Kristina Johnson

Kristina is a mom and writer based in NYC. She's eagerly looking forward to the day her baby daughter is old enough to begin the Harry Potter series.
Recent Articles

If You're In The Market For A Birth Photographer, Here's What To Ask

Giving birth can simultaneously feel like the longest few hours of your life, and like it goes by in the blink of an eye. As much as you want to soak up every moment of this life changing event, the pain and the chaos of a busy delivery room could ve…
By Kristina Johnson

How Not To Poop On The Table During Birth, Because This Was *Not* Part Of Your Plan

Ask a pregnant woman what her biggest fears are heading into labor and you might be surprised how often you’ll hear the word “poop.” Many mamas-to-be dread the idea of having a bathroom disaster right there in front of their partner and a roomful of …
By Kristina Johnson

11 Weird But Awesome Life Hacks For People With Anxiety

Everyone — literally everyone — deals with anxiety at some point. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness among American adults, so if you're suffering from one, you're definitely not alone. Anxiety can take the form of a mild case of ne…
By Kristina Johnson

9 Men Reveal The Surprising Things That Annoy Them (Cue Eye Roll)

While we'd all love to think that we have sparkling personalities and that everyone delights in our company 100 percent of the time, the truth is that we all have our little quirks and bad habits that can get on other people's nerves. When you're in …
By Kristina Johnson

41 Fantastic Movies & Shows To Watch On Netflix If You Feel Like You’ve Seen Everything Already

Netflix's huge catalog of movies and shows can be the best and worst thing about it. It's obviously awesome to have so many options, but it can also be overwhelming to wade through everything and find a hidden gem that you haven't yet seen. You might…
By Kristina Johnson

10 Clever Halloween Costumes For Couples Who Want To Rule The Night

Being one half of a couple really increases your odds of rocking the best Halloween costume at every party you go to. Having a partner gives you so many more options to dress up as, from famous couples and iconic duos from TV, movies, and real life, …
By Kristina Johnson

The 7 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make While Trying To Stop A Tantrum

Even the most well-behaved kid in the world is going to throw some pretty epic tantrums once in a while. It usually doesn’t take much to set them off— it could be hunger, sleepiness, boredom, or simply being overwhelmed by things going on around them…
By Kristina Johnson

9 Pregnancy Halloween Costumes That Don’t Make Peeing Impossible

Dressing your pregnant belly for holidays can be tough, and that goes double when the holiday is Halloween. It sometimes seems like there's slim pickings for bump-friendly costumes. Not only are your options sometimes limited in terms of creativity, …
By Kristina Johnson

Do You Poop On The Table During A C-Section?

Pain is typically a pregnant woman's biggest worry heading into childbirth, but there's another issue that usually ranks a close second: pooping in front doctors, nurses, and their significant other. Unfortunately, you don't have much control over ei…
By Kristina Johnson

5 Ways Labor Is Different With Your 2nd Baby — The Good & The Bad

It's hard to guess what labor will be like before you give birth to your first baby. Yes, your friends and family members have likely told you countless stories of their (probably) horrific experience. At the end of the day, however, you know that yo…
By Kristina Johnson

7 Things You're Doing Right When Caring For Your Sick Baby

When your baby is sick, you feel absolutely powerless. Since they can't tell you exactly what's wrong, you're forced to use your instincts (and maybe some advice from your own mom) to get them healthy again. It can be slightly terrifying, especially …
By Kristina Johnson

19 Last-Minute Back To School Items On Amazon Prime

Summer is winding down, and that means it's time to get kids ready for school. Although some kids may be enjoying the final weeks of summer, others are already back in class. . . or close to it. If summer snuck up on you, as it does with most familie…
By Kristina Johnson

If You Want An IUD After Giving Birth, You'll Like This News

If you're currently pregnant, it's probably been a while since you had to worry about birth control. But within just a few weeks of having your baby, you'll most likely get the green light to start having sex again, which of course means you could ve…
By Kristina Johnson

7 Subtle Signs A Pregnant Woman Is Dangerously Close To Overheating

The end of summer may be way too close for comfort, but hot temperatures are still plaguing pregnant women everywhere. Heat can be super uncomfortable when you're expecting, leaving you a miserable, smelly, and sweaty mess. But aside from the discomf…
By Kristina Johnson

Here's When You Can Try To Conceive After A Thyroid Removal

If you've never had a problem with your thyroid, you might not even know where it is or what it does. (Quick lesson: it's in your neck.) But if you have ever had an issue with it, there's a good chance you're a female in your 20s or 30s, a group stat…
By Kristina Johnson

The Best Way To Sleep In Your 1st Trimester, According To Experts

Sleep obviously becomes a precious commodity once you have a new baby in your life. But the sleep troubles can start long before you bring home your bundle of joy. Even in the earliest months of pregnancy, well before you have a noticeable baby bump…
By Kristina Johnson

Research Says To Sit Like This During Pregnancy For A Better Delivery

There are few things a pregnant woman loves more than to sit down and rest. Lugging around a growing baby bump can be exhausting, and kicking back feels amazing after a long day. It can be tempting to just slump down on your couch and veg out, but th…
By Kristina Johnson

The Best Solid Food Schedule For Babies Is Less Complicated Than You Think

Starting solid foods is an exciting milestone for babies and parents. Seeing your little one experience new flavors and textures can be adorable, and of course, ridiculously messy. But it can also be a bit stressful, because there's so much to know a…
By Kristina Johnson

It’s Actually OK To Wear This Underwear When You’re Trying To Get Pregnant

Visible panty lines are a bit of a fashion faux pas. Luckily, there's one easy way to avoid them: wearing thong underwear. Even though thongs might give you the smooth look you want, they're not always super comfortable. In fact, they can even come w…
By Kristina Johnson

9 Things You Can Learn From Your Pregnancy Farts — No, Seriously

Pregnancy comes with all sorts of embarrassing side effects. You sweat more, you suffer serious breakouts, and, worst of all, you let out loud, smelly farts that could clear a room. Gas and flatulence are pretty common in pregnancy and, as it turns o…
By Kristina Johnson