Lindsey Nesmith

Hi! I'm a freelance writer based out of Southwest Florida. Before joining Romper as a lifestyle writer, I worked for local newspapers and magazines covering all kinds of topics from city government to arts and cuisine.

Is Tinsel Illegal? The Sparkly Stuff Has A Pretty Sketchy Holiday History

This holiday season, while you're baking cookies or marveling over your neighbor's Christmas lights, take a moment to appreciate the fact that the jolly holiday is also full of dangers. Christmas trees are combustible; people fall from ladders while…
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If Your Birthday Is On Christmas, This Is Why You're Actually Pretty Unusual

Sharing a birthday with Christmas seems like it would be a fortuitous coincidence, because who else gets to enjoy Santa dropping in with presents to commemorate their birth? Well, increasingly very few people. While the month itself sees no shortage…
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Try These Quick Elf On The Shelf Ideas When You're All Out Of Holiday Inspo

For years, our children have made it onto Santa's nice list every year with the help of Sprinkle, an elf that does not live on a shelf. Instead, Sprinkle lives in my closet and climbs into the air conditioning ducts to spy on the kids. No one sees…
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Here's How To Fake A Clean House In 10 Minutes Or Less This Holiday Season

It is a truth universally acknowledged that last-minute guests want to visit busy families during the holiday season. We're expected to be gracious and offer last minute hospitality to these pop-ins, but don't people know how young families live?…
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The Best Gifts Grandparents Give Their Grandkids During The Holidays Are Free

Whether they live nearby or far away, grandparents often play a vital but overlooked role in the lives of their grandchildren. Some pitch in by offering after-school childcare, others take the kids for summer vacations or fluff up their college…
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Winter Babies Get These Cool Benefits To Brag About For The Rest Of Their Lives

The wait for a baby can get really tedious, so it's no surprise moms-to-be get impatient to learn anything they can about their impending arrival. If you've cycled through their prospective sun signs and your baby will arrive before spring, here are…
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How To Talk To Your Kids About Holiday Treats Without Giving Them A Complex

Every year without fail, kids have a months-long opportunity to gorge on sweets. It starts with Halloween, and the sugary smorgasbord doesn't end until the new year. Little guys are bombarded with holiday candy and desserts for two whole months, and…
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Stock Up On Winter Wonderland Supplies With Target's Wondershop Weekend Deals

Every year when families bust out their holiday decorations, they're faced with the same dilemma: Should they be frugal and make do with what they already own, or will the instant gratification of new sparkly stuff outweigh the cost? Luckily,…
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Pottery Barn's Black Friday Deals Are Serious Steals, & You Can Shop Right Now

Is there anything quite like stepping into a Pottery Barn? It's so inviting and casual (but still low-key classy) that I fight with myself about which items I'm entitled to snap up right then and which to put on my home improvement wish list…
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This Irresistible Pie Will Boost Your Milk Supply & Totally Win Thanksgiving

The best thing about Thanksgiving is gathering around a holiday table with your family to express a little gratitude, but the second best thing is clearly pie. Pumpkin pie, apple pie, or lemon meringue if you're feeling fancy — they're the true…
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Yes, You Need To Talk To Your Kids About Toxic Relatives During The Holidays

Coming to the conclusion that someone you love is an inherently toxic person is a painful journey. Eventually, lots of people decide to limit their exposure to parents, siblings or other family members because they're just too much to handle…
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What You Need To Know Before Using Essential Oils In Your Baby's Humidifier

As people seek alternatives to doctor's offices and prescriptions, essential oils have risen to the top of the popularity pyramid when it comes to holistic solutions for common health problems. That's especially true during cold and flu season, when…
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Why Be A Secret Santa When You Can Use Gift Wrap Paper With Your Face On It?

It's true: I'm obsessed with my family's faces and if I can beautify one more object with their smiling visages this Christmas, I absolutely will. We have laminated ornaments with round-cheeked toddler photos from preschool, pigtailed pictures…
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Soothe Your Tired, Crabby Soul With These Hilarious Daylight Saving GIFs

There are lots of sleep-starved people out there who really love when Daylight Saving Time ends each fall, but those people aren't parents. Scheduled this year for Sunday, Nov. 4, the theory is that DSL gives you an extra hour of sleep. However,…
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The Most-Wanted Holiday Toys On Ebay Might Seem Pretty Familiar To Some Parents

What is it about kids and toy animals? At 8 years old, our daughter still forms loving attachments to every plush toy she finds. She weeps bitter tears when they are lost and is nothing short of avaricious in her devotion to expanding her…
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These 3 Zodiac Signs Won't Turn Into Zombies When We Turn Back The Clocks

Our household is evenly split between night owls and early birds. While our daughter and her dad are perfectly happy to push bedtime back so the evening doesn't end, our son puts himself in bed at 9 p.m. whether we tell him to or not, and I'm…
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Target's Black Friday Pre-Sale Is Happening But You Have To Act Really Fast

If you, like me, break out in hives at the idea of battling Black Friday shoppers to get your must-have holiday items, Target is here for you. And really, when aren't they? Surely the store has provided you with the same emotional relief I get when…
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Make These Realistically Royal Prince George Halloween Costumes For Under $30

With two weddings, a new baby for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and one on the way for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, 2018 has been quite a whirlwind for England's royal family. Naturally, they've all been impeccably dressed for it all — even…
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Here's Why Dogs Put Their Paw On Your Pregnant Belly, According To An Expert

As companions, one of the many attributes our canine pals have is their sensitivity to our needs. Our little pup, an English Springer Spaniel named Jessie, has an innate ability to sense when someone is feeling blue, so she stalks them around the…
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Trader Joe's Has An Advent Calendar For Dogs & The Holidays Just Got Way Better

How do we know it's Christmas time? It's certainly not when big box stores unleash their enormous stock of holiday decorations in October. It's when Trader Joe's tells us what kind of yuletide treats we'll be inhaling Christmas morning. In fact, I'm…
By Lindsey Nesmith