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.

The One Healthy Pregnancy Choice Meghan Markle Made That You Can Do RN For Free

Once again, the haters are out in full swing when it comes to Meghan Markle, only this time it's about the way she touches her own body during her own pregnancy in public. You'd think she was doing something obscene in public, the way people are…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

These Holiday Gifts Are What Lazy Moms Need To Be Their Best, Laziest Selves

Sometimes, being a mom just sucks all the energy right out of you. Actually, let's be real: Not sometimes, but all the time, am I right? Moms need to treat themselves far more than they do, and allow themselves to be a little lazy. Whether it's a…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

This Giant Hogwarts Gingerbread Castle Proves The Holidays Really Are Magical

In the era of random “holidays” sprinkled throughout the year, e.g., National Pancake Day, National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, etc., I was pretty excited to learn of another one in the month of December that isn’t even Christmas or Hanukkah — but…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

OMG, Puppy Reveal Parties Are So Much Cuter Than Gender Reveal Parties

If you’ve been a purveyor of the internet and social media for any amount of time, I’m sure you’ve heard that gender reveal parties are phasing out in popularity in a lot of cases. First, many folks don’t think gender matters and we choose our own…
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These Fascinating Things Happen In Your Brain As Soon As You Give Birth

I always thought it was annoying when people would say, “Your life will change forever after having a baby.” Because duh. There’s a human being I’m responsible for, for the rest of my life. But my thoughts, feelings, and physical responses changed,…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

These Gifts That Give Back Will Remind You What The Holidays Are All About

The holidays, if you do them right, are just as much about giving than receiving, if not more. Want to pick a few gifts for loved ones that keep on giving? This list of 10 gifts that give back this year are a good place to start looking if you want…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

How To Get Your Baby To Nap When You've Tried Everything & You're Losing It

Ironically, as I write this assignment about how to get my baby to nap, I’m trying to get my baby to nap. And trying. And trying. It's getting better, but about a week ago, I was sobbing for four hours a day with my then 4-month old sobbing along…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Kohl's Is Opening So Early On Black Friday, Will It Even Be Black Friday Yet?

For some folks, Black Friday madness and shopping go hand-in-hand with turkeys, dressing, and cranberry sauce. Hitting the stores for all the deals and sales every year is a family tradition for many, and what used to be an event that happened…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

OMG, Sephora's Black Friday Sale Is Here & Now You Can Get *All* The Things

I have a confession to make. I had never set foot into a Sephora until last year. I was never really into makeup except for occasionally wearing eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner, and powder, and I surely didn't know how to apply all of it correctly, or…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Here's What You Actually Need To Talk To Your Parents About Before Having Kids

We all know there are a ton of things to discuss with your partner before trying to conceive (TTC), including parenting styles (e.g.., will you practice co-sleeping, or will you attempt the cry-it-out method?), thoughts on daycare, finances,…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Target's Thanksgiving Looks For Kids Include Cozy Sweaters & More For Under $20

I can't believe Thanksgiving is almost here. I'm hosting for the first time with a 6-month-old baby, because I'm nuts. Of course I'm excited, too, but with so much to do, I'm bound to forget something. Which reminds me, I need to start getting our…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Thanksgiving Dinner In The Hospital After You Have A Baby Can Actually Be Good

If you've ever had a baby, you know that the first meal you eat after childbirth is a really big deal. As in, you're hungrier than you've ever been. So hungry, in fact, that sometimes you don't even care if all there is to eat is hospital food. But…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

If Your Family Needs Some Help This Thanksgiving, Here's Where To Look

For many families, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and to gather around a table filled with delicious food. They battle annoying relatives while breaking bread with them and discuss what they're thankful for this year, as well as plans for the…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

What Does Wildfire Smoke Do To Babies & Toddlers? Here's What You Should Know

The Paradise, California, wildfire known as Camp Fire is one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California’s history, as CNN reports. More than 600 people are missing, and the death toll is now at 63 people. The toll continues to…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Moms Are Obsessed With This Olaf Version Of Elf On The Shelf & You Will Be Too

The holidays are coming up fast, which means Elf on the Shelf photos will take over Facebook. While those are always cute, wouldn't it be nice to play a fun game that's not based on the premise of scaring your children into being good because an…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

This Edible Glitter Turkey Is The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner For Unicorns

Everybody knows unicorns are all the rage right now. I’d even venture to say that the unicorn is the official animal (mythical creature?) of 2018. You've heard about unicorn humidifiers, unicorn pool floats, unicorn cakes, and even unicorn glitter…
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Hoping To Escape Your Family On Thanksgiving? You Can't Hide At These Stores

On Thanksgiving Day, many of us get along great with our families — extended and otherwise. If you're not one of those people, you might end up desperately looking for an excuse to leave the house at some point on turkey day (especially if racist…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Everybody's Freaking Out & Yup, Mercury Retrograde Is Starting Again Soon

You’ve got a flat tire and are running late to work on the same day that your computer crashes, and your kid wouldn’t go to bed last night and they keep throwing tantrums and suddenly they have a cold and then your entire family is sick? Whew. If…
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Kohl's Black Friday Sales Are Where To Score $5 Fleece, $10 Flannels & Much More

Personally, after my family enjoys the gigantic feast that is Thanksgiving dinner, we like to hang out together and doze and talk while lounging in the living room. Other families, however, like to go fight the crowds at Black Friday shopping sales…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Don't Freak Out, But Aldi's Wine Advent Calendars Are Disappearing Fast

Aldi knows exactly what you want for Christmas this year. And no matter if you've been naughty or nice, everyone can get Aldi's wine and cheese advent calendars for the month of December — as long as you get there early, apparently. Aldi released…
By Abi Berwager Schreier