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


8 Spooky Old Wives' Tales About Babies Born On Halloween

Are they true? You never know.


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.


How Breastfeeding Affects Your Cervical Mucus

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


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

The amount might surprise you.


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

Because it’s important for everyone.


Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding Delaying Your Period

You could probably use a little break, tbh.


How Coronavirus Stands Up To A Chlorinated Swimming Pool

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


How To Celebrate Pride As A Family

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

Summer Fun

Here's What You Need To Know If (When) Your Baby Eats Sand


25 Pride Quotes About Being Happy & Supportive

Whether you need one to share with a friend or to write on social media, there’s something here.


Pride Instagram Captions For Every Rainbow On Your Feed

Celebrate Pride with one of these sweet, funny captions.


Best Middle-Of-The-Night Snacks During Pregnancy

Because you’re just so hungry.

Pregnancy Around The World

6 American Pregnancy "Rules" That Aren’t Exactly A Thing Around The World

Did you know Finland has amazing postpartum care?

Planning For The Future

It's Not As Scary As You Think, Just Make Your Will Already

But it is as important as it sounds.


Vaccine Shedding Is Not A Thing, Experts Say

And you really don’t need to worry about it.


Disney’s Pride Merch Is The Stuff Of Dreams

All the girls, gays, and theys are ready for Disney Pride.

May The Fourth Be With You

16 Star Wars Quotes About Love That'll Make You Feel All The Feels

Because what is this franchise about if not love?


How To Tell If Your Baby's Behavior Is A Sign Of Stimming

No matter what, experts say you don’t need to panic.


The Truth Behind All Of Those “Swallowing Sperm Is Beneficial” Rumors

Honestly, you could just take a vitamin.