Jennifer Germano

Hey everyone! My name is Jennifer and I am honored to be part of the Romper team. I'm the proud mother of a wonderful little girl, engaged to the man of my dreams, and a recent college graduate looking brightly and excitedly toward the future. I grew up travelling and love to do so even today. When I'm not at home, I'm typically at Walt Disney World (AKA my second home and my happy place). I love to help others and try my best to be the light in the lives of others daily and help make the world a better place.
Recent Articles

11 Reasons Why I Made The Switch From An OB-GYN To A Midwife

As a young, soon-to-be mom, I thought that when it came time to pick the person who was going to help me bring my baby in the world, an OB-GYN was my only option. I found and started seeing an obstetrician immediately, however, I wasn't completely ha…
By Jennifer Germano

10 Of The Worst Ways To Respond To Your Inability To Breastfeed

In an attempt to #NormalizeBreastfeeding (which need to happen, don't get me wrong) breastfeeding is held up as the end-all-be-all way to feed your child. Rhetoric like "breast is best" is continually regurgitated in mom groups and online forums. New…
By Jennifer Germano

9 Moments That Make You Realize Your Baby Is The One In Charge

As parents, we'd like to think we're the ones calling the shots. After all, we're the "grown ups" and we're the ones providing a loving home and stable environment and food and clothing and all the other necessities for our child (or children). We're…
By Jennifer Germano

10 Little Things Your Toddler Will Be Fascinated By (So No Need To Buy Expensive Toys)

Before I had my daughter, I assumed I would need to by all the expensive toys advertised on television and highlighted on parenting sites and displayed in stores. I was convinced I had to register all the things and buy all the things and make sure m…
By Jennifer Germano

8 Things Every Woman Who Hates Pregnancy Thinks About Her OB-GYN, But Doesn't Say Out Loud

For me, pregnancy was a mix of juxtaposing emotions. My pregnancy was unplanned and I had no idea how to be a mom; I didn't know what to expect during my pregnancy except what I had learned from others and from the media (which is usually horrifical…
By Jennifer Germano

12 Things That Happen When You Don't Raise Your Daughter To Be "Nice"

If your childhood was anything like mine, you probably heard the phrase, "Now, be nice," on a regular basis. I know I certainly didn't think anything of it growing up, but now that I'm an adult I've realized just how twisted this sentiment really was…
By Jennifer Germano

10 Things No One Actually Likes About Breastfeeding

It's no secret that breastfeeding is wonderful and astounding and beneficial to both the mother and the baby. In fact, most women are told they should breastfeed as soon as they become pregnant, and for good reason. Still, the need to #NormalizeBreas…
By Jennifer Germano

15 Things You Think You Have To Pack In Your Hospital Bag (But Really Don't)

As I neared my due date, one piece of advice was told to me over and over and over again: "Make sure your hospital bag is packed. Don't forget." Everyone from family members to friends, doctors to and well-meanings strangers were telling me what I sh…
By Jennifer Germano

10 Ways Every Lazy Mom Handles Playdates

Whether you love or hate playdates, you can't deny they're somewhat of a necessity. After all, we want our children to interact with others, make friends, become productive members of society and learn how to "play nice." Some moms take a "hands on" …
By Jennifer Germano

10 Things No One Actually Likes About Toddlers

It's easy to wax poetic about how fun and exciting and adorable toddlers are. They're coming into their own; they're exploring the world around them with fearlessness and intrigue; they're developing their own unique personalities; they're able to sa…
By Jennifer Germano

12 Moments When You Realize Pregnancy Is Exactly Like A Horror Movie

It's easy to go on an don about how beautiful and magical and wonderful pregnancy is. For so many women, of course, it is. There's absolutely nothing wrong with celebrating something as awe-inspiring as a woman growing another human being inside her …
By Jennifer Germano

8 Struggles Parents Who Are Bad At Math Know All Too Well

While I'm not one to label people, human beings generally fall into two categories: those that are exceptional at math, and those that aren't. I fall into the latter category, although I can safety say it hasn't been too big of a detriment. Then, wel…
By Jennifer Germano

9 Things Every Grown-Ass Couple Does Before Bed To Stay Strong

Moving from the honeymoon stage of any relationship to the "real" phases of the relationship can be difficult, to say the least. However, if you are a mature couple dedicated to growing together, there are a few things you can do to make that transit…
By Jennifer Germano

11 Hilarious Tweets About Postpartum Sex That Every Parent Will Find Funny

Sex and having a baby go hand-in-hand (for most people, although that definitely isn't always the case). Whenever you talk about having a baby, for the most part, sex is involved. Once that baby arrives, however, the sex-game changes and you don't re…
By Jennifer Germano

9 Reasons Living Close To Your Parents After You Have Kids Is The Absolute Best

When starting my own family, I quickly realized the continued importance of my family, too. Having come from a wonderful family, it didn't take me long to piece together the undeniable face that, hey, living close to your parents after you have kids …
By Jennifer Germano

8 Reasons Letting Your Baby Sleep In The Hospital Nursery Doesn't Make You A Bad Mom

These days people are pretty quick to judge almost every single parenting decisions a mom will make. In fact, it's to the point that you feel like you can't win. If you breastfeed, don't do it in public; if you work, feel guilty; if you stay home, fe…
By Jennifer Germano

13 Ways Being On The Debate Team As A Kid Makes You A Great Mom

You can read all the baby books and do all the research and ask all the seasoned moms all the questions, but it will be your past experiences (in my opinion) that end up adequately preparing you for motherhood. Like, for example, being on the debate …
By Jennifer Germano

9 Helpful Things To Say To A Mom Using The "Cry It Out" Method

Crying it out is a personal choice, and one that isn't always an easy one to make. Even if you're steadfast in your decision and you know without a shadow of a doubt that it's the best one for your baby (and yourself) it can still be difficult. After…
By Jennifer Germano

11 Text Messages Every Mom Sends Her BFF After Having Postpartum Sex

Postpartum sex is somewhat of a milestone for most new moms. If you follow doctor's orders, you've waited six (or more) weeks before engaging in sexual activity. Couple that necessary waiting period with sleep-deprivation, adjusting to parenthood and…
By Jennifer Germano

12 Struggles You Face When You're In A Long-Distance Relationship After Your Baby Is Born

Long-distance relationships are notoriously difficult, and for good reason. While there's no denying that some people can handle them, and rather well; a certain amount of distance between two people is going to but a strain on even the healthiest of…
By Jennifer Germano