Maria Baer is a freelance writer who lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. She graduated with a journalism degree from Ohio University in 2009. She’s a regular contributor to World and also the host and producer of the podcast I Was There When. She attends Veritas Church with her family and is a volunteer counselor at her local crisis pregnancy center. You can find more of Maria’s published works at www.mariaebaer.com.