About the Author
Shawn Bean is executive editor of Parenting
magazines, each with a circulation of over two million. That’s right: a guy editing magazines about babies. He is a pro football fanatic who also knows the best brand of binkies. He can hook up a DVD player and swaddle a newborn. Dad to Jackson, 6, and Tanner, 4, Bean has not only tackled serious topics like detecting autism in babies and toddlers, but he also pens "Pop Culture," a monthly humor column about dad’s place in modern society. Thanks to his fertility and parenting know-how, Bean has appeared on the Today
show, ABC News, and CNN. He lives in Melbourne, Florida, where family time often means fielding questions about body parts, ninjas, monsters, and lava.