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.