Marianne Merawi writes about car seats and child passenger safety. She is also a 4th grade teacher and mom to a young boy whose adorable pictures can be found in her articles, where he serves as a mostly-compliant car seat guinea pig. She became interested in child passenger safety when her son was born, and combined it with her love of writing to begin writing car seat articles last year. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Her first car was a 2003 Honda Civic and she now drives a 2013 Honda Fit, which she thinks of as her "miniature minivan." Back in the days when she had free time, she loved to travel and has lived in 3 states and 3 countries. She has driven cross-country four times and would love to do so again...but that may have to wait until her son can drive with her, so that trip is tentatively scheduled for 2028.