Danielle Campoamor

Senior Identity Editor. Bustle Columnist. Seen in NBC News, CNN Opinion, Teen Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, Marie Claire, Playboy, and more.

It's Easy To Hate Jennifer Aniston's Character In 'Dumplin'' — But She's All Of Us

My 3-week-old son was laying on my chest when I sleepily scanned through my Netflix options on a late Tuesday — or was it Wednesday? — night. After a few haphazard moments, I landed on the Netflix original movie Dumplin', based on the 2015…
By Danielle Campoamor

This Mom Running For Office Gave Birth On The Campaign Trail, Because She's That Badass

While voter turnout for the 2018 midterms is already historic, a general sense of apathy concerning the act of voting is still present. From people claiming they're "too busy" to vote, to some believing their vote won't matter or facing barriers to…
By Danielle Campoamor

We’re Locking Up Mothers Who Can’t Afford Bail

What's the worst mistake you've made as a mom? Sleeping through a night waking? Driving above the speed limit? There is likely something. But you wouldn't expect your mistakes to land you in prison. Prison — a system in which 2.3 million people are…
By Danielle Campoamor

Vote Like Your Mental Health Depends On It... Because It Does

Those stress headaches over the past year are not a figment of your imagination. Election night 2016, and what has followed, has impacted the mental health of the country, according to researchers. And for the Trans Americans, Muslims, immigrants,…
By Danielle Campoamor

It's Time To Talk About The "Dad Cold"

Let me paint you a picture: I'm 36 weeks pregnant and was just given the flu shot. At the behest of my OB-GYN, my partner has just received the flu shot, too. I'm still working full-time, and we both care for our 4-year-old son; dropping him off and…
By Danielle Campoamor

Phantom Kicks Post-Pregnancy Are A Thing & It's Time To Talk About It

I didn't particularly enjoy being pregnant. I could've done without the constant nausea and vomiting, the weight gain, and feeling like my body wasn't really my own. I didn't like feeling so out of control when it came to my bodily functions, and…
By Danielle Campoamor

The One Intense Labor Symptom No One Is Talking About

I was ready for the contractions. I knew about the whole "pooping while pushing" thing. I prepared myself for the epidural needle. I knew about the "ring of fire" and the possible tearing and the chances of hemorrhoids. But when I was in active…
By Danielle Campoamor

9 Reasons Being Pregnant In October Is The Best

I've never "planned" a pregnancy for a specific month or date. Honestly, that just sounded like a lot of work and even more math. But I can tell you that I'm pleasantly surprised to learn that being pregnant in October is the damn best. I'm…
By Danielle Campoamor

The One Intense Pregnancy Symptom *No One* Is Talking About

Last week my partner forgot to pick up our son from school. He works nights so, in his defense "forgot" really meant "accidentally slept through his alarm." So I raced to my son's school from work, 36 weeks pregnant, so that one of us could pick him…
By Danielle Campoamor

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Want You To Stop Treating Your Kids Like Kids

Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, David Burtka, are preparing to attend the New York City Wine & Food Festival, and their kids are nowhere in sight. That's the point, of course, and one that's important for both Harris and Burtka to continue to…
By Danielle Campoamor

Here's Why Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Baby Won't Be A Prince Or Princess

It's official, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are expecting their first child, according to a statement released by Kensington Palace via Twitter. That means #RoyalBabyWatch is officially on. But Meghan Markle and…
By Danielle Campoamor

Here's How Far Along Meghan Markle *Probably* Is

The world has waited with baited breath for another royal baby the moment Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle. Well world, wait no more: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child. According to Kensington…
By Danielle Campoamor

Here Are Some Possible Names For Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Baby

After months of speculation (and really, people, we should be past the whole "is she or isn't she?" pregnant thing), it's been confirmed: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are expecting their first child, according to a…
By Danielle Campoamor

Here's When The World Can Expect Another Royal Baby

The world speculated and spread rumors and speculated some more, but now it's official: The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, is expecting her first child with the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. The two married this past May and, just five months…
By Danielle Campoamor

9 Things You Can Do Instead Of Asking A Pregnant Woman If She Has Had Her Baby Yet

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and already the questions are coming my way. "Have you had that baby yet?" "When is that baby coming?" "OMG it feels like you've been pregnant forever!" And while I get that people are excited and I should be grateful that so…
By Danielle Campoamor

We Need To Start Talking About Purple Butterfly Babies

My son has multiple names. Matthias. Boo Bear. Boo. Boo Bear the Poo Bear. Bug. Bugaboo. Sweet pea. Bugga Bugga Boo Bear. Sweetheart. Love. I have never, however, referred to my son as a purple butterfly baby, even though that's what he is. If I'm…
By Danielle Campoamor

Yes, Sweetie, Mommy Is Angry, & Nothing Should Give You More Hope

On the day Judge Brett Kavanaugh was ultimately confirmed to the Supreme Court, regardless of multiple sexual assault allegations and proof of perjury, I woke up angry in our nation's capital, one of thousands of angry women. The rage was palpable;…
By Danielle Campoamor

I Never Thought I Would Get To Pass On My Son’s Clothes To His Baby Brother

I'm setting up a newly-purchased bassinet and it feels like a dream. I'm carefully putting newborn diapers away, one by one, and every movement feels surreal. I'm folding a newborn onesie, a newborn sweater, and a seemingly endless supply of…
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Don Jr. Says #MeToo Has Him Worried For His Sons. Me Too.

Last week the entire country watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford sat in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and, under oath, accused D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape. In excruciating detail, Dr. Ford recalled what she…
By Danielle Campoamor

School Is Changing My Son, & There's Nothing I Can Do About It

I was admittedly nervous about the entire prospect of pre-kindergarten. Sure, I was excited for my son and all the new opportunities he was going to be able to enjoy in a classroom of 15 4- and 5-year-olds, but the day I dropped him off at school…
By Danielle Campoamor