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

Baby

Here’s What To Do If Your Baby’s Nose Bleeds After Suctioning

Step one: Don’t panic.

Life

Feeling Flu-y After A Flu Shot? Doctors Explain Common Side Effects

TL;DR? Flu shots cannot give you the flu.

EOTS

Is It Too Late To Start Elf On The Shelf?

Nah. Here’s how to pull it off gracefully.

Holidays

Snap A Pic Of Santa In Your Living Room With These Free Apps

It’s easy to delight your kids by “catching” Santa.

Hanukkah

The Best Hanukkah Pajamas

For eight nights of cozy.

Instagram Captions

These Instagram Captions For Veterans Day Say It All

When “thank you for your service” doesn’t feel like enough.

Movies

Is The Nightmare Before Christmas Too Scary For Kids Under 5?

We take a look at what age can watch The Nightmare Before Christmas without getting ho-ho-horrible bad dreams!

Thanksgiving

The Best Store-Bought Bread Rolls For Your Holiday Table

They’re sure to be a hit.

Thanksgiving

Perfect Captions For Baby's 1st Thanksgiving

This is a day you’ll want to share for sure.

Sex

Can You Have Sex "Doggy Style" Pregnant? Here's The Deal

A midwife explains.

NICU

Do All Premature Babies Go To The NICU? A Pediatrician Explains

It’ll depend on many factors.

Sex

The Best Couch Sex Positions

Pro tips for the best sofa sex, ever.

Pregnancy

What Does Amniotic Fluid Smell Like? A Nurse Explains

If you’re really worried, though, call your OB.

Life

13 Rosh Hashanah Quotes For A Sweet New Year

baby names

20 Bridgerton-Inspired Baby Names

Lady Whistledown would surely approve.

Sex

6 Sex Positions To Reduce Leg Pain

Get your O without the ow.

Sex

How To Increase Your Sex Drive While Pregnant

If you want to have more sex, of course.

Potty Training

Here's How To Handle Potty Training During Nap Time

Because interrupting a nap is definitely not happening.

Potty Training

Want To Try The Bare Bottom Potty Training Method? Here's How To Start

It can be messy, but it works.

Breastfeeding

If Your Nipples Feel Sore Between Feedings, Here's What You Should Know

Relief is possible.