Katie McPherson

Katie McPherson is a staff writer for Romper, where she covers all things lifestyle, health, pregnancy, parenting, and products. She edits and oversees Romper’s Had to Share series, which highlights the holy grail products that Romper editors and contributors swear by. She pens the occasional essay, and loves diving deep into reported features about all things related to health and children’s safety.

Katie's career began as an intern at a local health magazine, where she later served as associate editor, until taking a copywriting role within a major hospital’s marketing department. There she worked closely with OB-GYNs, midwives, and other birth providers to promote their labor and delivery services, sparking her interest in covering women’s health. She then worked at a children’s hospital, where she learned firsthand about the intricacies of health care access and how policy affects children’s safety and well-being. She joined Romper as a part-time writer in 2019 while freelancing. Her bylines have also appeared in HuffPost, VeryWell, The Daily Beast, and other regional publications in the Southeast. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida.

When she’s AFK, Katie is usually busy chasing her son down, reminding him that he is not Johnny Knoxville, or checking out a new local brewery with her husband. She enjoys boxing and horseback riding, and is currently reading whatever romantasy is trending on #booktok. You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Katie McPherson

Our Crystal Ball Says...

Romper Predicts 2024’s Baby Name Trends: Fantasy, Vintage, & More

Did someone say “cool girl” names?

Compliments: Incoming

This Easy Cookie Exchange Recipe Dominates The Dessert Table Every Time

I can’t bake, but these always come out perfect.


Here Are Netflix’s New Christmas Movies & Specials For 2023

There’s something for everyone.

Crack Down

If You Have Toddlers, Keep Them Away From The Holiday Nut Bowl

Just put the walnuts away, Great Aunt Shirley.


This Mom’s Hilarious Elf On The Shelf “Fart” Prank Is Going Viral On TikTok

Her kid just kept going back for another whiff of the jarred toot.


How To Prep Your Toddler Before Meeting Santa

Maybe it won’t be a total cluster...this year.


New TikTok Trend Asks Men To Name A Woman On The Spot & The Answers Are *Gold*

Out with the Roman Empire; in with “name a woman.”

Besties Fur Life

These Matching Christmas Pajamas For Babies & Pups Are So Doggone Cute

A bunch of them are on sale, too.

Food Chatter

Can You Eat Baked Brie While Pregnant?

Put down the cheese knife and back away from the crostini.


60 Christmas Eve Instagram Captions To Describe Your Festive Feelings

Whether all is calm or all is chaos.

Tough Topics

How To Talk To Your Kid About Their Loved One’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Expert advice to help you prepare.

Stock Up

Bath & Body Works’ 2023 Candle Day Sale Is Back, Babes

Yes, you do need three Fresh Balsams.


Childfree Woman Wants To Divorce Husband Over Wanting Custody Of Kids & Reddit Agrees

They don’t make red flags big enough for this.

Holiday Movies

Is The Santa Clause Appropriate For Kids To Watch?

Everything you should know before you queue it up.


Ed Helms Keeps His Wife & Daughter’s Identities A Complete Secret

If you’re wondering who they are, you’ll be wondering for a long time.


by Katie McPherson and Romper Staff

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

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

Safety First

Is It Safe To Leave Outdoor Christmas Decorations On Overnight?

What to do with your lights and inflatables.

The Tea On Trees

A Quick History Of The Christmas Tree To Tell Your Kids While You Decorate

Perfect if your kid loves a fun fact.


96 Caption Ideas For Santa Pics

Co-starring your kids, you, even Fido.

Cozy Season

The Most Festive Christmas Pajamas For Babies, Toddlers, & Kids

No sad beige PJs here.