Candace Nagy

Candace Nagy is a contributing Scary Mommy writer covering everything from parenting and health, to entertainment.

She has degrees in journalism and gender studies and loves sharing content that’s both fun and educational. Her work can be found floating among the vast internet universe, including at Tinybeans, Clean Plates, and EatingWell.

When not writing, she’s probably cooking, daydreaming, or somewhere lost in nature, and is always within earshot of her wild children!

When Fibbing Gets Out Of Control

Is Your Kid A Little Liar? An Expert's Advice — & A Surprising Silver Lining

Turns out, lying isn’t always entirely bad.

You've Got This

“Is Santa Real?” How To Have That Christmas Convo With Your Kid

And how to encourage older siblings not to break the news, according to a mom coach.


The 20 Best Maternity Dresses For A Baby Shower — & There’s One For Every Season & Style

Dress that bump to the nines.


Mark Your Calendars: Healthybaby’s Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales Event Is Seriously *So* Good

Save 15% on organic diapers, cleaning products, and must-have preg + postpartum essentials.

We'll Take Seconds... And Thirds

10 Easy (But Seriously Impressive) Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

Because you're fancy... and also hungry.

For Everyone's Sake

The 10 Commandments Of The School Drop-Off Line

Stop doing these things immediately.


These Cute, Customizable Children’s Books Are 20% Off Now — & Your Kids Will Flip When They See Themselves In The Story

“Look Mom, It’s Me!!!!”


The 6 Best Car Seat Travel Bags — Plus Some Convenient Travel Accessories

Because things will get thrown.

Pro Pointers

How Can I Tell If My Insurance Plan Covers IVF Or IUI?

Holly Singh, fertility journey advocate and founder of Wellhatched, shares some helpful tips.

Sorry, Ya Little Sneaks

Can You Set Up Your Wi-Fi To Shut Off Automatically? Yep!

Limit your children’s internet access like a pro with this simple hack.


The 8 Best Toys For Tummy Time — So Your Little One Doesn’t Protest The Mat

Motivation instead of frustration.

Time for a Gut Check

Wait, Is My Child The Bully? 8 Signs An Expert Says You Shouldn’t Ignore

Bullying behaviors left unchecked tend to worsen with age, and no parent wants to raise a jerk.

Avoid The Dreaded Curdle

Just How Long Can Milk Sit Out Before Going Sour? Here’s The Magic Window

You can cry over *spoiled* milk, or you can do this instead.


The 7 Best Pack ‘N Play’s — For Your On-The-Go Kiddo

A must-have for every parent.


10 Best Sheet Pan Dinners For Cozy Fall Vibes

Even those tiny, picky people that keep showing up hungry at your table every night will be happy.


The 10 Best Magnetic Blocks To Keep Your Kiddo Occupied For Hours

Click together.

Say No To Procrasti-shopping

5 Reasons To Start Your Holiday Shopping *Now*

Scary Mommy pulled data and spoke to a toy store owner to get the beat on 2022’s buying trends — and why shopping early is smarter than ever.

Accio, Deliciousness!

These Pumpkin Pasties Are The Perfect Treat For Binge Watching 'Harry Potter'

These semi-sweet pumpkin-stuffed treats are an HP fan fav.

What To Watch For

12 Signs Of Bullying That Could Be Red Flags Your Kid Is A Target

Bullying signs can show up in unexpected ways, explains expert Laurie Singer.


The 5 Best Nursing Pillows For Twins, According To A Feeding Expert

Support for three.