Abi Berwager Schreier

Abi got her feet wet in journalism by freelancing for an alternative weekly in Atlanta for a few years as a music journalist. When she realized she needed health insurance and more money to pay bills, she worked a 9 to 5 as a writer and copy editor at a corporate law firm. After three years, it dawned on her that this most definitely wasn’t a good fit (ya think?) and decided to give freelancing a try again, where she was a ghostwriter of blog posts and industry articles, and wrote press releases, biographies, mission statements, web content, and any other editorial-related branding. All that in addition to writing feature stories for her hometown's community news website. Thankfully, Abi was hired at Romper after three years of that, but she still freelances from time to time. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, two cats, two beagles, and her son, Jack — the newest member of “the funny farm.” She hopes Jack will grow up to love animals, hiking, comic books, metal music, and The Golden Girls as much as she does. Dorothy Zbornak is Abi’s soul sister and patronus.

Your Middle School Self Would Love These 'Baby-Sitters Club' Baby Names

I've read every single Baby-Sitter's Club, Baby-Sitter's Little Sister, Baby-Sitter's Club Mystery, and Baby-Sitter's Club Super Special book that was ever written by Ann M. Martin. These books are what got me so into reading, and what I'd like to…
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We're Drooling Over This 'Great Pumpkin' Recipe From The New ‘Peanuts’ Cookbook

It’s finally cooling off here in Georgia (it only took until October 12). And that means it’s time to start watching It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown over and over again. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Peanuts cartoons since I was a little…
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You *Need* To Dress Your Whole Family In Target's Matching Pajama Sets

Every Christmas Eve, my parents and I would put on our best tacky holiday-themed pajamas, hop in the car, and drive around looking at holiday lights on houses and in the town square while listening to holiday music. We'd usually wear matching…
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Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month With These Powerful Instagram Captions

I feel like everybody knows somebody who has been affected by cancer — especially breast cancer. This is absolutely devastating and unfortunate of course. But you're not alone. Whether you're dealing with a friend or loved one going through breast…
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These Princess Charlotte Halloween Costume Ideas Are Royally Adorable

Sometimes Halloween just sneaks up on you, and you need something simple for your kid's Halloween costume — perhaps even something you may already have in your closet. If you don't want to cut holes in a sheet for a ghost costume a la It's The Great…
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10 Halloween Costume Ideas That Make Great Use Of Your Kid's Stroller

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you have a tiny baby, you may be wondering what to do for their first Halloween (or if you even should venture out trick-or-treating since they obviously can't eat candy and it's really all for you).…
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These Baby Names Are Your Mother-In-Law's Worst Nightmare

I’m so lucky I have an amazing mother-in-law who seems to love me more than her son at times. She also lives far away in Colorado, so she doesn’t even have the chance to be pushy or judgy — not that she would anyway because she’s the best (love you,…
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Once Your Mucus Plug Comes Out, Here's What Experts Say You Should Avoid Doing

During my pregnancy, I learned so many things about my body — many of which sounded pretty gross. My “mucus plug” and how I could lose it was definitely no exception. In addition to learning about gross things happening to my body, there was always…
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13 Halloween Movie & Cocktail Pairings To Get You In The Spooky, Booooozy Mood

I love a good cocktail, and I love a good Halloween movie. Put the two together, and you’ve got one amazing evening planned if you ask me. I’m always looking for cocktails to go with a favorite Halloween movie, because nothing says Halloween and…
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Here's The Truth Behind That Old Wives' Tale That Basil Induces Labor

When I was pregnant with my son, even though I was getting induced for medical reasons at 39 weeks and four days, I still wanted to try to induce labor at 39 weeks and three days so I wouldn't have to get that scary as hell balloon. I tried…
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You Guys, There's *Another* Huge Carter's Sale Happening With Up To 80% Off Items

I *may* have had a slight obsession (problem) with Carter’s rompers when I was registering for and purchasing clothes during my pregnancy. I could not get enough rompers. Anyway, thankfully for my wallet (but unfortunately for my husband’s sanity),…
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If Your Fundal Height Is Measuring Large, Here's What Could Be Causing It

Like most people, pregnant women come in all shapes and sizes. That’s right, pregnant women are people, too, even though we aren’t always treated like a person based on random people’s comments on our bodies. For all the comments about how you’re…
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20 Things You Really Can't Do With A Newborn In The First Month

As a first-time mom, I feel like nothing could have prepared me for that first month. Sure, everyone was like "sleep while you can" while I was pregnant to prepare, but har har. If only you could stockpile sleep, right? That first month was pure…
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Here's What To Pack In Your Kid's Lunch To Help Them Learn & Focus At School

When I worked my office job, the worst feeling was not having time to eat breakfast and then feeling sluggish and unfocused the entire morning until I ate lunch. And depending on what I would eat for lunch, I could still feel crummy the rest of the…
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If Your Dog Seems Different During Fall Equinox, There's Actually A Reason For It

Sometimes I feel like my beagles are smarter and more aware than almost any person. In fact, I think that about most dogs and animals in general. (Sorry humans.) And while I know many feel like it’s an old wives' tale, I swear my dogs act…
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Here's How To Tell If Those PMS Signs Are Really Early Pregnancy Symptoms

When I was trying to conceive (TTC) one of the most irritating parts was playing the PMS or pregnancy symptom game after every fertile period. Did it finally work? Was this the one? And I know I’m not alone in feeling that way. Like many things for…
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20 Cheap Halloween Decorations Under $20, Because You're Not Exactly The Pumpkin King

I've been trying to be good this year and not "extra" by waiting until the official first day of fall to put up my fall and Halloween decor. Y'all, it's so hard, but it does help that the temperature is still in the 90s here in Georgia…
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Here's When You'll Need To Turn Your Clocks Back This Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year for several reasons. My birthday is at the end of September, I love the cooler temperatures, Halloween is the best, the clothing styles are way better, beautiful leaves are falling, Thanksgiving is my other favorite…
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These Are The Biggest Halloween Trends This Year, According To Etsy

If you’re an avid viewer of the show The Office, you may recall when Michael wanted to create a “classy Christmas” for his love interest, Holly, when she returned to the Scranton branch. So he donned a fancy red cap (no Santa hats here) and a silky…
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OK, These Toll House Monster Munch Cookies Are Perfect Halloween Nostalgia

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing Halloween treats, candy, and costumes in the stores since early August. And let me tell you, I’m not mad about it. Not one bit. As someone who lives in the south, fall is the absolute best time of year in…
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