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.

11 Thought-Provoking Baby Names For Thursday Babies That Are Thoroughly Awesome

Isn't it fun to think back to the day your baby was born? For our daughter, I was thrilled that our doctor let us select a Monday (repeat C-section here) because we had a whole weekend to get ready for her big arrival. Every day of the week has its…
By Lindsey Nesmith

The Decade's Most Popular Halloween Costumes Are More Snooki Than Scary

It's time to ramp up Halloween preparations, so if you're frantically scouring the internet for costumes that will arrive before Oct. 31, consider that you might have more luck widening your search to costumes that topped popularity lists from years…
By Lindsey Nesmith

These International Day Of The Girl Instagram Captions Are Incredibly Inspiring

When looking toward the future world our daughters will inhabit, things look pretty bleak right now — it doesn't seem like those 79 cents on the dollar will be ticking up any time soon. But, there are lots of people (maybe you?) working tirelessly…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Here's What Your Fundal Height Actually Measures, & Why It's Important

Even though I've birthed two babies that were essentially the same size, my husband still occasionally brings up how different I looked between the two. With our first, I was barely able to reach my steering wheel and even with all the extra girth,…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Publix & Its Columbus Day Hours Mean You Don't Have To Miss Out On Your Monday Sub

Publix, widely lauded as one of the top grocery stores in the country and definitely number one in our hearts, is known for many things: Early hours, sparkling stores, and a customer service policy that requires employees to greet each customer they…
By Lindsey Nesmith

If You're Hoping For A Target Run On Columbus Day, You're In Luck

Columbus Day is on its way, and residents in some states will find they have a three-day weekend that calls for a quick run to their neighborhood Target to stock up. Scheduled each year for the second Monday of October, this federal holiday is only…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Here's Why This Book Expert Says You Don't Have To Restrict What Your Kids Read

It may be a shock, but I was a voracious reader as a kid. Nothing gave me more pleasure in my downtime than snuggling up in bed with a pantry's worth of snacks and a good book (still true and still hoping to resume the habit some day). But the sad…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Everything You Need To Know About Treating Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease In Babies

It's a truly disgusting childhood disease that, weirdly, I had never heard of until it swept our area a few years ago, leaving blistery, miserable kids in its wake. But if you have a baby and you're still learning how to treat sick kids, hand, foot,…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Science Says You *Need* To Be Prepared To Go Into Labor In The Middle Of The Night

Getting to sleep during late pregnancy often seems like an exercise in futility. Since I knew that shut-eye would simply not happen, I anticipated going to bed more for a break from the trials of managing my life and bump. Adding to my anxiety was…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Here's Why Your Baby Seems To Have The Best Naps Inside Their Car Seat

Want to know how many nights our babies slept through the night? Zero. How many nights did we bring them home asleep in their car seat, hopeful that tonight would be the night? So, so many. Most parents have caved and done a tour around the…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Fall Equinox Is The Perfect Time For Even The Littlest Family Members To Seek Balance

Now that summer's over, we're all anxiously awaiting relief from the heat and maybe a pumpkin spice latte to warm the hands and spirit. But beyond normal seasonal changes, a new astrological season is on its way as well and for all the zodiac buffs…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Here Are The Ways Fall Will Affect Your Sleep, & How You Can Manage

Reliably, each fall initiates another round of sleep wars in our house. Without noticing it, the nights imperceptibly get a little longer and everyone takes a just a few extra minutes to creep out of bed, and then the clocks fall back and everyone…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Here's What Contractions Should Feel Like At First As Your Body Gears Up For Labor

Childbirth's a weird thing, right? You spend nine months preparing for labor and delivery, analyzing every creak and twinge for a sign of something wrong, but it can be really difficult to tell when labor begins. If you've been tolerating Braxton…
By Lindsey Nesmith

The Hair Removal Tricks Dermatologists Wish You Knew About Don't Even Involve A Razor

It is a truth universally acknowledged that once a girl reaches an age where she grows body hair, she's going to need some hair removal tricks, especially when you consider she will spend roughly the next 60 years of her life removing it over the…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Here's A List Of Baby Supplies To Add To Your Hurricane Evacuation Kit

Here we are again. It's late summer and the Atlantic Ocean is hot enough to whip up its latest chain of hurricanes and tropical storms. Now that one million residents in North and South Carolina have been ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane…
By Lindsey Nesmith

9 Hurricane Evacuation Games For Kids, Because It Can Be A Long Road Trip

Sit down, friends, and let me tell you a tale about our Hurricane Irma adventure last year. After my husband finally succumbed to my pleas that we GTFO before the storm made landfall 13 miles south of our home, we thought driving to the panhandle on…
By Lindsey Nesmith

A Flu Shot During Pregnancy Isn't Just Protecting You — Here's Why Your Baby Needs It

Through all the pokes and prods mothers-to-be have to endure to protect their growing baby, perhaps none seems as optional as a flu shot. After all, it's just the flu and we've all had to deal with a case at some point in our lifetime. It can't kill…
By Lindsey Nesmith

I'll Make My Kid Whatever He Wants To Eat, Because It's Not Worth The Fight

A few nights ago I made an awesome roast chicken dinner with carrots, mashed potatoes, gravy — and a grilled cheese sandwich. That's because no matter what the rest of our family eats in the evening, I'll fix whatever my son will eat, because it's…
By Lindsey Nesmith

National Grandparents Day 2018 Is Coming Up Fast, & Here's How You Can Celebrate

Whether they are near to you or far away, a wonderful way to make your parents or in-laws feel like an integral part of your children's lives is to acknowledge Grandparents Day every year. Wait, what? Do people do that? Yes, they do, particularly in…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Here's Why Your Baby Seems To *Always* Be Sticking Her Tongue Out At You

It's not like you hate seeing it — this new little baby you birthed is an amazing package with all kinds of tricks and surprises — but eventually you might start wondering why your baby is sticking their tongue out all the time. There it is when…
By Lindsey Nesmith