13 Signs You're A Basic Fall Mom & Not Even A Little Bit Sorry

I've come to the conclusion recently that the term "basic," which can be used to varying degrees of derision, is a catch-all way to insult things that are popular among women. Rosé? Basic. Yoga? Basic. Starbucks? Basic. Target? Basic. Romantic…
By Jamie Kenney
Romper Goes Back to School

Here's What First Grade Teachers Really Want You To Ask On The First Day Of School

Dropping my daughter off for her first day of first grade was terrifying. Yes, she'd been through pre-K and kindergarten, but first grade just feels so real. She was excited and happy, and I was remembering my own stern first grade teacher who…
By Cat Bowen

25 Baby Names That Start With O, Because You Want Baby's Name To Be Outstanding

Finding just the right name for your new baby can be really difficult. Everyone has an opinion, but the only ones that really matter are yours and your partner's. Still, coming to a consensus and deciding on something that you both truly love can be…
By Lauren Schumacker

How A Daycare Teacher, A Pediatrician, & A Mom of Four Avoid Getting Sick All The Time

There is nothing ruder than a cold on a 90-degree day. But for those of us in charge of multiple sets of sticky fingers, colds are just as likely to arrive in August as they are in the depths of January. And when it comes to common illnesses, it…
By De Elizabeth

7 Reasons Why Black Cats Are Awesome On Black Cat Appreciation Day (& Every Day)

All cat lovers know that their pets are special, but people lucky enough to share their home with black cats have special reason to rejoice this week. Friday, Aug. 17, is Black Cat Appreciation Day, according to the ASPCA. (My own midnight-black…
By Shana Aborn

9 Kids Share What Their First Day Of School Was *Actually* Like

A child’s first day of school is a major milestone, for kids and parents alike. Going from spending most of their time at home to suddenly being part of a group that's being cared for by a relative stranger is, well, a lot. Some kids adjust…
By Priscilla Blossom

Um, Gap's Back-To-School Sale Includes Buy 1, Get 50% Off Pretty Much *Everything*

I remember my first Gap t-shirt I got in the fifth grade. I was so proud of it. Finally, I was tall enough to wear grown-up sizes and could don the ever-so-trendy white pocket tee and high-waisted blue jeans. 25 years later, and here I am in a white…
By Cat Bowen

8 Game-Changing Apps for Teaching Your Kid To Write

You know the ubiquitous saying, "There's an app for that," but when it comes to teaching your child how to write, is there really a digital tool that can get the job done? There's just something about putting pencil to paper that seems so essential…
By Kate Miller

Kate Hudson's Pregnancy Style Will Make You *Want* To Wear Maternity Clothes

Some women make pregnancy look effortless, and Kate Hudson is definitely one of them. While the 39-year-old mom says her first trimester with her current pregnancy was rough (she's expecting her third child, a daughter with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa,…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

6 Maternity Items Worth Buying, No Matter How Silly They Seem

When you're busy growing a tiny human, it can feel like you're in a grueling endurance challenge. Whether you're suddenly up at night tossing and turning, experiencing constant lower back pain or leg aches, or have an irritatingly itchy belly, it's…
By Kate Miller

I'm A Mom With Rheumatoid Arthritis & This Is What It's Like

"Mommy, will you play with me?" my 5-year-old son asks from the doorway of my bedroom. "No," I respond quietly, "I can't right now. I don't feel good. Maybe later." I can't get out of bed, let alone chase my son around the yard like I used to, and…
By Steph Montgomery

Ryan Reynolds Helped A Couple Hilariously Celebrate Their Anniversary On Twitter

I wonder sometimes if there will ever come a day when I'm just totally over Ryan Reynolds' tweets. When I scroll through Twitter and see some wry little something from the Deadpool actor and roll my eyes. That day might come, but it is not today.…
By Jen McGuire

You're Seriously Going To *Lose It* Over Target's Disney Baby Costumes

The only thing cuter than a sweet baby is a sweet baby in a Halloween costume. Luckily, there are no shortage of those and even luckier, you can get some of the cutest costumes I've ever seen at Target. That store really has everything you could…
By Caroline Hogeveen

Twitter Is Not Having This Sexist Quote On The Wall Of A Middle School

When I was growing up, sexism was a quiet, insidious part of every day life. A hum under all of the regular words people said, a dog whistle of subtext behind so many of my daily interactions. At home, with friends, and even at school. I like to…
By Jen McGuire

16 Baby Names Beginning With "S" That Go Beyond Samantha & Sebastian

Simply speaking, I'm so satisfied seeing the score of sibilant, smooth-sounding... OK, enough of that silliness. Getting to the point: When you're searching through the baby books looking for the perfect name, it's hard not to stop and spend several…
By Shana Aborn

Kylie Jenner Claims Motherhood Has Made Her 'More Positive'

