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, on Twitter, or on Twitter.

Jen McGuire


The 'Virgin River' Timeline Is All Over The Place & Fans Are Thoroughly Confused

How can so much happen in one small town?


Jennifer Garner Says She Raises Her Kids With "A Little Bit Of Benign Neglect"

“I’m not trying to live their life, and I don’t mind that they see that I love mine.”


Fans Loved Seeing A Glimpse Of Beyoncé’s Parenting Style In This Viral Clip

“I respect your opinion, but you’ve got to calm down.”


Princess Charlotte & Prince Louis Got To Be Judges On A Reality Dance Competition Show

They used paddles and everything.


Trailblazing Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Has Died At The Age Of 93

Her three sons have always been “so proud of what she has done, in her life and her career.”


Uzo Aduba Reveals She Gave Birth To A Baby Girl & Is So Excited To Be A “Mommy”

“Motherhood. I’ve joined the club. I hear the dues are high, but the membership is completely worth it.”

Holiday Entertainment

The Best Christmas Movies On Disney+ To Watch With Your Family

Some classic, some new, but all festive!

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I Still Think About The Daughter I Never Had

There is that moment of mourning, when we knew we would not be mothers to daughters.

Holiday Entertainment

How To Watch ‘A Muppet Family Christmas’ This Holiday Season

It's the crossover special of your dreams.


FDA Is Warning Parents That These Recalled Fruit Pouches Are Still On Store Shelves

“Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches should contact their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test.”


How To Watch All 10 'Friends' Christmas Episodes

Who could forget the Holiday Armadillo?


Brittany & Patrick Mahomes Threw Their Son An Epic Football-Themed 1st Birthday Party

Based on the photos, his big sister Sterling had the best time.


Sarah Jessica Parker Looks Like The Happiest Mom In This Rare Selfie With All Her Kids

Her content smile says it all.


Why George, Charlotte, & Louis Won't Be Eating Christmas Dinner With Their Parents

They have to wait until they master polite conversation.


Blue Ivy Turned Negative Comments About Her Dancing Into Amazing Performances

She’s wise beyond her years.

Holiday Movies

'Home Alone' Is A Holiday Classic, But Is It Too Scary For Little Kids?

The classic film is a holiday staple, but how panicked will your kids be about those bumbling burglars?

Happy Holidays

Hallmark Is Airing Brand New Holiday Movies Every Weekend Until Christmas

Clear your schedules!


Kim Kardashian Says She's Teaching North To Be Honest & "Not Hurt People's Feelings"

“So I’m trying to teach her you don’t need to just jump in and annihilate people for no reason.”


Hannah Waddingham's New Christmas Special Is Basically A Festive 'Ted Lasso' Reunion

Waddingham described her holiday variety show, Home for Christmas, as a “love letter” to her mom.

Holiday Entertainment

20 Classic Christmas Songs Kids Will Be Dancing To All December Long

There are so many good ones to choose.