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.

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30 Catchy Elf On The Shelf Boy Names

Because you can do so much better than Scout.


Is Santa An Elf? Actually, He Might Be

Turns out the chimney entrance is a dead giveaway.


Santa Loves A Classic Cookie

Chocolate chip, sugar, or gingerbread — Santa Claus doesn’t discriminate.


11 Festive Thanksgiving Cocktails

Why not sip something special with dinner this year?


There's Still A Pandemic, But Here's How To Travel Safely For Christmas

It’s all about assessing your risks.

Elf on the Shelf

20 Mischievous Elf On The Shelf Ideas That Kids Will Flip For

Because who wants a goody-two-shoes for an elf?


What Your Delivery Drivers & Mail Carriers Really Want As A Thank You Gift

And apparently there are rules on what they're allowed to accept.

Day Care

Do Babies Need Daycare For Socialization? Experts Explain

Whether they stay home or go to day care, here’s how to tell your little one is ready for friends.

Gift Guides

17 Gifts For New Parents They'll Actually Use & Adore

These gifts will help the new parents feel loved, supported, relaxed, and more.


Don't Wait Until Thanksgiving Day To Buy Your Trader Joe's Snacks, OK?

Make your grocery list and check it twice, because Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Day hours are not exactly great for shopping.


The Perfect Gifts For Every Horse-Loving Kid You Know

When you can't get an actual pony, these gifts are the next best thing.

Gift Guide

37 Holiday Gifts For Dads When You’ve Bought Them Everything Else

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

Instagram Captions

These Instagram Captions For Veterans Day Say It All

And will give you all the feels.


These Elf On The Shelf Apps Will Keep The Holidays Full Of Festive Fun

Get the most holiday entertainment mileage possible out of Elfie this year.


14 Diverse Santa Pajamas, Be-Claus Christmas Is For Everyone

Merry Christmas to *all*.

Travel Entertainment

The Best Podcasts & Audiobooks To Get You Through Your Holiday Travels

Whether you want music history, true crime, or a story about a man reincarnated as a parrot.


How Do I Get My Kid A Covid Vaccine Appointment?

Shots are here for kids ages 5 and up.


These Toddlers Told Their Moms About Their Past Lives, Ghost Grandmas, & More

Out of the mouths of babes, as they say.


Your Watery, Clear Breast Milk Is Perfectly Normal

Put the bottle down and back away from the sink.


They Didn’t Give Birth, But Your Partner Can Have PPD, Too

But there are steps to help them feel better right now.