Morgan Brinlee

Morgan Brinlee is news and entertainment writer at Romper. Since joining the team in 2019, she’s covered everything from the coronavirus pandemic and political policies that impact parents to celebrity pregnancies and the latest developments in kids' entertainment. Previously, Morgan covered elections, politics, immigration and reproductive rights, issues of inclusion, and more for Bustle. She’s also had bylines in Diablo Magazine and World Press Review. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Journalism from San Francisco State University and now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two very curious cats.

Morgan Brinlee

Celebrity

Foster The People Drummer Mark Pontius Announced He’s Leaving The Band To Focus On Fatherhood

“I became a father to a now 2-year-old daughter who has really changed the way I feel about living my life on tour.”

News

Schools Are Struggling To Keep Kids Fed Amid Shortages & Supply Chain Issues

Where have all the chicken tenders gone?

News

An Oklahoma Woman Was Convicted Of Manslaughter Following Miscarriage At 17 Weeks

Twenty-year-old Brittney Poolaw was sentenced to four years in prison.

Celebrity

Meghan Trainor Reveals What Those Controversial Side-By-Side Toilets Look Like

But jokes Spy Kids actor Daryl Sabara won't use the toilet with her anymore.

Politics

New Law Requires Stores In California To Have Gender-Neutral Toy Sections

The law was inspired by a question raised by an 8-year-old girl.

News

20% Of Critically Ill Covid Patients In England Are Unvaccinated Pregnant Women

“This is another stark reminder that the COVID-19 jab can keep you, your baby, and your loved ones, safe and out of hospital.”

Travel

Disney Park's New Genie App Comes With A Line-Skipping Perk

But the perk comes at a price.

News

Parents Filed Lawsuits Against School Districts After Kids Caught Covid

In two separate lawsuits, Wisconsin parents allege their kids’ schools failed to take adequate measures to protect them from contracting Covid-19.

Gender Equality

LEGO Commits To Removing Gender Bias & Harmful Stereotypes From Its Toys

Research commissioned by Lego found 59% of parents encourage their sons to build with Lego bricks compared to 48% who encourage their daughters to engage in the same play.

Education

California's New Plan For Free Pads & Tampons In Public Schools Should Set The Standard

“Just as toilet paper and paper towels are provided in virtually every public bathroom, so should menstrual products,” state assemblywoman Cristina Garcia said of California’s new law.

Halloween

Here's What Dr. Fauci Has To Say About Trick-Or-Treating This Year

Get those costumes ready.

Coronavirus

Over 140,000 Kids Have Lost A Parent Or Caretaker To Covid — Most Are Children Of Color

Losing a parent is associated with everything from mental health problems to shorter periods of schooling, to lower self-esteem and more.

Coronavirus

Time Is Running Out To Get Fully Vaccinated By Thanksgiving

You’ll want to schedule your shot ASAP.

Celebrity

Adele Says She Struggled To Answer Her Son’s Questions About Her Divorce

“I can’t make that make sense to a nine-year-old.”

News

The FDA Sent A Warning Letter To Owlet Over Its Smart Sock Baby Monitor

The FDA claims Owlet’s marketing of the Smart Sock renders it a medical device, which the company has not received clearance for.

News

Pfizer's Covid Vaccine Could Be Approved For Kids As Young As 5 In A Matter Of Weeks

Pfizer has submitted its trial data to the FDA, paving the way for children aged 5 to 11 to soon have access to a Covid-19 vaccine.

News

The W.H.O. Has Approved A Malaria Vaccine For Kids In Historic First

More than 260,000 African children under the age of 5 die from malaria each year.

Food

Wendy’s Is Turning Its Famous Frosty Into A Breakfast Cereal

But the real question is... will it also pair well with fries?

Halloween

Take An Exclusive Look At A New Mickey Mouse Halloween Movie That's Just Spooky Enough

Your kid’s favorite characters get a fun twist in Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches, including Franken-Goof, and Werewolfy Pluto.

Celebrity

Meghan Trainor Has Pooped At The Same Time As Her Husband On Side-By-Side Toilets

“I was like, ‘Can we please have two toilets next to each other?’”