Deirdre Kaye

Deirdre is a writer/journalist and mother to one very smart, sweet deviled egg. She’s written SEO content for ScaryMommy since 2019. During her time here, she’s covered just about any topic you can imagine. Her favorite beats are entertainment, travel, 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. A decade later, she still enjoys writing for the paper, covering live music and sharing her favorite restaurants with the community. Her work at CityBeat also parlayed into a job as the TV Editor at SheKnows. While there, she attended and covered numerous comic cons, award shows, and television premieres.

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 painting the walls of her Craftsman Bungalow with a two-inch brush because, “rollers waste so much paint.” 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.

Pro Pointers

Feast Your Eyes On These 35+ Holiday Cooking Tips From Professional Chefs

Pros weigh in on what to do — and not do — in the kitchen when whipping up a holiday meal.

Decisions, Decisions

Male Vs. Female Dogs: How To Decide Which Pup Is Right For Your Family

Experts address whether dogs of different sexes have any behavioral or training differences.

Very Merry Imbibing

23 Starbucks Holiday Drinks That Should Be On Your Must-Try List

These barista-recommended drinks will have you feeling super festive.

EXCLUSIVE

8 Brand-New 'Blippi' Holiday Episodes Full Of Winter Adventure Are On The Way

It’s the most wonderful time of the year... to be curious!

Spotify Is Calling

75 Thanksgiving Songs To Help Drown Out Small Talk With Your Mother-In-Law

The playlist you need to get you from making the cranberry sauce to carving the bird and on through dishes during the football game.

It's Not That Clear-Cut

Can Eating Certain Foods Really Help — Or Heighten — ADHD Symptoms?

Many health and wellness experts suggest dietary tweaks might make a difference.

Break Out The Piggy Bank

How To Turn Taylor Swift’s Tour Into A Teachable Moment About Budgeting

The expert advice your tween or teen needs to make those big-ticket experiences a reality.

Treat Yo' Self

20 Adult Advent Calendars You Can Buy For Yourself

The holidays are hectic, especially for grown-ups. When you're picking out the perfect advent calendar for your kiddos, grab one of these for yourself.

Read Before You Eat

How Long Are Leftovers Good For, Anyway?

Food safety experts break down how long leftovers last in the fridge and freezer, and when it's time to throw leftover food away.

Send Help

Seriously, What Age Is A Tween? (And Can We Return-To-Sender?)

Has your sweet baby officially become a "tween"? Here's what to know and expect. Sorry in advance.

Down There Self-Care

What's A Bartholin's Cyst? Your Vagina Needs You To Read This Guide

Got a painful bump? It’s more common than you think.

Better Safe Than Sorry

Not A Fan Of AirTags? Here Are 5 Other Ways To Track Your Child’s Location

AirTags aren’t even designed to keep tabs on people and pets, FWIW.

Pointers To Help You Prepare

How Do You Explain Death To Your Kid When You’re An Atheist?

Advice on having the inevitable death convo, straight from atheist parents who’ve been there.

A Tired Mom's Best Friend

These Frozen Meatball Recipes Are Weeknight Dinner Heroes

Life gets so much easier when you start keeping frozen meatballs in your freezer. Here's the proof.

Feeling Sentimental

18th Birthday Captions To Use When Sharing Your Kid’s Milestone Moment

Where does the time go? (*sob*)

Repeat After Me

50 Morning Affirmations For Kids To Practice Before School

These mantras will help even the most anxious kid feel cool, calm, and collected.

No Trick, All Treat

11 Eerie-sistible Halloween-Themed Snack Ideas For School Parties

These treats will earn you “mummy” of the year status.

Important Information

What Should You Do If You Discover A Baby Alone In A Hot Car?

What should your first move be when you see a child sitting in a hot car? Are there legal ramifications of breaking a window to free a trapped child? What the experts advise.

Oh, Whoa

What Is A Back-To-School Necklace? It's Not As Innocent As It Sounds

If you’ve heard your tween or teen say this, take heed: It’s often used as a dark euphemism.

The Time To Carve Has Come

How Long Do Pumpkins Last? Because No One Has Time For Rotten Pumpkin Funk

Make sure your pumpkins last all fall with this guide.