Katie Malczyk

Katie is a writer based in London. She was born in New Jersey, grew up in the Chicago suburbs, then lived in Massachusetts, Germany, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Somewhere along the way she picked up a PhD in medieval German literature.

21 Best Potty Training Products For Toddlers, Because You Need All The Help You Can Get

Potty training is one of childhood's major rites of passage. And it's a particularly tough one to get through. Both you and your kid need epic amounts of patience to work out the kinks, resilience to bounce back from setbacks, and consistency to set…
By Katie Malczyk

Here's Why Some Babies Love Sleeping With Their Hands In The Air

Watching your baby sleep has to be one of the most amazing experiences of early parenthood. And not just because it means that you've finally lulled them into a state of quiet unconsciousness and can finally take a breather — it's also because they…
By Katie Malczyk

Do Men Have A Higher Sperm Count In The Morning? Asking For A Friend

When you're trying to conceive (TTC), there are a lot of factors to be aware of and daily routines to tweak. Things like taking your basal body temperature and testing your urine for ovulation hormones quickly become automatically engrained. No…
By Katie Malczyk

10 Instagram Captions For National Siblings Day, That Are As Real As Your Relationship

Today is National Siblings Day, and that, of course, means finding an adorable pic of you and your sib(s) as kids and posting it on Instagram. (OK, you might want to text them and say Happy National Siblings Day, too.) But once you've found that…
By Katie Malczyk

7 iPad Hacks For Parents Who Share Their Tablet With A Curious Toddler

The first time I showed my iPhone to my two-year-old niece, I was amazed at how she knew exactly what to do with it. We were looking at photos (she has a lot of fun identifying family members) and she knew exactly how to swipe to get to the next…
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Which ’90s Sitcom Character Is Your Toddler? You're Not Imagining Those Zack Morris Vibes

Toddler behavior is baffling. Sometimes your kid is all calmness and cuddles, then suddenly they're nothing but testiness and tantrums. You can communicate with them a lot more than when they were a baby, but it can still seem like nothing's really…
By Katie Malczyk

You May Be Cleared To Fly While Pregnant, But Can You Go On That Chill Cruise? Probs Not

A cruise sounds like every pregnant woman's dream come true: A deck full of lounge chairs inviting you to lay back and doze off, a sparkling pool where you can float to relieve your achy muscles, and an endless smorgasbord of food options with…
By Katie Malczyk

7 Things You Should *Never* Do To Get Rid Of A Baby's Hiccups

Hiccups are a normal and natural part of your baby's development. Even before they were born, they were hiccuping in utero (which you probably felt at some point). But it's different when you actually see your newborn get a fit of hiccups: It looks…
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10 Hilarious April Fools' Day Pranks To Pull On Your Family This Easter Sunday

This Sunday is Easter. It's also April Fools' Day. And if you're doing anything to celebrate Easter, your family probably won't be thinking about April Fools' at all. So it's the perfect chance to completely blindside them with some Easter-themed…
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6 Early Signs Your Baby Will Be An Introvert Later In Life, According To Experts

Before your baby is even born, you can't help but wonder about their personality. Will they be easygoing? Excitable? A prankster? A bookworm? Then, once your little bundle of joy arrives, you start looking for signs that they're going to turn out to…
By Katie Malczyk

11 Clever April Fools' Day Pranks To Play On Your Wife That Are Funny AF

April Fools' Day is coming right up, and it's not too early to start planning. Pranks and practical jokes can run the gamut from simple to elaborate, and from cute to downright malicious. Since, for your special someone, you'll want to make sure…
By Katie Malczyk

Here Are 8 Signs Your Toddler Actually Has Seasonal Allergies... Not A Cold

Spring has officially arrived, and so has the onslaught of allergy season. If you're one of the millions of adults who is plagued by seasonal allergies, that's bad enough — but what if your toddler has allergies, too? It used to be accepted wisdom…
By Katie Malczyk

Start Your Day *Early* If You're Heading Out To March For Our Lives For All These Reasons

Shortly after the devastating attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, student survivors and their families began organizing the March For Our Lives (MFOL) in Washington, D.C., on March 24. Now that the day of the event is…
By Katie Malczyk

No Time To Knit Before March For Our Lives? Here Are 12 Evil Eye Products You Can Order

Just as the symbol for the Women's March was the pink pussy hat, the emblem for this Saturday's March For Our Lives (MFOL) has become the evil eye glove. Knitting patterns and how-to videos are available for free online, but if you aren't the crafty…
By Katie Malczyk

Going To The March For Our Lives? Don't Forget Your Evil Eye Gloves

This Saturday, March 24, cities around the world will see a wave of March For Our Lives (MFOL) demonstrations — gatherings of people demanding an end to America's persistent gun violence. Organized as a direct response to the school shooting at…
By Katie Malczyk

How The First Day Of Spring Will Affect Your Child: Something's Definitely In The Air

The first day of spring signals warmer weather, longer days, and more opportunities to be outside. But for your child, the spring equinox on March 20 might also mark the beginning of some puzzling new behaviors. And it also means that there are some…
By Katie Malczyk

Your Kids Will *Love* These 7 Creative Indoor Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

I remember Easter being a pretty great holiday when I was growing up. Coloring Easter eggs with those Paas tablets was really fun, and the Easter bunny always provided us with a really decent selection of chocolate, Peeps, and jelly beans. Then, of…
By Katie Malczyk

16 Baby Announcement Captions To Share On Instagram When Your Baby Is Finally Here

If you announced your pregnancy on Instagram, you probably labored (yep, pun intended) for a long time to come up with the perfect photo and caption. Once you took the pic, figured out the right wording, posted it, and got all the likes, it probably…
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8 Horrifying, Fascinating, & Surprising Ways Your Boobs Change After Pregnancy

Like it or not, your boobs have a starring role in your pregnancy. They get bigger, more tender, and they change in color and even shape. But, unlike most of the rest of your body, those transformations don't stop after you've given birth. In fact,…
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Here's What *Actually* Happens On The Spring Equinox, Which Is Just Around The Corner

The spring equinox, also called the vernal equinox, marks the first day of spring for the Northern Hemisphere. In 2018, the spring equinox falls on Tuesday, March 20. The date is slightly different from year to year — March 19, 20, or 21 — because…
By Katie Malczyk