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.

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

Every Question You Have About Kids & Teens Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine

Like asking your pediatrician, "Would you give this to your kids?"

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.

Baby

Here's Why Your Baby Is *Always* Sticking Her Tongue Out At You

It’s so cute, but it’s also a normal, healthy part of your baby’s development.

Streaming

23 Movies & TV Shows To Stream For The Horse Kid In Your Life

So maybe you can get a break from the same movie over and over.

Special Needs

Parents Are DIYing Clothes For Their Kids Until Adaptive Brands Catch Up

“I am not a seamstress, and I’m having to cut up pajamas.”

Mental Health

Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant Still Has A Stigma. That Has To End.

I quit my medications while trying to conceive because it seemed like the right thing to do. I should have listened to my gut instead of my mom guilt.

Gift Guide

28 Spirit Toys For Your Horse-Obsessed Kid

Yes, they do need another horse figurine for their play stable.

Formula Feeding

6 Reasons Why Your Baby Seems To Hate Their Formula

If your baby fusses during feedings or flat-out refuses their bottle, try these six tips.

Weird Pregnancy Symptoms

Demystifying That Weird Popping Feeling & Sound During Pregnancy

If you're worried you're giving birth to Snap, Crackle, and Pop from the Rice Krispies commercials, fear not.

History

Twilight Births Sound Like An Absolute Nightmare

Thanks to birthing women throughout history, there are much safer pain management options for moms today.

Toddlers

Your Toddler's Obsession With Cars Has Some Benefits

And if your toddler has a parking garage's worth of Hot Wheels in your house, know that you're not alone.

Toddlers

Your Toddler's Obsession With Little Baby Bum Is Pretty Simple

Turn their favorite show into a rewards system and learning experience.

Coronavirus

How COVID Vaccines Affect Your Mammogram

A new study shows that getting your vaccine and mammo too close together can lead to a false positive.

Valentine's Day

41 Valentine's Day Instagram Captions For Every Love Post

Whether you're single or taken, parenting plants or a real baby together, there's a caption in this list for you.

Baby Names

21 Baby Names If You Like Sophia, But Want Something Different

There are lots of beautiful baby girl names with similar sounds and aristocratic vibes.

Side Effects

Can We Talk About Our Weak Hands During Pregnancy?

Doctors explain how your baby bump relates to your hands and wrists, and what you can do to ease the pain at home.