Janet Manley

Senior Features Editor at Romper. Australian. Mom to two adorable muffins.
Recent Articles

“There Is More We Can Do”: Olympian Kikkan Randall Opens Up About Postpartum

The advice for five-time Olympian, World Cup champion nordic skier, and mom Kikkan Randall following the birth of her son was to "take it easy" for six weeks, then come in for a checkup. "And I ended up injuring my back about a month after my son was…
By Janet Manley

Michelle Kwan Explains Why The Olympics Are Obsessed With Moms

At age 12, when you were still busy collecting POGS, Michelle Kwan burst onto the international figure-skating scene, going on to win her first World Championships at age 16, and competing in her first Olympics at 17 in Nagano, Japan, where she won s…
By Janet Manley

8 Times Women Outshone Men In The Winter Olympics

Throughout the history of the Winter Olympics, the struggle has been in having too many events competing for inclusion, and not enough time. And often, it has been women who got shafted on having their events included. It's the world's loss because, …
By Janet Manley

Is Stormi Spelled With An "I"? Kylie Jenner's Daughter's Name Is Extra Adorable

Interrupting our days to deliver the news we had all been on tenterhooks waiting to hear, ever since Kylie Jenner announced the safe arrival of her baby daughter on Super Bowl Sunday, Jenner dropped an Instagram on Tuesday that revealed her baby's na…
By Janet Manley

Is Stormi Named After Someone? Kylie Jenner Has A Taste For The Shakespearean

Kylie Jenner has had nine (or ten, depending on how you're counting) months to think about how her birth will go, without the intrusion of media or public opinion. And now, we have a baby name. Daughter of Travis Scott and Jenner, Stormi is named lik…
By Janet Manley

Selfie Boy Memes From Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime Show Gave Us Life To Continue

It was always going to be hard (sorry) to top Nipplegate, but the tweets following Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl show confirm that he almost certainly scraped together enough viral ephemera to form a meme. This time around, it wasn't Janet Jackson's…
By Janet Manley

Janet Jackson Doesn't Appear At The Super Bowl & Fans Celebrate Anyway

No matter your choice sports team, everyone knows that the best Super Bowl moment of recent history was Janet Jackson, circa 2004, a good and honest 14 years into our past. Unfortunately, Janet Jackson said she would not be appearing at Super Bowl LI…
By Janet Manley

Will Kylie Jenner's Birth Announcement Video Be A TV Special? There Is Enough Footage For It

If you haven't watched all 11 minutes of the Kardashian clan anointing Kylie Jenner's baby, and heralding ten months of pregnancy in, yes, as many minutes (so much to catch up on!), I recommend you watch Kylie Jenner's birth announcement video-slash-…
By Janet Manley

Kylie Jenner's Baby Is The Aquarius Baby That Was Foretold

Aquarius is a sign known for its unpredictability, and Kylie Jenner's baby is Aquarius as hell. The birth, announced on Super Bowl Sunday, now Kylie Jenner Baby Day, took place on Feb. 1, 2018, to the delight of the entire Kardashian clan. That puts …
By Janet Manley

About That Low-Key Panic Moms Feel All The Time

One of the first things I did as the parent of a newborn was write a really forlorn letter to an advice columnist. I wasn't depressed about my baby, but having a baby had sort of puffed up a cloud of free-floating anxiety about living far from my lov…
By Janet Manley

Moms, Your Village Is Here, & It's Yelling

"What do you women do when you get together?" The men ask. There are a lot of guesses — pillow fights, naked Instant-Pot cooking, witchcraft — but I’m not sure men realize the need for, or existence of, all-female discussions devoted to postpartum, t…
By Janet Manley

Here Is How 3 Sleep Methods Looked A Year Later

The biggest myth about parenting is that you step in the realm with a furnished plan about exactly how you will address feeding, sleeping, disciplining, and so on. That you leave the hospital with an "I'm with my attachment parent! ⬆️ " baby onesie o…
By Janet Manley

What is Chicago West's Net Worth?

Proving that her branding is second-to-none, Kim Kardashian and family announced today the name of their newest addition. Chicago West joins brother Saint, 2, and sister North, 4, in walking into a notorious family and wildly speculated fortune. What…
By Janet Manley

Do You See What Is Going On Here?

When Beyoncé Knowles gave birth to Blue Ivy in 2012, everyone got really excited about her rental of a private "executive birthing suite" at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan for a rumored $1 million. Tabloids cheeped about the ~excess~ of the privacy…
By Janet Manley

How Much Is Kim Kardashian's New Baby Worth?

All babies are priceless, but there is no denying that Kim Kardashian's new baby girl is going to have a little more pocket money than her peers if the Kardashian-West baby's net worth is to believed. The January 16 statement put out by Kim Kardashia…
By Janet Manley

Kim Kardashian's New Baby Is A Capricorn, & That Means This Girl Is The GOAT

Bringing the amazing Kardashian holiday season to a post-advent peak, the news has been reported by TMZ that Kim Kardashian welcomed her third child with Kanye West via surrogate on Monday. The newest member of the clan was born on Jan. 15, a birthda…
By Janet Manley

I Parented Like Queen Elizabeth II For A Week, But There Was One Thing I Couldn't Do

Be honest, you don’t really think of the queen as a mother. You think of her as the longest reigning monarch of England who also happens to have famous grandchildren and an obscene hat collection. The Queen Mum, you think, now there was a mother. And…
By Janet Manley

We Need To Talk About Mom Rage & Why It's So Common

Women love to tell their birth stories — those long, exciting walks while laboring, the spine-snapping pain of transition, and those first moments holding their child. But then it becomes the baby's story: first words and first steps and smash cakes.…
By Janet Manley

‘Big Little Lies’ Nails Modern Motherhood In A Way TV Never Has Before

Big Little Lies owned a piece of the 2018 Golden Globes — the power table of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley was hard to miss. On the far side of the awards, the success of the show seems inevitable, but sand it bac…
By Janet Manley

This Was The Best Golden Globes Of My Lifetime

The Globes were always the sillier, more drunken Oscars... until they weren't. The once laughable carnivalé put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (who?) became a darkly magic night for women to project their voices; the cauldron of activi…
By Janet Manley