Karen Fratti

Karen's a fulltime freelance writer based in NYC. She lived in Rome for six years, loves Law & Order, and will not share her nachos with you.
Recent Articles

This School Is Getting Rid Of Gendered Uniforms

School uniforms do make life easier in the morning, since there's no bickering about matching tops and bottoms. But getting dressed in a school uniform that doesn't match a student's gender identity c...
By Karen Fratti

The New Breastfeeding Emoji Is Almost Here!

Breastfeeding mothers, rejoice. The new breastfeeding emoji is almost here, so now you'll have a way to quickly tell your contacts that your hands are a little too full for a heavy group message text....
By Karen Fratti

Kaitlyn Bristowe Opens Up About Freezing Her Eggs

Anyone who's ever been engaged can likely relate to the fact that, almost immediately after you announce the big news, friends and family will start to ask you about when you're planning on having kid...
By Karen Fratti

You Have To See This Dad's Gender Reveal Machine

Gender reveal parties keep getting bigger and bigger, but Taylor Calmus, a dad and comedian, might have just won the parenting grand prize. Sure, plenty of people use extravagant cakes, piñatas, and e...
By Karen Fratti

AJ McLean & His Daughter Are The Cutest

Although you may have been just a teeny bopper when the Backstreet Boys first made their debut, the "boys" are all grown up now and have families of their own. This week, band member A.J. McLean annou...
By Karen Fratti

Dressing Room Tragedy Prompts Divisive Discussion

It can be so hard to keep track of children when you're out shopping, but it's hard to imagine that a minute with your back turned could have tragic consequences. This weekend, a boy's accidental dres...
By Karen Fratti

It's A Boy For Steven Yeun & Joana Pak!

Although it's been a sad year for The Walking Dead fans, it's been pretty great for Glenn. Well, the actor that played him at least (Spoiler alert!). This week, Steven Yeun and wife Joana Pak welcomed...
By Karen Fratti

Infant Mortality Rate Drops Overall, But Gaps Persist

There's some mixed news coming from a new report out of the Centers for Disease Control this week. According to the CDC, black and hispanic infants are twice more likely to die than Caucasian infants,...
By Karen Fratti

This Pediatrician Is Urging Congress Not To Cut Medicaid

Since announcing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) earlier this month, many groups and individuals have come forward to speak out against a number of proposed changes to the health care system. One ...
By Karen Fratti

Call Your Rep About WIC Before It Gets Cut

Most of the cuts in President Trump's proposed budget affect some of the most vulnerable groups of people, like the suggested cut to Meals on Wheels and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for ...
By Karen Fratti