Arielle Tschinkel

Arielle has been a freelance writer with Scary Mommy since 2021. She writes lifestyle features, covering everything from the latest social media beauty and skincare trends to health and wellness, relationships, and beyond. She regularly interviews doctors, experts, and celebrities alike to create engaging, informative stories. She tackles every subject with care and sensitivity, and she’s always striving for inclusivity in language and in her reporting. She’s passionate about the Scary Mommy mission and loves connecting with women through her words and her work.

As a full-time freelance writer for nearly a decade, you’ll find Arielle’s writing all over the internet. Currently, she contributes to Apartment Therapy and Oprah Daily, and in the past she has written for, Women’s Health (print and digital), SheKnows, Insider,,, and many others. She is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. degree in journalism and sociology.

Prior to her life as a freelancer, she worked as an executive assistant and marketing coordinator in skincare and fashion. She always hoped to find her way back to writing, though, so when the opportunity arose for her to start from scratch, she dove in headfirst and has never once looked back.

When she’s not covering the latest TikTok trends, Arielle loves to hang out with her husband and their Bernedoodle, Bruce Wayne. She loves to travel the world and feels right at home whether she’s wandering the streets of Tokyo or cozied up in a hotel room in the Catskills. She’s currently working on her first novel, a mystery which she hopes will find its way into the sand-covered crevices of many beach bags in the near future.

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Sending To Partner, STAT

A Therapist Shares The Red Flags Your MIL Is Toxic AF

ByArielle Tschinkel

No toxic MILs allowed, only "Toxic" by Britney Spears.

This Is Vital

What Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool Did Olivia Munn Use? What Doctors Say You Should Know

ByArielle Tschinkel

Munn’s physician used this free online resource — and it ultimately led to her life-saving diagnosis.

'Tis Bronzing Season

Wait, Does Self-Tanner Really Screw With Your Hormones?

ByArielle Tschinkel

Everything to know about that fake bake and whether or not it's safer than hours spent in the sun. (Spoiler alert: It is!)

Boomerang Parenting

How To Set Boundaries When Your Adult Kid Lives at Home

ByArielle Tschinkel

Whether they're having all-hours parties in your basement or disrupting your well-deserved private time, it might be time for a talk.

Disney Adults, Unite!

Here’s Your Sign To Ditch The Kids & Do An Adults-Only Disney Trip

ByArielle Tschinkel

Sure, you can stay in the hotel room. But did we mention there’s a starlight safari?

Window Seat Or Bust

Is It Rude To Keep The Airplane Window Shade Open On Flights?

ByArielle Tschinkel

We asked a slew of travel experts, and boy, they had some thoughts.

It's Complicated

Are Dog Years Actually Real? What Experts Say About That Old 7:1 Ratio

ByArielle Tschinkel

Plus, one vet offers some very promising insight about future pet longevity.

Magic For All

An Expert Guide To Navigating Disney With Disabilities

ByArielle Tschinkel

No, you can't "skip the lines," but you can (and should!) enjoy a stress-free park experience.

Sensitive Skin Safe

I'm Allergic to Everything — & I Can't Live Without These Kid-Friendly Products

ByArielle Tschinkel

If your little one has been dealing with itchy, irritated skin, here's what you need to know.

What To Know

What A Psychiatrist Says You Should Know If You're Considering Anxiety Meds For Your Kid

ByArielle Tschinkel

Are these meds for kids safe, effective, or even necessary?

Big Life Events = Big Changes

Is The “Milestone Divorce” Really A Thing?

ByArielle Tschinkel

If it seems like all your friends leave their spouses after turning 40 or getting a new job, well, that tracks.

It's Complicated

Do You Argue Like A Narcissist? We Asked A Neuropsychologist How You Can Tell

ByArielle Tschinkel

It's me, hi. I'm the problem, it's me... Or am I?

Brb, Hacking

Will This Freaking Cough *Ever* Go Away? We Asked Doctors What’s Up

ByArielle Tschinkel

"Do you have to let it linger?" — The Cranberries... and you.

Makes ~Cents~

Is Talking About Finances In Front Of Kids Healthy, Or Should You Zip Your Lips?

ByArielle Tschinkel

A financial pro weighs in on whether it’s possible to discuss money without making your kid feel anxious or guilty.

Ask The Expert

Is It OK To Go Through My Kid’s Phone... Or Is It A Total Violation Of Trust?

ByArielle Tschinkel

To peek or not to peek, that is the question.

Please & Thank You

How To Teach Your Kid To Be Respectful, Not Compliant — & Why That Distinction Matters

ByArielle Tschinkel

Read this if you've got a polite, people-pleasing rule-follower on your hands.


TikTok Swears That "Cricketing" Is the Cure To Falling Asleep ASAP

ByArielle Tschinkel

Who knew there was a term for this foot behavior?!

I Said What I Said

25 Years Ago, You’ve Got Mail Got Meg Ryan’s Ending All Wrong

ByArielle Tschinkel

This movie is not rom-com canon, I'm sorry.

Ho, Ho, Ho-ld Up

Pet Parents, Skip That Essential Oil Diffuser This Holiday Season

ByArielle Tschinkel

Decorating with kids is no easy feat, and it's no picnic with pets, either.


So, Your Dog Only Listens To Your Spouse... What's Up With That?

ByArielle Tschinkel

Two vets are here to decode your dog's behavior.