter in its second edition. She got her start in the food world as a restaurant reviewer for Chicago magazine. Jennifer went on to pen far-flung culinary travel stories for the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Frommers .com and is a regular contributor to the Zagat Chicago Restaurants Survey. She has regularly tested and developed recipes for the Chicago Sun-Times, and she develops a weekly recipe column with original photography for Serious Eats.
Katherine Green

Katherine Green

Writer

Katherine Green has been writing about food for over a decade, and works as a Nutrition Counselor to share her love of food with others. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband and two sons, where she makes copious amounts of wine, ferments all kinds of foods and works to master her Indian and Japanese cooking skills.
Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Writer

Hailing from the gentrified wilds of Brooklyn, Laura is a music, culture and lifestyle writer who’s passionate about folding her pizza, shoestring travel and sorting her recycling properly. She’s written for MTV, Lonely Planet, Industry Magazine and other publications fit to print.
Megan Saynisch

Megan Saynisch

Writer

Megan is a freelance writer, organic gardener, chef, and mom – not in that order. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center), Megan lives in the Kale Capital of the World (Brooklyn, NY) with her husband, two young children, and a cat named Rocky. She tweets sometimes.
Mike Dunphy

Mike Dunphy

Writer

Mike Dunphy was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont. Following graduation at the University of Vermont, he joined the Peace Corps and spent the next ten years teaching English in Eastern Europe and Turkey. His career in journalism began in Istanbul, where he worked for Time Out magazine. After earning a master’s degree in publishing and writing at Emerson College in 2010, he moved to New York City, where he now works as a full-time freelance writer, editor, and photographer. His work has appeared in print and digital publications including USA Today, Fodor's, Travel & Leisure, Travel Weekly, Huffington Post, Metro NY, PBS, American Way, Beer Advocate, Hotel Scoop, and NewYork.com.
Petra Canan Trudell

Petra Canan Trudell

Writer

Petra is an American freelance writer living in Tokyo and writes about nutrition, wellness and popular culture. Petra is passionate about food, travel and the arts. After training in ballet for more than a decade, her healthy living philosophy is that it's best to keep everything in moderation for balance and well-being. She also documents her life as an expat living in Japan on her blog, 100tacks.com.
David Han

David Han

Photographer

David is the proud owner of the third Lytro ILLUM camera ever shipped - a camera for commercial and "experimental" photographers. He splits his photographic time and skill amongst three main subjects: weddings, food, and his Scottish Fold cat Heidi.
Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday

Writer

Brooks Halliday is a food stylist, writer and recipe developer based in New York City. She's had a hand in making good looking food for magazines, cookbooks, packaging, print ads, commercials and television. Together with healthy eating guru Candice Kumai, she's co-developed recipes for the cookbook Cook Yourself Sexy, as well as for magazines and numerous food and household product brands. Before following her heart and stomach to culinary school, Brooks was a Capitol Hill press secretary and spokesperson for a national nonprofit organization. These days, when she's not on set or in the test kitchen, Brooks can usually be found in her own kitchen cooking for her handsome fiance and two unusually epicurean cats.