July 18. 2024

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Feral Mom Summer Is The Only Way You're Going To Make It

You’ll remember how to be a human in September.

by Samantha Darby
GG NO RE

SnooLife Reddit Is Where I Found New Parents To Match My Freak

Nobody appreciates the difference between a 3-week-old and a 5-week-old like someone with a 7-week-old.

by Kat Stoeffel
Movies

You’ll Recognize A Bunch Of Celeb Voices In 'Despicable Me 4'

Stevel Carell did his research long ago to make sure Gru’s voice would make kids laugh.

by Jen McGuire
Fresh & Flavorful

18 Scrumptious Make-Ahead Summer Salads

So refreshing!

by Ashley Jones

Romper Originals

Entertainment

Jenna Dewan Wants To Enjoy It This Time

How the actor and dancer is approaching her third — and final, she says — pregnancy.

by Doree Shafrir

Paris Hilton Enters Her “Mom Era”

With new baby girl London rounding out her “cutesy crew,” the reality TV icon is learning how to be a homebody: “My life is finally complete.”

by Michelle Ruiz, Danielle Levitt and Tiffany Reid

Hilaria Baldwin In Real Life

How the mother of seven keeps her center (and her sense of humor) amid all the chaos.

by Emma Rosenblum, Victor Demarchelier, Tiffany Reid and Jill Rothstein

Flamin’ Hot Eva

“Nobody can tell this story better than me.”

by Carina Chocano, Emman Montalvan and Tiffany Reid

Ricki Lake Has Unfinished Business

She gave birth on camera and changed Americans’ attitudes towards birth forever. Fifteen years later, it’s clear how much more has to change.

by Jennifer Block, Beau Grealy and Tiffany Reid

Meghan Trainor's TMI Life

At the pop star's family compound, things are just getting started.

by Gillian Telling

How Allyson Felix, America’s Most Decorated Runner & Mom, Stays On Track

The five-time Olympian finds the sweet spot between big dreams and daily to-dos.

by Jordan Robinson

It's A Beautiful Day In Jenny Slate’s Neighborhood

Jenny Slate, mother of Marcel the Shell, has given up performing her identity and doubled down on delighting you.

by Meaghan O'Connell

Hilary Duff Never Meant To Make It Look Easy

Even Hollywood's ultimate Good Mom is figuring it out along the way.

by Danielle Pergament

Raven’s Chosen Family

Raven-Symoné and Miranda Pearman-Maday are each other’s LGBTQ+ icons.

by Shayla Lawson

Kevin Hart Isn't The Funniest Person His Kids Know

“What I've learned as a father is that the most important thing in the world is listening. It’s not about trying to be right.”

by Joel Stein

Jessica Alba Has Always Had A Vision

Alba on weathering the pandemic and taking her company to the next level

by Amil Niazi

It's Getting Real For Mandy Moore

The matriarch of 'This Is Us' embarks on her own family story.

by Doree Shafrir

Tess Holliday Is Having A Slumber Party — And We’re All Invited

The body positive icon on her lovable new podcast and dating post-divorce

by Marisa Meltzer

The Good Mom

Kristen Bell’s exuberant, effortful, miraculously-not-annoying quest to do it right.

by Jennifer Weiner

Working From Home With Shay Mitchell

by Meaghan O'Connell

Pregnancy & Baby

REPLENISH YOUR HP

The Kindest Ways People Showed Up For Us When We Had A New Baby

12 parents of all ages look back on the postpartum gestures they'll never forget.

by Lila Harron Battis
Pregnancy

A Cure For Hyperemesis Gravidarum Is Coming

But not fast enough for those suffering with HG, or severe pregnancy nausea, today

by Rae Nudson
LEVEL UP

How To Have A Great Hospital Birth

Tips from nurses, doulas, and veteran parents on how to have the best hospital birth possible.

