Karen Belz

Karen Belz is an Associate Commerce Editor for Bustle, helping connect readers to the best products they’ll use every day.

Karen has been a professional writer for over a decade, getting her start by helping launch the website HelloGiggles back in 2011. She was previously a writer on Bustle’s Lifestyle team and has also contributed to sites such as LittleThings, Scary Mommy, and Romper. She graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Broadcasting with a minor in Print Media Studies, and was heavily involved with the campus radio station, WIXQ.

She’s also the mom of a 5-year-old girl, thus Disney+ is constantly on in the background while she works. You can follow Karen on Twitter at @KarenEBelz.

Parenting

Best Mats And Towels For Mommy & Me Yoga (Or Not)

These are the best mats to practice your goddess pose.

Shopping

Your Home Could Seem So Much More Expensive With Any Of These 50 Products Under $30

Make your home look a lot chicer with these easy upgrades.

Shopping

Your Home Could Seem So Much More Expensive With Any Of These 50 Products Under $30

Check out this list of other great items that’ll make your home look expensive. And even better, every item on this list happens to be under $30, so they’re all wallet-friendly.

Parenting

People Are Obsessed With These Compression Leggings On Amazon

Great for working out or sleeping in.

Lifestyle

The Best Garbage Truck Toys For Your Sweet Little Hauler

Now trash night will be every night.

Shopping

These Adorable Skin Patches Use Plant-Based Actives To Help Heal Itchy Skin, Bug Bites, And Rashes

We only recommend products we love and that we think you will, too. We may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was written by our Commerce team.

Shopping

You've Got To See How Genius These 50 Weird, Wildly Popular Things Are On Amazon

These finds are life-changing.

Parenting

Hand Sanitizers That Are Kid-Friendly *And* Effective At Killing Germs

Scented, unscented, alcohol-free... we’ve got ‘em all.

Shopping

The Undersummers Shortlette Are The Comfy, Cute Addition Your Wardrobe Needs This Summer

We only recommend products we love and that we think you will, too. We may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was written by our Commerce team.

Shopping

Your Dog Will Be Eating Better Than You Thanks To This Planet-Friendly Dog Food Brand

Your pup deserves nothing but the best.

Parenting

The Safest (And Best-Smelling) Lip Balms For Babies And Toddlers

Just the best balms that you won't mind stealing from your kids.

Parenting

Yes, Bedwetting Alarms Exist & They Can Save You (& Your Kid) Lots Of Hassle

Frustrated parents, are you ready to change your life?

it's so easy

How To Teach Kids To Tie Shoes — The Fun And Frustration-Free Way

No tears here!

Baby bump questions

Are Fetal Hiccups Normal? Why Those Little Spasms Usually Aren't Worrisome

Think of it as “practice breathing.”

Coffee

Take This Quiz To Get Paired With Your Perfect Cup Of Coffee, Then Get It Delivered To Your Door

This is the best way to finally meet your ideal cup of joe.

Parenting

This Genius High Chair Food Catcher Will Save Your Floors & Your Sanity

Meet the Highchair Catchy, the brilliant contraption that fits right on your baby’s high chair.

Tune In

20+ Must-See Shows If You Crave More Moody Crime Dramas Like 'Broadchurch'

Your watch list just got more interesting.

Family Friendly

23 Flicks For When Your Fam Wants To Eat Junk & Watch Movies Like 'Home Alone'

Fire up the Netflix, ya filthy animal.

So Many Twists And Turns

25+ Movies Like ‘The Maze Runner’ That’ll Keep You On Your Toes

These will definitely match your dystopian mood.

Must Watch

27 Exciting, Enigmatic Movies Like 'A Simple Favor' To Watch Next

Yes, there’s more Blake Lively.