Being a mom changes everything, this we know for sure. It changes the way you see the world and the way you move through it. Sometimes those changes can be tough; being a mom can absolutely make the wounds of the world more difficult to deal with,…
By Jen McGuire

Here's What First Grade Teachers Really Want You To Ask On The First Day Of School

Dropping my daughter off for her first day of first grade was terrifying. Yes, she'd been through pre-K and kindergarten, but first grade just feels so real. She was excited and happy, and I was remembering my own stern first grade teacher who…
By Cat Bowen

13 Signs You're A Basic Fall Mom & Not Even A Little Bit Sorry

I've come to the conclusion recently that the term "basic," which can be used to varying degrees of derision, is a catch-all way to insult things that are popular among women. Rosé? Basic. Yoga? Basic. Starbucks? Basic. Target? Basic. Romantic…
By Jamie Kenney

The Best & Hardest Thing I've Done As A Parent Is Put My Kid On That Bus

On the first day of school, I hugged and kissed my daughter Freyja goodbye and watched as her bus pulled away, waving until it reached the end of the block, turned left, and disappeared out of sight. Then I turned toward our apartment building and…
By Aimee Christian

The 'OutDaughtered' Family Have Their Hands Full With 6 Kids, But Do They Want More?

For those who can't get enough of TLC's shows about families with a ton of kids — such as 19 Kids & Counting, Counting On, and Sister Wives — then Outdaughtered just might be your latest obsession. The series features a young couple named Adam and…
By Michelle Stein

Prince William's Quotes About Prince Harry Show They've Got A Truly Unique Bond

To me — and to plenty of others — the royal family is endlessly fascinating: Their style, their weddings, their children, and their relationships with each other, in particular. Fans just can't get enough. Do they really all get along so well, or is…
By Michelle Stein

Who's Hosting The 2018 MTV VMAs? The Answer Will Be On Your Screen Soon Enough

With just days to go until MTV's biggest night of the year at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, you might be wondering who's hosting 2018's Video Music Awards? It's already been announced that Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, Panic! At The Disco,…
By Rachel Spalding

You'll Want To Get A Babysitter & Leave The Kids At Home Before Seeing 'The Happytime Murders'

When a movie with puppets hits screens, kids everywhere will see the trailer and likely take notice. But one such movie is set to release and, in this case, it's really important to know whether The Happytime Murders is for kids or adults. There are…
By Karen Veazey

5 Fun Facts About Jana Duggar, The Often-Forgotten Oldest Sister

Longtime followers of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar — and their brood of 19 children — have likely enjoyed watching the Duggar siblings grow up, enter into courtships, get married, and start families of their own. However, one sibling in particular…
By Michelle Stein

25 Baby Names That Start With O, Because You Want Baby's Name To Be Outstanding

Finding just the right name for your new baby can be really difficult. Everyone has an opinion, but the only ones that really matter are yours and your partner's. Still, coming to a consensus and deciding on something that you both truly love can be…
By Lauren Schumacker

How Often Should You Poop? It All Depends On What's Normal For You

Everyone poops, or so says the popular classic children's book, but unless you're discussing it with your kids or there's something out of the ordinary going on, you probably don't discuss how often you poop with others very regularly — not even…
By Lauren Schumacker

Why Did Netflix Delete User Reviews? As Of Today, They're A Thing Of The Past

In this day and age, it seems like more people have ditched traditional cable service in favor of subscription streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and more. Netflix, in particular, is one that a fair amount of people have.…
By Michelle Stein

Stormi Webster Is Already Acting Like A Classic Aquarius

Kylie Jenner and Jacques "Travis Scott" Webster's daughter, perhaps the most hotly anticipated new member of the Kardashian-Jenner family, entered this world on Feb. 1, 2018. That makes Stormi Webster's Zodiac sign Aquarius, and it's totally…
By Jenn Rose

Does Blue Ivy Go To School? She Attends A Swanky Private School

No matter how rich or famous they may be, celeb parents often like to claim that their kids still live totally normal, everyday lives, just like everyone else. But one of the coolest things about Blue Ivy Carter is that she doesn't even try to…
By Alana Romain

The Performance Lineup At The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Won't Disappoint

Every year, during the dog days of summer, comes one night that sets the entertainment world on fire. The MTV Video Music Awards always delivers some of the best performances, unforgettable speeches, and “she did what?” moments that are talked about…
By Karen Veazey

Photos Of Adam & Danielle Busby Before 'OutDaughtered' Show How Simple Life Once Was

Fans of TLC's OutDaughtered are used to seeing Adam and Danielle Busby in the midst of a house-full of young daughters. That's because they're parents to 7-year-old Blayke, along with 3-year-old quintuplets — Ava, Riley, Parker, Hazel, and Olivia.…
By Michelle Stein