by Romper Editors
You're Invited

How To Throw The Ultimate Baby Shower

It’s going to be the mother of all parties.

by Katie McPherson
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

The Best Thing You Can Do To Prevent PPD Is Protect Your Sleep

Forget your newborn’s sleep schedule and focus on yours. Seriously.

by Katie McPherson

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The Jet Set

Taking Your Kids To Taylor Swift's European Tour Is This Year's Status Vacation

Expect your Instagram feed to be flooded with mother-daughter selfies from London, Milan, and even Warsaw.

by Hannah Seligson
the dad gaze

My Husband Loves Nothing More Than Posting A Carousel Of Unflattering Photos Of Me To Instagram

Lately, though, I’m trying to embrace them. Here’s why.

by Priyanka Mattoo
strong take

There Is A Perfect Age To Have A Baby And That Age Is 32.5

There is only one right age to have a baby. I learned this the hard way, by never having my babies at the right age.

by Jen McGuire
Life

The Grief & The Delight Of Being No-Contact With My Dad

Today has been good. There was a promise in the words as I repeated them to myself again and again.

by Katie McPherson
Celebrity

Kerry Washington Is A Disney Adult & Her Kids Have “No Choice” But To Love Disney Too

There’s a spectrum, according to the actress, and she would describe herself as an “an entry-drug Disney adult.”

by Jen McGuire

Good Enough Parent

Parenting

Is There A "Right Way" To Help My Kid With Their Homework?

Most kids need to learn to do homework in the same way they learn to swim or, even better, do their own laundry.

by Sarah Wheeler
panopticon

Is Reading My Kid's Texts A Violation Of Her Privacy?

I would never read my daughter's diary — but this is different, right?

by Sarah Wheeler
neurodiversity

Should We Tell Our Kid About Their Autism Diagnosis?

I cannot tell you how many children and teens I know whose self-confidence rises once they get a diagnosis.

by Sarah Wheeler
Parenting

How Do I Survive With Kids Home For Winter Break — You Know, Mentally?

The holidays are intense and the pressure on parents to spend magical, connected time with our children? Also intense.

by Sarah Wheeler
Parenting

Is There A Way To Divorce My Husband Without Messing Up Our Kid?

The transition will likely be shitty, but the end result is a better situation for all.

by Sarah Wheeler
Parenting

Does My Kid Really Have ADHD Or Is This Just What We’re All Like Now?

ADHD is both underdiagnosed and overdiagnosed. It's misdiagnosed and missed altogether.

by Sarah Wheeler
Parenting

Sometimes I Worry I’m More Invested In The Approval Of Other Parents Than My Own Kid

Whatever parenting Kool-Aid we’re drinking is laced with our own self-destruction.

by Sarah Wheeler
Life

Help! I Can’t Get My Kids Out The Door In The Morning Without Losing It

Do not fall victim to the lie that there is some version of reality where if you were just good enough, mornings would be easy.

by Sarah Wheeler
Good Enough Parent

Weeknight Family Dinner Is Hell Lately — Is It Really That Important?

In a way, meals are a terrible time to attempt to foster whole-family connection

by Sarah Wheeler
Parenting

Help! What Is A Cool & Normal End-Of-Year Gift For Teachers?

Do people do that? Do teachers really want them? I never know how to do this right.

by Sarah Wheeler
GOOD ENOUGH PARENT

Should I Have A Second Kid?

Carefully mapping every possible outcome is less likely to deliver you an answer than it is to trap you in the question for all eternity.

by Sarah Wheeler
GOOD ENOUGH PARENT

Should I Let My Anxious Kid Opt Out Of Standardized Tests?

All parents find themselves faced with some flavor of your dilemma at some point in time, which essentially boils down to, “do I make my kid do the thing?”

by Sarah Wheeler
Parenting

Help! Every Time We Try To Do 'Family Game Night' It Ends In Tears

Is something wrong with us?

by Sarah Wheeler
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