Michelle Maltais

Writer

Michelle Maltais serves as deputy director of audience engagement. Since she joined the Los Angeles Times in 1997 as a copy editor, Michelle has gone where no one has gone before. (Yes, she’s a bit of a “Star Trek” nerd as well.) She served as the newsroom’s first broadcast producer and interactive video executive producer, in addition to occasionally writing on a variety of topics including technology and family. In her off time, Michelle geeks out on grammar, sci-fi and movie minutiae.

Recent Articles

  • 5 mental tricks to help you manage stress and be more 'mindful' in 2017

    5 mental tricks to help you manage stress and be more 'mindful' in 2017

    If there’s one thing that 2016 has taught many of us, it’s that it helps to have a way to calm our minds and quiet our hearts. Just how do you do that? Try “mindfulness.”  That, essentially, means being more attuned to what’s going on around you and inside of you. "Mindfulness is an open-hearted...

  • Share your strategies for managing screen time

    Share your strategies for managing screen time

    When it comes to screen time, it’s do as I say, not do as I do in many families. That’s what a recent survey on parents’ tech use shows.  But let’s be real: Parenting in the digital age does mean that much of our attention is going to screens, even to be an engaged parent  – to communicate and...

  • Parents, put the phone down — after you read this

    Parents, put the phone down — after you read this

    OK, kids, a quick moment to gloat: As it turns out, it’s not just you; it’s us parents too. We just can’t stop staring at screens. That’s the result of a new national survey suggesting that parents spend nine hours a day plugged into tech, with only an hour and a half of it dedicated to work and...

  • Turns out parents are no better than their kids when it comes to screen time

    Turns out parents are no better than their kids when it comes to screen time

    Sure, tweens and teens spend hours a day as relative screen zombies, eyes fixed and faces aglow in the radiant light of their pocket screens. (You don’t have to be a parent to know that.) But that’s not the end of the story. Mom and Dad, it seems you have more in common with the kids than you might...

  • The conversations parents and teachers are having about Trump being elected

    The conversations parents and teachers are having about Trump being elected

    “It’s another day in America.” That’s how Vandana Bahl started the conversation with her 19-year-old daughter. And she emphasized this: “We will be OK.” Since Donald Trump was declared the winner of the presidential election, Big Emotions have pervaded social media – elation and hope on one end...

  • Donald Trump is our next president. What do we tell the children?

    Donald Trump is our next president. What do we tell the children?

    “My kid went to bed believing in the best of America,” wrote one of my friends. “I can't bear to wake him up.” That could be said of many disbelieving supporters of Hillary Clinton. America has elected Donald Trump as its next president. And the question that has surfaced across social media among...

  • Santa Claus has a message on election day

    Santa Claus has a message on election day

    Election Day 2016 updates: Trump defeats Clinton to become next president of U.S.. Nov. 9, 2016, 5:16 p.m. The U.S. elected its 45th president on Nov. 8. See all of our maps: State-by-state results and the California races and propositions California votes to legalize recreational pot use ; it...

  • America's state of mind on election day

    America's state of mind on election day

    Election Day 2016 updates: Trump defeats Clinton to become next president of U.S.. Nov. 9, 2016, 5:16 p.m. The U.S. elected its 45th president on Nov. 8. See all of our maps: State-by-state results and the California races and propositions California votes to legalize recreational pot use ; it...

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