Joanna Nesbit, Freelance Writer

Joanna Nesbit

Northwest Freelance Writer

Family travel to Washington coast, Pacific NorthwestJoanna Nesbit is a freelance writer who writes about parenting, education, lifestyle, family travel, and the Pacific Northwest. Her articles and essays have appeared in consumer, custom, and online publications.

She's written about homework habits, why boys are struggling in school, Common Core assessments, video gaming, how to balance packed schedules, and Northwest trips with kids. These days, with a daughter off to college, she's developed a new focus on college topics. She lives with her family in Bellingham, Washington.

Recent articles and essays:

My essay for the Washington Post on college application season, and why it's a sensitive time for seniors and their families. And this essay explores the issue of  resilience and independence in our young adults, a hot topic right now and a complicated one. I think about it a lot.

My latest piece on why college families need to file the FAFSA early for SafeBee. Nope, it's not a fun time of year. Also, financial aid letters are coming soon. This piece is on what to watch out for so you don't get burned.

My most recent piece on Bellingham-based Fit School, founder Carol Frazey, and what I love about the exercise model.