Jilleen Barrett

Jilleen Barrett is an editorial intern at Bustle Digital Group. She focuses on the parenting beat and mainly writes for ScaryMommy and Romper. She is spending the summer of 2023 with BDG, and is excited to see what opportunities will open up because of the valuable lessons she learned here.

Before BDG, Jilleen was an intern with the American Society of Magazine Editors. Through that program she spent the summer as an intern with Smart + Strong Publishing, which owns magazines that focus on a variety of health issues, such as HIV and AIDS. She was also an intern with The Riverdale Press, a newspaper local to her alma mater, Manhattan College (located in The Bronx). If you’re familiar with the MC campus, you’ll notice the quadrangle in the backround of her headshot! At Manhattan, Jilleen studied communication with a concentration in journalism and a minor in women and gender studies. Go Jaspers!

Jilleen grew up on Long Island and went to Manhattan because she wanted a school with a campus near a city. She studied journalism because she enjoys finding out answers to the questions readers have about topics such as health, culture and larger conversations and controversies. Outside of work, Jilleen enjoys going on walks and runs, practicing pilates and listening to Taylor Swift.

Jilleen’s LinkedIn can be found here.

stuff that stocking

The Best Presents To Buy For Kids This Year That Aren’t Toys... Or Socks

ByJilleen Barrett

Because nobody needs another plastic thing in their house.

the purest trend!

TikTok Influencers are Promoting the Most Wholesome Trend Ever

ByJilleen Barrett

Angel Tree shopping just became the next big thing.

Family Faves

11 Gifts From Grandparents That’ll Wow The Kids (& Won’t Annoy Their Parents)

ByJilleen Barrett

Gifts from Grandma and Grandpa are the best.

"It's nice to have a friend."

27 Mastermind-Level Gifts For Swifties This Holiday Season

ByJilleen Barrett

You can't get them auroras and sad prose, but you can get them these.

dress up fun

16 Easy, Pop Culture-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas For Moms

ByJilleen Barrett

Whether you're trick-or-treating with the kids or going to a party, there's an idea for you.

gut health

IBS Is All Over TikTok. Here’s What The Experts Want You To Know.

ByJilleen Barrett

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is more common than you think it is — especially in women.

*Add To Cart*

50+ Best Toys & Games On Sale During October Prime Day

ByJilleen Barrett

This is your sign to get a jump on holiday shopping this year.

Hydration Hot Topic

Are Electrolyte Drinks Worth The Money? We Asked An Expert

ByJilleen Barrett

The 411 on the best source of hydration for your active kid.


We Spoke With a Registered Dietitian About Those Prebiotic Drinks

ByJilleen Barrett

Unfortunately, they may be a better sweet treat than a healthy choice.

For Your Queue

10 Shows That Can Be Conversation Starters For You & Your Teen

ByJilleen Barrett

Looking for something to watch with your teen? Check out these relatable and hilarious shows.

Easy & Breezy

Aerie Has The Outfits You Need To Stay Cool This Summer While Momming

ByJilleen Barrett

The cutest and comfiest clothes for chasing after kids.


Where To Buy Waterproof Jewelry You Can Sweat In All Summer Long

ByJilleen Barrett

You won't have to remember to take it off before you shower, work out, or hop in the pool.


The Most Patriotic 4th Of July Recipes, According To TikTok

ByJilleen Barrett

These star-spangled ideas will have everyone at the barbecue thinking you're the most creative parent on the block.

These Are Important — Period!

10 Inclusive Books About Menstruation For Kids Of All Ages

ByJilleen Barrett and Elaine Roth

They're like that American Girl book, but more up-to-date.