Steph Montgomery

Steph Montgomery writes for Romper's Identity team, covering topics related to parenting, feminism, maternal health, reproductive health, mental health, domestic abuse, sexual assault, divorce, sex and relationships, and (of course) astrology. Steph has also been published in The Cut, The Establishment, ACLU's STAND magazine, Grounded Parents, Live Well Omaha, and a variety of other print and online publications. Steph currently lives in rural Nebraska with her spouse, five kids, and cats. When she's not busy writing, chasing kids around, cleaning up messes, and trying to change the world, Steph enjoys snuggling, making pies, home improvement projects, politics, reading paranormal fiction, yoga, and fitness. She has been actively involved in the reproductive rights and sexual and domestic violence advocacy movements for more than 20 years and is a passionate pro-choice feminist.

Steph Montgomery

Mental Health

Can Ovulation Make You Feel Depressed?

You deserve to feel better.


No, The 18-Month Sleep Regression Doesn’t Last Forever

And it doesn’t happen to every kid.


Here’s Why Your Vagina Itches At Night, According To Experts

Is there anything more irritating?


Here's What Experts Have To Say About Headaches & Labor

What causes pregnancy headaches, and how to treat them.

Raising Daughters

18 Famous Quotes About Raising Daughters

From funny to empowering, these quotes about raising daughters are perfect.


8 Differences Between Your Chinese Zodiac Sign & Your Sun Sign

Both offer unique insights into your life.


These 4 Sleeping Positions Will Keep You Comfortable After A C-Section

Be careful with your body as you heal.


7 Moms Explain What Having A Baby In Your 40s Is Actually Like

The good, the bad, and everything in between.


How To Keep Your Baby From Sticking Their Arms & Legs Through The Crib Bars

Pediatricians weigh in on safe sleeping guidelines.

Girl Scouts

Here's Where Your Girl Scout Cookies Money *Actually* Goes

That’ll be 37 boxes of Thin Mints, please.


This Common Treatment For Olympians *Might* Be Great For Breastfeeding Moms, Too

But honestly, anything sounds better than engorgement.


8 Dangerous Space Heater Mistakes To Avoid, According To Experts

Especially if you have kids or pets.


7 Signs Of A Toxic Grandparent, According To An Expert

Red flags of unhealthy behavior can sometimes be subtle.


6 Red Flags Your Baby Isn't Eating Enough

And how to tell if you should call your pediatrician.


25 Instagram Captions For Harry Potter's Birthday Every Muggle Can Appreciate

For lifelong Potterheads who want to celebrate the special occasion.


Here's When Your Belly Will "Pop" With Twins

Everybody is different.


The Best Breastfeeding Positions For Large Breasts

Because it’s not exactly easy.


7 Ways To Tell Your Pregnancy Is Going Well, According To Experts


14 Moms Share The Grossest Thing Their Kids Have Put In Their Mouth


Here's How The Flu Affects Ovulation & Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant