Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Margaret is BDG's Director of Features and Brand Initiatives. Previously, she was the managing editor of Bustle, then Romper. She was the founding editor of Huffington Post Women and has also worked on the editorial staffs of Babble.com and Vogue. Originally from New Orleans, she lives in Manhattan with her wife, two daughters, and a vizsla named Clay.

When You're A Mom & A Filmmaker, You Never Stop Rolling

As a new mom, you’re supposed to hate pumping — the interruptions every three or four hours, the sudden, deep identification with dairy cows, toting a piece of machinery around all day, cleaning all those parts — but documentary filmmaker Ambika…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Here Are Our Favorite 50 Romper Stories This Year

For women generally, and moms specifically, 2017 was about a lot of things: a rapidly shifting political landscape; a spate of alleged Kardashian pregnancies; a march that inspired thousands of mothers to take to the streets with their daughters,…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Here's What Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Have Said About Having Kids

Hearts were broken Monday morning as the world learned that Prince Harry, Prince William's former-bad-boy-now-decidedly-good-guy younger brother, is off the market. As of earlier this month, Harry is engaged to marry American actress Meghan Markle,…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

These Theories About "So It Goes" Prove It's Totally About Joe Alwyn

The day has come: Taylor Swift's new album, Reputation, is out in the world, and its tracks of course include what fans interpret as numerous references to various figures in Swift's personal universe — friends, former friends, exes, and, it would…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

These Entrepreneur Moms "Cannot Care If You're Upset" With Them

How do you make your hardest decisions? That question is especially relevant when you’re a female entrepreneur, so it was especially relevant to the attendees of Romper’s 2017 Made It Awards, a day of conversations about how women with kids can make…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

How To Find Your Loved Ones In Las Vegas

When a gunman opened fire on concert goers outside Las Vegas' Mandalay Hotel Casino and Resort Sunday night, at least 50 people were killed, hundreds were sent to local hospitals, and those uninjured fled, meaning that on Monday, many were still…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Everything We Know About The Las Vegas Shooting So Far

America woke up Monday morning to the kind of news heard many times before: a lone gunman opened fire in a crowded venue, costing many their lives and everyone else any sense of security in public places. What happened in Las Vegas Sunday night was…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

If Khloe Kardashian Is Pregnant, Here's When She May Be Due

Well, it's allegedly happened. On Tuesday, Us Weekly reported that yet another Kardashian is pregnant. If the report is true, the obvious next question is, When is Khloe Kardashian due? (Romper reached out to Kardashian's representatives for comment…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Was Kylie Jenner's Pregnancy An Accident? She's Reportedly "Thrilled"

Every Kardashian fan anywhere was riveted Friday by the news that Kris Jenner's youngest child, Kylie Jenner, is reportedly pregnant. Fans naturally had loads of questions, from Jenner's due date to the sex of her baby, but one of them was, not…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Is Kylie Jenner Having A Boy Or A Girl? She's Reportedly Due This Winter

As the news broke Friday that second youngest Kardashian sister is expecting a child with her boyfriend, Travis Scott, fans naturally wanted to know, Is Kylie Jenner having a boy or a girl? TMZ first reported the pregnancy, the celebrity news outlet…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Meet Travis Scott, Reportedly The Father Of Kylie Jenner's Baby

It's (allegedly) happening: Kylie Jenner, youngest Kardashian and beauty magnate in her own right, is pregnant, and according to TMZ, her current boyfriend is the father. So who is Travis Scott, whom Jenner has reportedly been dating since April?…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

This One Quote About Muslim Americans From Obama's Oval Office Address Captures What's Really At Stake

In the wake of the attacks on Paris Nov. 13, the mass shooting at a San Bernardino social services center last week, and hundreds of other mass shootings and terrorist attacks this year, President Obama delivered a rare Oval Office address Sunday…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Reactions To Kim Kardashian's Baby Boy On Twitter Show The Internet Is Psyched

After months of anticipation and despite a Dec. 25 due date, Kimye's baby boy arrived Saturday morning, and unsurprisingly, Twitter immediately filled with reactions to Kim Kardashian's baby news. Lots of people were just spreading the word, while…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

People Think Doulas Are Only For Certain Women, But Our New Video Series Proves Otherwise

In the U.S. we're weird about birth: The first time most women witness one is when they're actually giving birth themselves. The whole thing happens with minimal information and almost no community involvement. But it doesn't have to be that way.…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

When Is Kate Middleton Due With Her 3rd Child? Let's Calculate

It's been rumored for a while that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wanted another child, so it wasn't exactly a surprise when Kensington Palace revealed Monday morning that they are expecting. The big question on many people's minds now, of…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Will Taylor Swift Release A "Look What You Made Me Do" Music Video?

After days of mysterious teasers, Taylor Swift dropped her new single Thursday night. The song arrived a half hour before midnight Eastern time, immediately streaming on Spotify and Apple Music and the lyrics appeared on YouTube, so fans' next…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Here's Why Kim Kardashian's Surrogate Can't Be Around Cat Litter

It was revealed Wednesday that Kim Kardashian's surrogate is three months pregnant, which is amazing news for a woman whose placenta accreta reportedly prevented her from carrying a third child herself. According to Us Weekly, the contract between…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Let's Talk About The Role Mike Pence Could Have Played In Trump's Trans Ban

In three tweets heard around the world Wednesday, President Trump announced that he is banning transgender Americans from serving in the military. The tweets seem to come out of the blue, but they confirmed the worry that many trans people and their…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

The LGBT Community's Response To Trump's Trans Ban Is Exactly The Outrage We Need

After promising during his 2016 presidential campaign to "fight for" LGBT people, President Trump unleashed a series of tweets Wednesday announcing that transgender Americans are banned from the military. The tweets met with outrage from many, but…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

What Does Ron Goldman's Family Think About OJ Simpson's Release? It's A Major Blow

After nine years in prison for armed robbery, O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday. The news generated lots of emotional responses, but the opinions that arguably counted most were those of the people most affected by Simpson's 1995 trial for…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson