Jen McGuire

Jen McGuire is a contributing writer for Romper, where she regularly covers entertainment, parenting stories, and all things royal. She joined the BDG team in 2016 as a news and entertainment writer. Jen has written essays on raising four sons as a single mom, on travel, and on losing her son at Walmart, to name a few. She found him, but still.

Jen’s bylines have appeared in Good Housekeeping, O magazine, Parents, Refinery29, and Insider to name a few. Her book NEST: Letting Go From Italy, France, and Ireland about raising her sons and learning to live alone in Europe was released in May 2021. A follow up is coming. She is represented by Amanda Bernardi.

Jen lives in Canada and teaches life writing workshops where someone cries in every class. When she is not traveling as often as possible she’s trying to organize pie parties and outdoor karaoke with her neighbors. She will sing Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” at least once but she’s open to requests.

You can find Jen on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter (sorry, X).

Jen McGuire

Royals

by Jen McGuire

Prince Louis, Like All Kids, Loves Sugar, But You'll Never Guess His Other Favorite Food

He “absolutely loves” this vegetable, according to Kate Middleton.

Royals

by Jen McGuire

“Lou Bug” & All The Other Nicknames Kate Middleton & Prince William Call Their Kids

Their parents aren’t calling them “Your Royal Highness.”

Celebrity

by Jen McGuire

Jelly Roll's Teen Daughter Got Caught Sneaking Out & The TikTok Is Hilarious

“Grounded for life.”

Add to queue

by Jen McGuire

The Internet Can't Stop Listening To This Catchy Rap Song By A Group Of Irish Kids

Could this be the song of the summer?

News

by Jen McGuire

Drowning Deaths Among Kids In The U.S. Are Rising For The First Time In Years

The CDC reports that 40 million Americans don’t know how to swim and stresses the importance of making swim lessons accessible to everyone.

Celebrity

by Jen McGuire

Paris Hilton Reveals What She Plans To Be “Strict” With As A Mom As Her Kids Get Older

“I never thought I’d say this, but I’m going to be the strict mom,”

Celebrity

by Jen McGuire

Kris Jenner Had Khloé Kardashian Drive Her Siblings To School When She Was Only 14

And also got her to be the designated driver on the freeway.

Movies

by Kaitlin Kimont and Jen McGuire

You'll Recognize A Ton Of Celeb Voices In 'The Garfield Movie'

Including Samuel L. Jackson

Celebrity

by Jen McGuire

Gabrielle Union Shared A Sweet Video Of Kaavia Giving A Ladybug An Impromptu Funeral

We just witnessed Shady Baby at work, y’all.

Celebrity

by Jen McGuire

Olivia Munn Said Her Postpartum Anxiety Felt Like “The Entire Ocean” Was On Top Of Her

Munn struggled with postpartum anxiety for a year before she received her breast cancer diagnosis.

Royals

by Jen McGuire

Prince William Shared A Sweet Tidbit About Prince Louis's Bedtime Routine

You know Prince Louis is an absolute ball of energy.

Entertainment

by Jen McGuire

The Perpetual Youth Of A 40-Year-Old With A Teenager

Anne Hathaway’s character in The Idea of You seems young because she missed out on her 20s — I can relate.

Viral

by Jen McGuire

Mom Is Frustrated With Grandma For Putting Pull-Ups On Potty Training 4-Year-Old

Reddit is torn on who’s in the wrong.

Exclusive

by Jen McGuire

Exclusive: Chris Pratt & Samuel L. Jackson Talk About Garfield Finding His Long Lost Dad

Did you know Garfield’s dad was named Vic?

Royals

by Jen McGuire

Prince George Is A “Potential Pilot In The Making,” Prince William Reveals

We knew it.

Celebrity

by Jen McGuire

Martin Scorsese Couldn't Resist Directing His Daughter In A Hilarious New TikTok

“Do that again! It has to be more... you know. You’re proud of these movie posters!”

Celebrity

by Jen McGuire

Chris Pratt Says His Kids “Don’t Seem To Know” What He Means When Tells Them “No”

“I don’t really know what to do about it.”

Celebrity

by Jen McGuire

Travis Kelce Defends Pulling A Major Dad Move At Taylor Swift's 'Eras Tour' In Paris

“I don’t understand, I was just trying to get some good video, some good memories.”

Celebrity

by Jen McGuire

Colton Underwood Announced He's Expecting A Baby Boy With Husband Jordan C. Brown

“This entire journey has been a rollercoaster of emotions – humbling, exciting, and truly eye-opening.”

Celebrity

by Jen McGuire

Moms Are Feeling For Jennifer Garner After She Cried Throughout Her Child's Graduation

“How are we going to make it? What are we going to do?”