Elizabeth Narins

Elizabeth Narins is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer, content strategist, copywriter, and mother of two, in no particular order. Her work has appeared in Cosmo, Women’s Health, Parade, Parents, Health, and many more.

Although she’s been on the wellness beat since the beginning of time, she now writes about, well, everything, from parenting to body image, food, relationships, and even beauty. In past lives, she led digital content at Weight Watchers, where her work was nominated for a Webby Award. She has also served as Cosmo’s inaugural digital health and fitness editor and led social media and special projects for Women’s Health.

Narins studied magazine journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she minored in nutrition and majorly disrespected her liver.

When she’s not eating her baby’s cheeks or acting out elaborate fire-fighting scenarios with her toddler, she enjoys high-intensity interval training, baking, attending every third book club, sitting in quiet solitude, and having uninterrupted conversations with her husband, with whom she manages marketing and content for an 18-bedroom boutique hotel in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains.


17 Instagram Captions For Baby's First Birthday To Match Your Many Emotions

ByElizabeth Narins

So you can tell the world you kept a human alive for one whole year!

Pay for College

How To Make Bank On Your Lemonade Stand, According To Business School Instructors

ByElizabeth Narins

Ahem, *your kid’s* lemonade stand.

Hit Snooze

Does A King-Size Bed Hint At Relationship Problems? Sleep Shamers Think So

ByElizabeth Narins

Experts weigh in on the does-size-matter debate.

No One Told Me

Capsule Wardrobes Are A F*cking Scam. Here’s Why.

ByElizabeth Narins


Keep the Change

Should You Ever Pay A Family Member To Babysit?

ByElizabeth Narins

An etiquette expert has... a lot to say about it.

Requisite Viewing

10 Reasons You Should Rewatch 10 Things I Hate About You With Your Tween

ByElizabeth Narins

Appropriate? Nope. Necessary? Absolutely.


Can We Please Stop Talking About Botox In Front Of Our Kids?

ByElizabeth Narins

No, really.

Just Eat It

A Bazillion Ways Serve Your Toddler Toast & Call It Dinner

ByElizabeth Narins

It's the laziest way to make sure calories enter your kid.


Wait, Some States Don't Let You Divorce If You're Pregnant?!

ByElizabeth Narins

Tell me without telling me that life mimics ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’

Not Disney

12 Subtle Signs That A Trendy Hotel Is Secretly Super Kid-Friendly

ByElizabeth Narins

So you can travel in style without feeling like your brood is a buzzkill.


Moms Are Out Here Hiring "Hangover Babysitters" So They Can Sleep It Off

ByElizabeth Narins

Because there’s no greater investment than buying time to go back to bed.


In Defense (& Celebration) Of The 20-Minute Mom Run

ByElizabeth Narins

Let’s hear it for short bouts of activity — *alone.*

Free Therapy

Here’s What The Sex Therapist You Can’t Afford Tells Couples Who Aren’t Having Sex

ByElizabeth Narins

*Passive aggressively forwards to partner*

Smooth Criminal

What’s With My Kid’s Obsession With “Bad Guys”?

ByElizabeth Narins

Two psychologists weigh in on how to handle foul play — and when to worry.

Guest Again

Are Boys-Only Toddler Birthday Parties OK?

ByElizabeth Narins

An etiquette expert weighs in on using gender to whittle down preschool party guest lists.

Big Little Lies

Should We Be Teaching Our Kids To Lie When They Get Gifts They Don’t Like?

ByElizabeth Narins

An etiquette expert and a developmental psychologist weigh in on the debate.

Not So Fetch

Let's Agree To Agree That Mean Girls Hasn't Aged Entirely Well

ByElizabeth Narins

Here’s a guide to watching this morally questionable but classic and delightful film with your kids.

Delete Your Aunt

How To Squash Negative Body Talk At Your Family’s Holiday Get-Togethers

ByElizabeth Narins

So you can combat comments before they chip away at your kids’ self-esteem.

🎵What Do You Mean🎵

An Etiquette Expert Unpacks What "No Gifts" Really Means On A Kid's Birthday Party Invitation

ByElizabeth Narins

Can you actually send your kid empty-handed?

Science Says

Finally, A Viable Scientific Theory For Why Kids Basically Live On Carbs

ByElizabeth Narins

An evolutionary anthropologist explains every kid’s taste preference.