Brianne Hogan

Hi, I’m Brianne. I write mostly Lifestyle stories for Scary Mommy, including health & wellness, and all things sex and relationships. I also like re-watching movies from the ‘90s and writing about them, which I’ve done with “Love, Actually” (which is terrible) and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” (which is still pretty great).

I graduated from NYU with a degree in Dramatic Literature, Theatre History & Cinema Studies. I didn’t know what to do with that either so I waitressed a lot until I wrote some off-off-off-Broadway plays. Some of which appeared in festivals in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Then before I knew it, I was blogging for a living. Then blogging turned into freelance writing and a career that’s spanned over a decade, including a few temporary stops as an associate editor and a communications officer for a non-profit animal welfare organization.

My writing has appeared in over 50 online publications, including The Washington Post, the BBC, Elle Canada, and BuzzFeed. I’m also the author of two books published with Adams Media and Running Press, respectively

I have a black cat named Olive and six plants named after the Friends characters — that is, if I don’t kill them soon. The plants, not the cat. Although she probably would deserve it. (just kidding — she’s my world!)

Soo, this is legit?

How To Use Red Light Therapy At Home: A Quick & Easy Guide

ByBrianne Hogan

A dermatologist gives the rundown on those Darth Vader-esque masks.

Covert Kitty

Why Is My Cat Hiding All The Time, & When Should I Worry? A Veterinarian Explains

ByBrianne Hogan

Aka: How do I tempt my cat out of its beloved and deeply inconvenient hiding place?

Hot Take

Why It’s OK To Flirt With Other People While In A Relationship

ByBrianne Hogan

According to a psychologist, it’s totally normal — but one word is crucial.

Age Is But Two Numbers, Apparently

What Is Biological Age, & Does It Really Even Matter? A Doctor Explains

ByBrianne Hogan

This buzzy term has caught the attention of parents, who ultimately just want to be around for their kids as long as possible.

Guilty As Charged

Find Out Your Most Toxic Trait, According To Your Zodiac Sign

ByBrianne Hogan

No one pouts quite like an Aries ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We See You, Kristin Cavallari

Why You Shouldn’t Write Off A May-December Romance, According To A Relationship Coach

ByBrianne Hogan

It might just be the hottest sex of your life.

Expert Advice

A Family Law Attorney Answers Divorced Parents’ FAQs About Taxes

ByBrianne Hogan

Before you file, here are a few things you should know.

Straight From Your FYP

Are Microcurrent Devices Worth The Splurge? It Depends, Says A Dermatologist

ByBrianne Hogan

Sure, it's nice, but it's $$$.

Are you ready for it?

Your Signature Taylor Swift Eras Song, According To Your Zodiac Sign

ByBrianne Hogan

Let’s be honest: We all knew Scorpio would get “Look What You Made Me Do.”

Ugh, Amirite?

Bloating During Ovulation? It's A Thing (That Sucks)

ByBrianne Hogan

Here’s what causes it, plus what you can do to alleviate it.

Pro Holiday Pointers

When Planning Your Easter Menu, Keep These Foods Away From The Family Pet

ByBrianne Hogan

Before your kids let the family pup lick their plate clean, read what a veterinarian has to say.

It's Happening

If Your Teen Is Headed On A Spring Break Trip, You've Got Some Talking To Do

ByBrianne Hogan

This is a huge step in both of your development — theirs as a young adult and yours as a parent of one.

✨ Anxiety ✨

Dating In Your 40s: How The F*ck Do I Even Do This?

ByBrianne Hogan

These three steps are crucial, according to love and relationship experts.

Fighting Over Fido

Who Gets The Pets In A Divorce? Here’s Your Pet Custody Primer

ByBrianne Hogan

From “pet-nups” to sharing time, lawyer Gabrielle Hartley unpacks the options.

Big Milf Energy

Can We Just Leave Kristin Cavallari Alone & Let Her Date Her Younger Boyfriend?

ByBrianne Hogan

While we’re at it, let’s stop with the term “cougar.”

Expert Advice

Thinking Of Fostering A Pet? Here’s Everything Your Family Needs To Consider First

ByBrianne Hogan

It’s not for everyone, says a veterinarian.

Baby, Come Back

Friendship Breakups Are Brutal. Here’s A Therapist’s Advice On Reconciling.

ByBrianne Hogan

The loss of a friend can sting more than a romantic split.

Here's Your Guide

How Is An IUD Inserted? All Of Your Nervous Pre-IUD Questions, Answered

ByBrianne Hogan

Spoiler: The benefits outweigh the temporary pain.

Good to Know

Is CBD Safe For Pets? Here’s What A Vet Says You Should Know Before Trying It

ByBrianne Hogan

Asking for my anxious AF cat.

Expert Advice

How To Lean Into Your Kid’s Birth Order To Parent Them Better

ByBrianne Hogan

Because your eldest is definitely different from your youngest.