Jamie Kenney

Jamie Kenney is a staff writer at Romper, where she writes about a wide range of topics pertaining to motherhood, including politics, health, news, web culture, and celebrity parents, as well as family entertainment to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and other streaming services. Additionally, she writes essays that run the gamut from silly to serious in an effort to capture the full spectrum of what it is to be a parent today.

Prior to joining Romper in 2015, she was a part-time web culture editor at Bustle. Within months, however, she was asked to join the team at Romper in helping launch the site. In November 2022, she came on as a full-time staff member. Jamie earned earned a bachelor's degree in creative writing and history from Purchase College, State University of New York. Her previous work has also appeared in Parents, Playboy, McSweeny's Internet Tendency, Jezebel, and The Takeout.

Jamie lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children and enjoys hiking, embroidery, reading, and other activities mainly enjoyed by septuagenarian retirees. As such, she strives to embody the spirits of all four of the Golden Girls at once. You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Holiday Hoobie Whatty

"Help Me... I'm Feeling!" 8 Life Lessons We Can All Learn From 'The Grinch'

Listen, don’t we all eat when we’re bored?


10 Hanukkah Songs The Whole Mishpucha Can Sing Around The Menorah

From traditional tunes to pop culture spoofs, we have songs that you can enjoy for all eight nights!


'CoComelon' Is Releasing 8 Brand New Holiday-Themed Episodes On Netflix

JJ, Cody, Nina, and the rest of the Melon Patch crew are ready for the holidays.


18 Hanukkah Movies To Watch With Your Kids During The Festival Of Lights

From cartoons to sitcoms, there’s something for everyone in the family.


Erin Andrews On The Relief She Felt After Opening Up About How Much Infertility “Sucks”

“You’re doing what the doctors are saying, but it’s just not working out. And you’re like, ‘why is my body failing me?’”


"The Cat Will Steal Your Baby's Breath" & Other Myths About Pets & Babies

Debunking persistent concerns.


Sorry Kids, We Call Dibs On This Adorable 'Bluey' XBox

One lucky winner will get to play Bluey: The Video Game on a matching console.

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Freddie Prinze Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar Are A “Straggler House” On Thanksgiving

“We’re a straggler house. For people who don’t have a place to go, we take them in.”


See How Baby Whales Nap In This Exclusive Clip From NatGeo's 'Incredible Animal Journeys'

The answer? “Adorably.”


Matthew McConaughey's Children's Book Goes Deep

“I think as early as you can get a person to understand the contradictions of life, the poetry of it, the better.”


10 Wholesome & Funny Thanksgiving Movies To Watch When It’s Finally Time To Relax

Because after preparing & eating a Thanksgiving meal, movies are the only thing you’ll have energy for.


15 Thanksgiving Movies For Kids To Get Your Family In The Spirit

Annual classics and new favorites for kids of all ages.


20 Thanksgiving Songs For The Perfect Holiday Playlist

Whether you’re hosting or traveling, we’ve got the tunes for any Thanksgiving vibe.

Family Dinner

‘Top Chef’s Gail Simmons Secretly Wants Her Kids To Be Foodies, But Tries To Play It Cool

“Sometimes I worry that my kids smell my desperation.”


This 'Bluey' Family Tree Breaks Down How All The Characters Are Related

There’s more than just Mum, Dad, Bingo, and Bluey!


A Super-Sized 'Bluey' Episode Is Coming To Disney+ & We Have Some Theories About It

It’s called "The Sign.”


Barbie Honors Wilma Mankiller, Female Chief Of The Cherokee Nation, With Her Own Doll

Makiller is the latest to join the Barbie Inspiring Women Series.


What Are Reunification Camps? New Documentary Investigates These "Legal Kidnappings"

The controversial practice is rooted in a so-called syndrome not backed by any governing medical body.

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Chef Sohla El-Waylly On How Working In Restaurants Prepared Her For A Baby

Chef and 'The Big Brunch' judge Sohla El-Waylly talks about her two new babies: her first cookbook and her first child as well as her favorite foods.

Et tu, Brute?

40 Roman Empire-Inspired Baby Names For Your Little Conqueror

Names fit for an emperor (or empress).