Cat Bowen

Cat Bowen (she/her) is a lifestyle writer at Romper, covering everything from breastfeeding and sexual health to special needs parenting. In addition, she writes about beauty, food, nutrition, and loves to pen product reviews, especially when it comes to the best goodies at Costco, Target, and Trader Joe's. Her work has appeared on Romper, Bustle, Hearst's Best Products, Runner's World, Huffington Post, Food Network, and others. She is perpetually in school, most recently receiving her graduate degree in Gender Studies from The Graduate Center. When Cat isn't writing or studying, you can find her at the park, reading a good book or catching up on politics while her kids play, or running along the bay in Brooklyn, New York.

Cat Bowen

Postpartum

Postpartum Vaginal Spasms Sound Horrific, But Here’s What They Are

Spoiler: they’re no fun.

Thanksgiving

The 10 Best Store-Bought Bread Rolls For Your Holiday Table

They’re sure to be a hit.

Postpartum

There's Actually A Certain Way To Get Out Of Bed After A C-Section

These tips will save you.

Life

My Abortion Saved My Life

While my story is a tragic one, not all are — and it doesn’t, and shouldn’t, matter.

Work

Here's When Experts Say You Should Tell Your Boss You're Pregnant

Timing is everything.

Halloween

If Your Toddler Needs Colored Hair For Their Costume, Here's What Experts Suggest

Wigs are a great option.

Breastfeeding

The Best Breastfeeding Positions For Babies With Reflux

Gravity is your friend here.

Screen Time

We're Thinking About After-School Screen Time All Wrong

The rules aren’t exactly black and white.

Shopping

Target's Disney Stores Are Now Expanding

Just in time for the holidays. “Do you want to build a snowman... and go shopping?”

Pregnancy

Here's What It *Really* Means If You're "Measuring Ahead," According To An Expert

Should you be concerned?

Costume Party

Is Halloween Hair Color Spray Safe For Kids? Experts Weigh In

Because there’s nothing like rainbow hair on Halloween.

Halloween

8 Spooky Old Wives' Tales About Babies Born On Halloween

Are they true? You never know.

Halloween

How To Paint A Pumpkin On Your Baby's Butt, Because 'Tis The Season

It’s too cute to resist.

Back To School

Lunch Meat Is A Safe Option For Your Kid’s Lunch

But only if it’s stored properly, a dietitian says.

Breastfeeding

How Breastfeeding Affects Your Cervical Mucus

Whether you’re trying to conceive again or avoiding it, breastfeeding can change your mucus a bit.

TTC

Here's How Much Sperm You Actually Need To Get Pregnant

The amount might surprise you.

Relationships

How To Set Boundaries With Your In-Laws When You Have A New Baby

Because it’s important for everyone.

Breastfeeding

Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding Delaying Your Period

You could probably use a little break, tbh.

Summer

How Coronavirus Stands Up To A Chlorinated Swimming Pool

Spoiler alert: it’s not a bad place to splash and feel safe.

Parenting

How To Celebrate Pride As A Family

Because love and support and representation is for every member of your family.