Maya Polton Maya is a freelance writer for Better Homes and Gardens. She has experience writing about all things related to home and family, including food, baby and kid gear, maternity needs, gift guides, housewares, and so much more. She has her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Tufts University and a Master of Science in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University. In addition to her freelance work, Maya also has 15 years of experience in digital media and communications.Maya currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, three kids, many fish, and a lizard. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.