Katie McPherson

Katie McPherson is a lifestyle staff writer for Romper, where she covers all things health, pregnancy, parenting, and the occasional pet story or product roundup. Her bylines have also appeared in HuffPost, The Daily Beast, The Financial Diet, and other regional publications in the Southeast. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida. When she’s not writing for Romper, Katie is running her boutique marketing agency, Quill & Key Editorial. She loves horseback riding, grabbing a beer with her husband, and dressing her son in baby Converse and classic rock tees.
Katie McPherson

Back-To-School

20 Back-To-School Decorations For The Perfect End-Of-Summer Party

Perfect for parents in charge of the open house or a teacher excited to be back in the classroom.

Relationships

How To Talk To Your Partner About Your Sex Life

Having sex less happens, especially when you add kids to the equation.

Back To School

Lunch Meat Is A Safe Option For Your Kid’s Lunch

But only if it’s stored properly, a dietitian says.

Food

20 Healthy After-School Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Want To Eat

You may even want to make an extra helping for yourself.

Halloween

Pregnancy Might Not Be An Excuse To Avoid Haunted Houses

It’s OK to go to a haunted house while expecting if you take precautions.

Shopping

28 Food-Themed Baby Clothes For Your Little Nugget

Your baby will look like an absolute snack in these outfits.

Covid-19

The Delta Variant And Kids: What Parents Need To Know About The Next Phase Of Covid

Whether vaccines still work, when they’re coming for kids under 12, and protecting your children until then.

Dental Health

How To Floss A Toddler’s Teeth Without All The Drama

Because you know there’s going to be some drama.

Fourth Of July

Target’s 4th Of July Hours Are Perfect For Holiday Shopping

So fear thee not: Target’s doors will be open for any last-minute cookout essentials.

Sex

Scheduling Sex In A Relationship Is Just Fine (And Actually Fun)

Couples therapists agree that planning for a romp may be the best way to get intimate with each other.

Baby Registry

I Just Had A Baby & Here’s What I Actually Wish I Registered For

I should have asked for fewer adorable outfits and a lot more sleep sacks.

4th of July

These Recipes Are Perfect For Your July 4th Celebration

Refreshing lemonades, seasonal salads, and cookout classics that will disappear off the picnic table.

Breastfeeding

Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding & The COVID Vaccine

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about how the vaccine affects your breast milk and baby.

COVID-19

How Close Are We To A COVID-19 Vaccine For Children?

We get to the bottom of every question you have about kids and teens getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Summer

Pool Cannonballs Are Pretty Much A No-Go During Pregnancy

But floating and swimming and letting the water carry your belly for you? Totally OK.

Gift Guide

30 Father’s Day Gifts For Dads When You’ve Bought Them Everything Else

Because you’ve done the sock-of-the-month club.

Trying To Conceive

Masturbation Won’t Make You More Fertile, But It’s Good For You In Other Ways

And you can keep doing it once you are pregnant.

Books

20 Children’s Books To Read On World Autism Awareness Day

Read these books on for kids to learn about themselves, their sibling, or their peers with autism.

Mother's Day

32 Happy Mother's Day Quotes To Celebrate

Whether you’re writing them in a card or posting them on IG, these quotes will let Mom feel the love.

Books

30 Spring Book Releases To Add To Your Nightstand Right Now

Whether you like romance, thrillers, or nonfiction, there’s a new book for everyone this spring.