Alexandra Frost

Alexandra Frost

Contributor, DIY

Alex Frost is a Cincinnati-based journalist and content marketing writer. She started contributing to Popular Science in 2021, when she realized she’d learned so much specific knowledge interviewing experts about DIYing life while navigating work, home, and family challenges during the pandemic.



  • Journalist and content marketing writer specialized in health, wellness, parenting and relationships, education, and business.
  • Experienced reporter dedicated to bringing balanced and in-depth coverage in an entertaining and informative style.
  • Other bylines include Glamour, Parents, Women’s Health, Reader’s Digest, Healthline, Today’s Parent, HuffPost, Washington Post, Shape, and Cincinnati Magazine.


Alex Frost is a Cincinnati-based journalist and content marketing writer specializing in health/wellness, parenting and relationships, education, trends, personal finance, business, and lifestyle writing. Her work has appeared in Glamour, Parents, Women's Health, Reader's Digest, Healthline, Today's Parent, Cincinnati Parent, Cox Media, and other publications. Small and large businesses have used her content writing and SEO skills to improve reader engagement on their blogs, sites, and newsletters. She is known for her relatable, no-nonsense approach to parenting, writing, and coaching other freelancers. Her work for HuffPost on the productivity hack “habit stacking” has been featured on TV news outlets and the Drew Barrymore show. She is especially passionate about women’s health topics, from perinatal issues to parenting survival tactics. Outside of writing hours, she hangs out with her four sons under age 7, advises early-career journalists, and takes her Aussiedoodle on adventures.


Alex graduated from Miami University with a master's degree in Teaching and a bachelor’s degree in Communications/Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was Editor-in-Chief of the student magazine, Miami Quarterly, and won the university’s First Place Senior Writing Award, along with a Society of Professional Journalists Award for Best Portfolio/Feature Story. She went on to advise one of Ohio’s most prestigious high school journalism programs while continuing to freelance.

Favorite weird science fact

A mother’s body sucks back in a breastfeeding baby’s backwash (slobber) and “reads” signals to tailor nutritional elements and immune responses in the milk to that specific child. It’s called the “backwash effect”.

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