Katie McPherson

Katie McPherson is the associate editor of lifestyle for Romper, where she edits and reports on all things lifestyle, pregnancy, parenting, and products. She edits and oversees Romper’s Had to Share series, which highlights the holy grail products that Romper editors and contributors swear by. She pens the occasional essay, and loves diving deep into reported features about all things related to health and children’s safety.

Katie’s career began as an intern at a local health magazine, where she later served as associate editor, until taking a copywriting role within a major hospital’s marketing department. There she worked closely with OB-GYNs, midwives, and other birth providers to promote their labor and delivery services, sparking her interest in covering women’s health. She then worked at a children’s hospital, where she learned firsthand about the intricacies of health care access and how policy affects children’s safety and well-being. She joined Romper as a part-time writer in 2019 while freelancing. Her bylines have also appeared in HuffPost, VeryWell, The Daily Beast, and other regional publications in the Southeast. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida.

When she’s AFK, Katie is usually busy chasing her son down, reminding him that he is not Johnny Knoxville, or checking out a new local brewery with her husband. She enjoys boxing and horseback riding, and is currently reading whatever romantasy is trending on #booktok. You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Dig In

11 Dense Bean Salad Recipes, If You’re Also Obsessed With The TikTok Trend

ByKatie McPherson

Minimal cooking, maximum meals prepped.

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Are Mosquito Stickers Safe For Babies & Kids?

ByKatie McPherson

They probably won’t hurt, but how much do they help? We asked experts for the scoop.

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I’m A WFH Mom & This Is My 5-Minute Makeup To Look Alive On Zoom

ByKatie McPherson

I hand my toddler a box of tampons to count and get ‘er done.