Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Margaret is a contributing editor at BDG, writing reported features and commentary that challenge traditional ideas about what it means to be a woman, a mother, and a family. She also covers eating disorders, diet culture, and body image.

She previously edited features and oversaw major editorial initiatives, partnerships, brand extensions, and all digital issues across Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, NYLON, and The Zoe Report. She has served as the managing editor of both Bustle and Romper, which she launched in 2015. Before coming to BDG, she was the founding editor of Huffington Post Women. She also worked at during the Mommy Bloggers’ true heyday, and she was once a not very effective features assistant at Vogue.

She graduated from Princeton, got her masters degree in journalism through NYU's program in Cultural Reporting and Criticism, and has taught graduate students in the Publishing department of NYU's School for Professional Studies. Originally from New Orleans, she lives in Manhattan with her wife, four children, and a vizsla named Clay.

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

How Five Grown Children of Mom Bloggers Feel About Their Life Online

Their childhoods' were the first generation of the internet.

What's Next?

OB-GYNs On How The End Of Roe Changes How They Can Care For Us

"I don't know how I'm supposed to practice like this."


Can The Baby Have That?

Spare ribs. Whole mackerel. Asparagus spears. In the world of baby-led weaning, all food is baby food. Solid Starts shows parents how it’s done.

Fed Is Best

How To Feed Your Kids When You’re Bad At Feeding Yourself

After struggling with an eating disorder for most of her teen years, Emma Wright was determined not to pass it on to her two children.

Fed Up

Once And For All: Can Parents Prevent Eating Disorders?

"It's not the media or skinny, out-of-proportion Barbie dolls or even peer pressure that is the No. 1 cause of body issues for young girls. It's their mothers"

Doctor's Note

The Most Common Reasons You Might Have A C-Section

Top OB-GYNs explain what conditions can lead to surgery.

Sex & Relationships

The Nonmonogamous Moms Next Door

Ten months after her husband died, Rebecca Woolf posted on Instagram that she was in a new relationship.


18 Moms Share The Most Important Thing They Accomplished This Pandemic

Don't worry, no one finished their novel.


To The Trump Voters Who Say It Isn't Personal


Your Kid May Not Be Vaccinated Against Meningitis B, GSK Tells Moms AT Mom 2.0


At The Mom 2.0 Virtual Summit, Even Mega-Influencers Admitted To Work-From-Home Chaos


At Mom 2.0, Medieval Times Brought The Fun (Plus Yoga)


Moms Report Eating, Drinking & Scrolling More In Quarantine


Stay-At-Home Moms Are Doing Better Than All Of Us In Quarantine


How To "Collab" In A Way That Pays Off


The Busbys Are Getting Good Feedback — EXCLUSIVE


These Are The Photos Of Parenthood That Moms Wish They Saw Online


When You’re Pregnant With An Eating Disorder, You Can’t Just Stop “For The Baby”


5 Questions That Will Tell You If Your Kid Is Safe Online


Admit It, 'Giraffes Can't Dance' Is Genius