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 FamilyEducation.

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

A Guide

What's the Difference Between Memorial Day And Veterans Day?

How to explain these holidays to honor U.S. Armed Forces members to kids.

Dr.'s Orders

Can You Take NyQuil While Pregnant? What To Do (& Not Do) For Your Cold Or Flu

Dr. Sharee L. Livingston explains pregnancy protocol with this go-to medicine.

A Guide

What Is Co-Parenting Counseling? Therapists Explain The Benefits

If your relationship with your ex is strained, this is for you.

School Sitch

How To Write A Clear, Polite Email To A Teacher — With Examples

Yes, even when you’re big mad.

Toxic Behavior

Is Your Mom A Narcissist? Are You? 40 Things Narcissistic Mothers Say

Psychotherapist Lena Derhally unpacks this troubling dynamic.

Baby Names

25 Brilliant Names That Mean Gold For Your Little Ray Of Sunshine

Because baby will bring so much richness to your world.

Welcome To The Club!

10 Mother’s Day Pregnancy Announcement Ideas That Double As The Best Gift

The inspo you need to share your big news.


The 20 Best Teacher Appreciation Gifts, Because They’re Actual Heroes

These aren't your average gifts.

Safety First

How To Sterilize Pacifiers

And why a doctor says it isn't always necessary.

Good To Know

How To Combine Pumping & Breastfeeding When You're A Sleep-Deprived New Mom

A lactation expert offers some practical advice.


The 11 Best Washable Markers — Because Sometimes The Wall Becomes The Canvas

There are even picks for more advanced artists.

Cheers To You, Moms

40 Thoughtful Things To Do On Mother’s Day

Make this year one Mom will remember forever.


Is Target Open On Easter? Sorry, No Mad Dash For Chocolate Bunnies

Don’t worry; you’ve still got time.