Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Caroline Shannon-Karasik is a lifestyle writer at Romper where she covers parenting, motherhood and women's health topics. She is a passionate mental health advocate, including bringing more awareness to conditions that specifically affect women during the postpartum phase of pregnancy and childbirth. Caroline's writing has also been featured in The Cut, Narratively, Women's Health, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, Redbook, Tonic and InStyle. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Caroline lives with her husband Dan, daughter Claire and four — yes, four — adopted cats. She is currently writing a memoir. Follow Caroline on Instagram @carolineshannonkarasik and Twitter @CSKarasik. More can be found at

Caroline Shannon-Karasik


25 Funny Things To Write In A Father’s Day Card To Make Dad LOL

It’s a lot of dad jokes, TBH. He’ll love it.


Here’s What It Means If You Give Birth During A Solar Eclipse

You might have a little fireball on your hands.


What Is A Missed Miscarriage? Experts Explain

It can be a lonely experience, but it’s a very common one.

Trying To Conceive

Here’s How To Combat Performance Anxiety When Trying To Conceive

It happens to lots of couples.


There’s A Reason Your Baby Always Falls Asleep While Breastfeeding

Don’t worry, it’s a good thing.


Can You Take Plan B While Breastfeeding? Experts Weigh In

Because another baby isn’t in the plans just yet.


How Hot Is Too Hot For Babies? Experts Weigh In

Anticipation is the name of the game.


What The Color Of Your Baby's Pee Can Tell You, According To Experts

Some changes are more worrisome than others.


What You Need To Know About Taking Melatonin During Pregnancy

You’re not the only one who needs help sleeping.

Baby Names

If You Like The Name Charlotte, You'll Love These 25 Other Classic Baby Names

These name choices are cute, sweet, and timeless.

The Olympics

Pregnancy Doesn't Have To Stop Olympians From Competing

Unless, I guess, you’re due in a week and want to bobsled.


How Much Do Figure Skating Costumes Cost? They're Incredibly Detailed

They’re not exactly cheap.


20 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers For The Procrastinating Santa

Because this has been a busy year.


Why You Feel Tired & Dizzy During The Weaning Process

You can thank those pesky hormones again.

Memorial Day

These Memorial Day Quotes From Presidents Will Give You All The Feels

Because the holiday is more than just a kick-off to summer.


Here’s How Mercury Retrograde Can Affect Your Toddler’s Tantrums

You might want to sit down for this.


How Long Does It Take To Get Pregnant? Experts Break It Down

It can feel like forever, that’s for sure.


From Killer Immune Systems To Good Manners, March Babies Have It All

And then some.


16 Children's Books About Martin Luther King Jr. To Introduce Them To The Icon


The Perfect Thanksgiving Plate To Induce Labor

I mean, it's not actually going to make your baby come out, but at least you can try, right?