Cynthia Bacon

Cynthia Bacon

Cynthia Bacon is a freelance writer, editor, and communications consultant. Her specialties include home improvement, container gardening, and parenting. She covers all topics related to the home for The Spruce. She also currently writes and edits for The Spruce Pets and The Spruce Crafts. Her expertise spans many areas, including health care, parenting, home goods, gardening, pet care, fashion, and so much more. She's written for online and print publications for more than 25 years.


  • Writer and editor for The Spruce, The Spruce Pets, The Spruce Crafts, The Spruce Eats, MyDomaine, Verywell, TripSavvy, and ThoughtCo since 2017
  • Mother of two young children, avid container gardener, and DIY aficionado


Early in her career, she began professionally writing as a general assignment reporter for community newspapers in Manhattan and Queens, New York. She runs a communications consultancy, developing content and internal and external communications strategy for many industry sectors from food and beverage to health care and fashion to education.

As a mother of two young children, she has first-hand experience with pregnancy to elementary schooling and is acutely versed in age-appropriate toys, organizational solutions for the home, and the products that make being a parent easier. For about five years, she has maintained an extensive container garden—growing flowers, herbs, and vegetables. She's proud of her home DIY upcycling projects, including her pallet garden and refurbishing old furniture, making those items fit beautifully in her Jersey City home.


Cynthia received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from New York University, and received a New York Press Association award for Spot News Reporting

Expertise: Parenting, Gardening, Home Goods, Home Improvement
Education: New York University
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Title: Editor
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