About Us


Here at The Doctor and The Dad, we’re parents just like you, except that 1) your car is almost certainly cleaner than ours, and 2) we have the following stuff in our bios:

The Doctor
Amber Ankowski earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she performed a whole bunch of experiments on little kids, and wrote articles published in the academic journals Child Development Research, Infant and Child Development and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition. She currently teaches psychology at various California universities, including courses designed to instruct future educators how best to teach young children.

The Dad
Andy Ankowski studied creative writing while obtaining his B.A. in English at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently an award-winning advertising copywriter who specializes in explaining complex products and services in simple – and often laugh-out-loud funny – ways.

Together, we’ve found that the best way to raise our three young kids (without going insane) involves healthy doses of both child psychology understanding, and an unwavering sense of humor.

Thanks for hanging out with us.