Miranda Rake

Miranda is a Staff Writer at Romper, where she works on a broad spectrum of pieces relating to parenthood in all its ages and stages, from pregnancy to child development to postpartum mental health, and beyond.

Before joining Romper, she worked as a food and drink writer for many years. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two little kids. She’s passionate about all of the usual stuff like how her children are sleeping, berry season, and swimming in the warm sea.

Miranda Rake

Baby

Cradle Cap Is Normal & So Is Your Desire To Get Rid Of It. Here’s How

It’ll go away on its own, but you can speed up the process if you want to.

Had To Share

Yes, The Jeep Wrangler Stroller Wagon Is Worth It

If you have two little kids, this wagon means freedom.

Books

25 Children’s Books About Death & Grief, To Help Get The Conversation Started

It’s not a topic you can ignore; books are here to help.

Miscarriage

OB-GYNs Explain The Connection Between Stress & Miscarriage

It’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed.

Space is cool

The 10 Coolest Things NASA’s Webb Telescope Has Seen So Far

Space is cool. Pass it on.

Life

I Took Drinking Out Of My Bedtime Ritual & Unfortunately, It's Great

Let’s call it “damp” January.

Health

Viral Hives In Children: What Doctors Want You To Know

Many viruses can cause hives in kids.

Safety

Do Parents Really Need To Worry About Their Gas Stoves? Pediatricians Explain

One study claims they’re as bad for kids as secondhand smoke.

Health

Amoxicillin Rash: Is It Really An Allergy? Doctors Explain

Doctors explain how to figure out what’s going on.

Teething

Is A “Teething Fever” Really A Thing? Pediatricians Explain

How to tell if Baby is sick or just teething.

Everything's Fine

Endless Viruses, No Meds, Eternal Hold Times: It's Winter 2022

On weathering winter 2022, the cold season that just won’t quit.

Cold Season

What To Do If You Can’t Find Children’s Tylenol Or Motrin

A pediatrician offers reassurance.

SPIRIT OF THE HOLS

Making Family Christmas Rituals That Have Nothing To Do With Presents (Or Jesus)

In a religious community, you are handed very old, sometimes ancient, rituals that evoke a sense of meaning. Outside of that, we are left to create our own.

Cold Season

A Pediatrician Explains Why Honey Is Now The Go-To Cough Remedy

Thanks, bees.

Family Dinner

How A Radio City Rockette Pulls Off Family Dinner

During the week, it’s all about subscription boxes and carb-loading. But Sundays are for feasting with family.

Let It Go

I Did Everything Right… And Ended Up With A Picky Eater Anyway

You can't control it, so don’t sweat it.

Cold Season

The “Tripledemic” Is Scary, But I Feel Less Helpless When I Wear A Mask

It’s pretty easy to be a helper.

Parenting

Stop Telling Moms To “Get Some Rest” When They're Sick

No one can cover this shift.

Family Dinner

Jenny Mollen Packs Healthy Lunches & Lets Husband Jason Biggs Do Everything Else

On feeding tiny dictators as a busy working mom, why lunch is the best time to get your kid to try new things, and why Jason is never allowed to read Fair Play.

Had To Share

I'm A Parenting Editor & This Is My Honest Review Of The Baby Brezza

Babies are hard. This formula dispenser really does make it a little easier.