Deirdre Kaye

Deirdre is a writer/journalist and mother to one very smart, sweet deviled egg. She’s filled a variety of roles for ScaryMommy since joining the team in 2019. During her time here, she’s covered mental and physical health issues, trending lifestyle news, quirky (and delicious) product launches, and useful parenting hacks. She also loves debunking TikTok advice. Her favorite beats are entertainment, travel, food, and parenting.

While finishing her journalism degree from the University of Cincinnati, Deirdre stumbled upon an interesting way to pass time: Chasing bands around the world. This helped her to nab a job as a music intern at her local alternative newspaper, CityBeat, to which she still contributes. Later, she worked as the TV Editor at SheKnows, where she also served as an overnight celebrity news reporter and occasionally took on sponsored/branded content. Thanks to her many roles in the entertainment reporting niche, she has covered numerous comic cons, award shows, television premieres, and set visits. Her writing can also be found on Bridal Guide, Yahoo, HuffPo, TheDad, and Cleveland Scene.

These days Deirdre works from home and balances her freelance writing career with her in-kitchen musical comedy routine. If you haven’t heard her operatic rendition of Blippi’s, “The Excavator Song,” count yourself lucky. She enjoys taking three months to finish a book, planning all the tiny details of road trips she’ll never take, and decorating her Craftsman Bungalow. Speaking of her bungalow, Deirdre can usually be found handwashing dishes in her dishwasher-less kitchen. If you enjoy her writing, for the love of God, send paper plates.

Load The Car

This Mom Has An Easy Weekend Parenting Hack For Burning Off Kids' Energy

ByDeirdre Kaye

You may even remember doing this with your mom growing up.

Pretty Much

This Man’s Description Of The “Perpetual Chores” Of Women Is Spot-On

ByDeirdre Kaye

I mean, where’s the lie?

O Captain, my captain!

This Woman Swears By Her Relationship Hack: Choose A “Captain”

ByDeirdre Kaye

The new mom says she and her fiancé use it for every area of their life.

This Tracks

20 Years Later, The Internet Is Reeling Over This Boys’ House/Girls’ House Experiment

ByDeirdre Kaye

Like The Real World with unsupervised tweens. Guess who fared better?

New Favorite Hobby

This Family Accidentally Adopted Dozens Of Octopuses, & The Internet Is Obsessed

ByDeirdre Kaye

Their first pet turned out to be... 30 pets.

Who's Keeping Score?

Is Venmo Turning Our Friendships Too Transactional? Viral TikTok Makes A Fair Point

ByDeirdre Kaye

The days of “just get mine next time” may be coming to an end.

The F'ing Audacity

Dear Men: If You Say You'll Be Home By 3, Be Home By 3

ByDeirdre Kaye

One mom’s viral TikTok nails the disrespect and double standards that often accompany men’s hobbies.

I Call BS

TikTok’s Viral “Dorito Theory” Is Just Another Trend That Makes You Feel Bad About Your Choices

ByDeirdre Kaye

I prefer “little treat culture,” thank you very much.

This Is Brilliant

This Viral Flight Hack Is Blowing The Internet’s Mind

ByDeirdre Kaye

Just make sure you keep your phone charged.

The Audacity!

A Mom Shares The Relatable Truth About Raising Kids Who Aren’t Picky Eaters

ByDeirdre Kaye

What’s the opposite of a nuggets-and-macaroni kid? This fresh hell.

The Audacity!

Two High School Teachers Share The Mean Things Their Students Have Said To Them, & Ouch

ByDeirdre Kaye

So... it turns out our kids are giant a-holes to their teachers.

It's Funny... But Also Not

Have You Heard About The World's Most Expensive Fart? Woman’s Cautionary ER Tale Goes Viral

ByDeirdre Kaye

Bet you’ve never gotten a gas bill like this.

The Rock... Rocks

Dwayne Johnson Just Picked Up Drew Barrymore, & It Was A Masterclass In Consent

ByDeirdre Kaye

The internet quickly pointed out his respectful behavior.

File Under "Unnecessary"

PSA From The USDA: Stop Washing Your Chicken

ByDeirdre Kaye

Unless you super-sanitize the sink every time, you could be teabagging anything after the chicken in salmonella.

Ma'am 👀

An Influencer Suggested Sunbathing Your “Yoni,” & The Responses Are Hilarious

ByDeirdre Kaye

Yes. Your "yoni" is exactly what you think it is.

Mine's A Malinois

Golden Retriever Boyfriends Are Trending, But We Need More Classifications

ByDeirdre Kaye

A TikToker has started a hilarious discussion about how types of dogs correlate to human companions.

*Taking Notes*

A Divorce Coach Says You Should Take These 10 Prep Steps As Soon As You Consider Splitting

ByDeirdre Kaye

Being prepared can save tons of time, money, and energy.

Please and Thank You

Dreading The Thought Of Returning To An Office? How To Make Working From Home Stick

ByDeirdre Kaye

If the uptick in return-to-office mandates has you sweating, read this.

*opens Spotify*

This Teacher’s Viral Teen-Created Playlist Is Proof The Kids Are Alright

ByDeirdre Kaye

So much diversity. So many green flags.

But I'm So Tired

So, We’re ~Apparently~ Supposed To Be Washing Our Curtains

ByDeirdre Kaye

Another f*cking item on the “To Do” list.