Ellen Schmidt

Ellen Schmidt is a lifestyle writer at Romper, where she writes about all manner of parenting-related issues, as well as innovative product reviews for moms and children and general lifestyle and wellness topics. There's the occasional silliness, too: Perhaps you saw her piece on Cracker Barrel's limited edition fried chicken pool float? Ellen's background is in television and marketing, but she found her way back to her first love of writing by starting a blog when she became pregnant with her first child in 2009. Baby Meets City centers around life in New York City with children, from fun and unique activities to reviews of NYC-based children's books. In her limited spare time, she's developing a new website geared at families traveling to NYC on vacation. She earned a bachelor's degree in Communication from Salem College. For fun, Ellen enjoys traveling with her family, daydreaming about their next vacation, photography, and indulging in a glass of wine (or two) with friends she barely sees now that she's a mom (life motto: inject humor whenever possible). Follow Ellen on Instagram @babymeetscity for adventures in mom-hood, random food pics and finding the beauty in every day life.

Gift Guide

21 Fantastic Gifts For 4-Year-Olds

Because they're surprisingly hard to shop for

Thanksgiving

Safe Ways For Your Kid To Volunteer This Thanksgiving

Since food banks and serving at food kitchens is out, you need some new service ideas for children.

Food

This Giant Tin Of Cheetos Popcorn Is My Favorite Part Of 2020

And it comes in two flavors — cheddar and flamin' hot. Oh yes.

Life

These Halloween Instant Pot Recipes Are Hearty, Delicious, & Easy To Make

Life

'The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook' Lets You Make Your Favorite Disney Treats

Life

The Toniebox Is A Screen-Free Audio Toy That Plays Stories, Songs, & So Much More

Life

This Children's Book Subscription Box Sends Books With BIPOC Characters To Your Home

Life

The Yara Shahidi Barbie Is Empowering Girls To Vote & It's Perfect

Life

The Green Toys Disney Collection Is Eco-Friendly & Full Of Your Favorite Characters

Life

When Is The 2020 Fall Equinox? Autumn Is Almost Here

Life

The SNOObear Is Basically The SNOO Bassinet In A Cuddly Teddy Bear

Life

J.Crew's Labor Day Sale Includes 40% Off Full-Price Items, & Up To 70% On Sale Items

Sex & Relationships

These Common Marriage Issues During Quarantine Will Make You Feel *Seen*

Life

How To Make A Time Capsule With Your Kids & Remember The Year Of March 2020

Life

12 Peanut Butter Desserts To Use Up Your Pandemic Stockpile of PB

Life

If You're Tired Of Cooking, Try These Frozen Meals To Dump In Your Instant Pot

Life

12 Ice Cream Desserts You Can Make At Home For A Sweet Treat

Life

How To Throw A 'Bluey' Birthday Party That Even Rita & Janet Would Love

Life

Virtual Fourth Of July Fireworks Are Happening So You Can Celebrate From Home

Life

11 July 4th Social Distance Celebration Ideas