Maressa Brown

Greater NYC

Maressa Brown

An online & print journalist with over a decade of professional experience writing, reporting, and editing women's lifestyle (e.g. health, love/sex, beauty/style) and pop culture content.


Why Your Baby's Birthday Should Dictate Your Parenting Style (VIDEO)

Moms often wish their kids came with an owner's manual, but the Ophira and Tali Edut, also known as the AstroTwins, argue that they do ... in a way. A baby's birthdate holds the key to understanding more about their personality. And a mother's own birthdate influences how she parents and relates to her child.
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On-Camera/GMA Segment: Can Shapewear Damage Your Organs?

A-listers swear by them on and off the red carpet. They’re even one of Oprah’s favorite things. Shapewear is such a staple for so many women.It sucks you in, smoothes you out, flattens and squeezes, but could wearing it prove bad for your health? “If you’re feeling any numbness, those are very clear signs that it’s in fact too tight,” Dr. Link to Story

Mama's Boy, Prodigy, or Most Popular: Which Will Your Baby Be? (VIDEO)

Ophira and Tali Edut aren't just identical twin sisters. They're also professional astrologers who want to give moms all the help they deserve when trying to understand their kids and tailor their parenting accordingly! Hence why they've written Momstrology: The AstroTwins' Guide to Parenting Your Little One by the Stars.
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On-Camera/GMA Segment: Belle Knox's Return to College

The Duke University student who made national headlines when she revealed her secret identity as a porn star said she plans to return to school despite death threats. The 18-year-old who goes by her stage name Belle Knox says she has been barraged with threats and harassment, including from her classmates at Duke, she said. Link to Story

Jennifer Lawrence's Golden Globes Gown Spawns Crazy New Trend (VIDEO)

A LOT of crazy went down at the Golden Globes this year, but one of the key moments we can't stop talking about was when Jennifer Lawrence photobombed Taylor Swift while she was talking to Ryan Seacrest. It was a moment for the books, obviously, but also ... for the Internet, which proceeded to blow up in response.
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Kate Middleton Is One Tough Duchess to Find a Gift For (VIDEO)

Kate Middleton is celebrating her 32nd birthday today! And so far, it's looking like her first b-day as a mom is sure to be a memorable one ... even if Prince William is reportedly hitting the books out of town (bummer!). While we have yet to hear what family and friends are planning on gifting Kate, we did ask around here to see what CafeMom staffers would give the Duchess.
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Miley Cyrus's VMAs Performance Was the Final Nail in Hannah Montana's Coffin (VIDEO)

Despite a night filled with noteworthy, talented performances from Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake ('NSYNC!) , and Bruno Mars, all we can seem to talk about in the wake of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awardsis the cringeworthy disaster that is now Miley Cyrus. Twerking her way through what can only be described as one of the most embarrassing, disgusting VMAs performances of all time, Miley went to extremes to destroy any remnants of her squeaky-clean, Disney rep.
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HUFFPOST LIVE: Newlywed Questions You Probably Shouldn’t Ask Your Married Friends

What is it about tying the knot that suddenly gives people license to ask you whatever they want — no matter how prying or rude? In a HuffPost Live segment Wednesday, host Caitlyn Becker spoke with The Stir writer Maressa Brown about her blog post, “16 Ridiculous, Annoying Things People Say When You Get Married.”.
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Maressa Brown

Whether I'm reporting on women's health research by interviewing medical experts, doing one-on-one interviews with celebrities like Jennifer Garner or Selena Gomez, or creating in-depth, visually-appealing features on red carpet or fitness trends, my copy is conversational and substantive. I'm also a media-trained journalist comfortable being on-camera, having represented CafeMom's The Stir in both live and taped-to-air segments as host of "The Daily Stir" web series and a commentator on Good Morning America, HuffPost Live, and CafeMom's "Moms Matter" Google Hangouts series.



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