Katie McPherson

Katie McPherson is a staff writer for Romper, where she covers all things lifestyle, health, pregnancy, parenting, and products. She edits and oversees Romper’s Had to Share series, which highlights the holy grail products that Romper editors and contributors swear by. She pens the occasional essay, and loves diving deep into reported features about all things related to health and children’s safety.

Katie's career began as an intern at a local health magazine, where she later served as associate editor, until taking a copywriting role within a major hospital’s marketing department. There she worked closely with OB-GYNs, midwives, and other birth providers to promote their labor and delivery services, sparking her interest in covering women’s health. She then worked at a children’s hospital, where she learned firsthand about the intricacies of health care access and how policy affects children’s safety and well-being. She joined Romper as a part-time writer in 2019 while freelancing. Her bylines have also appeared in HuffPost, VeryWell, The Daily Beast, and other regional publications in the Southeast. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida.

When she’s AFK, Katie is usually busy chasing her son down, reminding him that he is not Johnny Knoxville, or checking out a new local brewery with her husband. She enjoys boxing and horseback riding, and is currently reading whatever romantasy is trending on #booktok. You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Katie McPherson

Fun in the Sun

by Katie McPherson

Can I Use Spray Sunscreen On My Kids, Or Must I Keep Packing Three SPFs?

The beach bag just needs to be lighter.

Viral

by Katie McPherson

This Mom On TikTok Is Going Viral After Visiting A Cemetery For Baby Name Ideas

Kinda genius, kinda eerie.

Water Safety

by Katie McPherson

If You’ve Ever Bought A Kids’ Life Jacket On Amazon, You Need To See This Tik Tok

Excuse me, does that say “will not protect against drowning”?

The Perfect Mani

by Katie McPherson

Bows, Bears, & More Baby Shower Nail Inspo To Fit Any Theme

From simple pink and blue looks to 3-D embellishments.

In This Economy?

by Katie McPherson

Target Is Reducing Its Prices On Thousands Of Items, Including Diapers & Wipes

Not as a sale, but like, for good.

Magical Monikers

by Katie McPherson

20 Fantasy Baby Names That Even Your Mother-In-Law Will Love

Naming your child Frodo simply won’t do.

Oh Baby

by Katie McPherson

How To Throw The Ultimate Baby Shower

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

Unhinged Trend Alert

by Katie McPherson

This Nail Tech Turned Her Client’s Ultrasound Into Nail Art & OMG The Details

Are we doing sonogram nails now?

Like Moths To A Flame

by Katie McPherson

Lighting A Candle At Dinner Will Keep Your Kids At The Table, TikTok Says

Time to up your candle budget.

Sun, Sea, Sandwiches

by Katie McPherson

16 Picnic Lunch Recipes Perfect For Beach Days, Practice, & More

You need food that tastes great and travels well.

News

by Katie McPherson

There's A New Lawsuit Involving Weighted Sleep Sacks & Here's What Parents Need To Know

Dreamland Baby announced plans to sue the U.S. CPSC over the agency’s alleged “illegal efforts” to ban the sale of weighted sleep sacks.

Would You Like A Slice?

by Katie McPherson

15 Make-Ahead Mother’s Day Desserts So Good She’ll Request Thirds

There’s something for the fruit lovers, cheesecake fans, and the chocolate-obsessed.

You've Got This

by Katie McPherson

Talking To Kids About A Chronic Illness Like MS Is Intimidating. Here’s How To Start.

Honesty is always the best policy.

Mother's Day

by Katie McPherson

13 Mother’s Day Nail Ideas That’ll Look So Cute At Brunch

Show your nail tech right this second.

Free supplies?!

by Katie McPherson

Teacher Friends, Here Are All The Freebies & Discounts For Teacher Appreciation Week

You deserve ‘em.

Brrrrr

by Katie McPherson

Can You Cold Plunge While Pregnant?

You know hot tubs are out, but does that mean all extreme water temps are out?

Nug Life

by Katie McPherson

Nugget Couch Fans, Meet The Chunk, The Brand’s New Play Ottoman

And it should win an award for best name ever.

Happy Wife, Happy Life

by Katie McPherson

Fancy Tumblers, Luxe Lotion, & 21 More Mother's Day Gifts Your Wife Actually Wants

Leave the bath bombs at Target.

Do Not Disturb

by Katie McPherson

20 Cozy Mother’s Day Gifts For The Mom Who Loves To Bed Rot

Sometimes, you just need to make like a carcass.

*Ice Maker Rattles Again*

by Katie McPherson

How Much Water Does Your Kid Actually Need?

A.k.a. Do I really have to lug a water bottle everywhere I go?