Jen McGuire

Jen is a mom to 4 voracious sons, a loyal thrift shopper and connoisseur of fine boxed white wines. She is a writer and also a Canadian. Sorry.
Recent Articles

Newborn Mortality Rate In The US Is Still Alarmingly High, New UNICEF Report Finds

It's 2018 and babies still die every day. This might seem impossible given the amazing developments in modern science, but it's an unfortunate fact. And it's not just happening in developing countries; a recent UNICEF report found that the newborn mo…
By Jen McGuire

Lindsey Vonn's Instagram Proves The Olympic Skier Is Unstoppable

Lindsey Vonn has had her share of bumps along the road to becoming one of the best skiers in the world. She has suffered injuries, had to say goodbye to people she loved, lived through a painful divorce, and is currently struggling against a sea of o…
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George & Amal Clooney Support March For Our Lives With A Sizable Donation In Their Twins' Names

It has not even been a full week since a lone gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas School and opened fire on students and faculty there, killing 17 people before being taken into custody. And yet so much has happened in the days since. Some of…
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Parkland Student Emma Gonzalez Epically Called Out Trump & The Internet Can’t Handle Her Strength

Sometimes adults need kids to show them the way. We get mired down in disappointment, overwhelmed by our checklists and our chores and our millions of runs to the grocery story. We get complacent. We forget to be angry about all of the things that ar…
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These Orange Ribbons Honor A Student Murdered In the Florida Shooting In A Heartbreaking & Beautiful Way

She wanted to be an occupational therapist when she grew up. She wanted to be a mom. She was already a dancer. And I guess we will never know what else she was going to be, because Jaime Guttenberg was killed by a lone gunman who entered Marjory Ston…
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Jessica Alba's Photo Of Breastfeeding At Target Is Seriously So Relatable

It happens to the best of us. You're trying to sneak in a little shopping while the baby sleeps, those blissful moments when you think you might have a little freedom and your limbs to yourself, then they wake up. They want to be fed now. Right now, …
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These Three ‘Grandmas’ Answered A Single Mom’s Plea For Help & Their Story Is So Moving

It really does take a village to raise a child, but sometimes I think parents tend to forget. We tell ourselves we can do it all, tell ourselves that our babies need us more than they need anyone else, and I'm not sure why we put this pressure on our…
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Who Is Yuzuru Hanyu? He Just Broke A Serious Record At The 2018 Winter Games

Anyone watching the Winter Olympics probably looks forward to the figure skating competition as much as I do. It's all about the pageantry, the artistry, the drama. The set backs and the comebacks, the dreams dashed by the slightest slip of the foot …
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Here's How Many Millennials Keep Guns In Their Homes

Feb. 14, 2018 marked the 18th school shooting in America since the beginning of the year. This time, 17 people died when a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and opened fire. According to media reports, he even triggered the fire ala…
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Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux's Quotes About Each Other Make Their Split Even More Surprising

There are some people you sort of expect to break up, like this one couple who lives down the road from me who loves to fight in their driveway. Then there are other couples, ones who seem to bathe neck-deep in the scented bubbles of true love, baski…
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Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Split Up & Twitter Already Has Theories About Brad Pitt

I'm not sure if you've heard the news, so you might want to sit down. It's the breakup nobody was prepared for, and honestly I think nobody wanted. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have parted ways, and people are trying to wrap their heads around…
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Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Announced They're Splitting Up, But Why, Oh Why?!

I'm sorry to tell you this so soon after Valentine's Day, when you're probably still digesting your heart-shaped chocolates and such, but love is actually dead. I don't know why it happened, just as I'm trying to figure out why Jennifer Aniston and J…
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Kristen Bell's Tips For Her Happy & Healthy Marriage With Dax Shepard Are A Must-Read

Have you ever wondered how Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard manage to stay so happily married after 10 years and two kids? I mean, is there a single photo of the couple in existence where they don't look either ecstatically happy, silly, fun, or even jus…
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The Mom Of A Florida Shooting Victim Went Off On Trump, & The Video Will Wreck You

A total of 17 people died at a Parkland, Florida high school on Wednesday after a gunman entered the school and opened fire, setting off the fire alarm to draw people out of their classrooms. He killed a football coach, an athletic director, and youn…
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Couples Who Argue Stay Together, Study Says — But Here's The Catch

I have good news for couples, just in time for Valentine's Day. A day known around the globe to cause hurt feelings, arguments, and copious consumption of chocolate as lovers everywhere try to figure out what exactly they're expected to "do" to celeb…
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DJ Khaled's Valentine's Gift From Asahd Is So Extra In The Best Way

There seems to be a little game of one-upmanship going on in the Tuck-Khaled household, but it's basically the sweetest thing ever. Apparently the little family of three is giving each other amazing presents, and DJ Khaled's Valentine's Day gift from…
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#IfMomWroteCandyHearts Is The Hilarious Valentine’s Day Hashtag That Proves Moms Don't Tolerate BS

When you woke up on Valentine's Day morning did you instantly think of your mom? Your exhausted, long-suffering, sweetheart of a mother? I didn't think so, but that's OK. She was probably thinking about you. Because this is what moms do... we love an…
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People Are Loving This Honest Post Meghan Markle Wrote When She Was Single On Valentine's Day

Meghan Markle is probably having a pretty fabulous Valentine's Day this year. She's engaged to marry Prince Harry this spring, and all signs point to him being a real sweetheart, prince or no. She seems head-over-heels in love and she's getting a fai…
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Is 'Black Panther' Appropriate For Kids Under 10? Here's What Parents Need To Know

As everyone with access to the internet or eyes knows, Marvel's latest superhero flick Black Panther is finally about to hit theaters on Friday. You might have heard the faint sounds of kids shrieking with excitement to go see it the first chance the…
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Aly Raisman Is Getting Shamed For Posing Nude In 'Sports Illustrated's #MeToo Issue

Olympic medalist Aly Raisman has been in the headlines a lot these days, and becoming more known to the world as a woman of substance through said headlines. As a tough, vocal sexual abuse survivor leading the charge against victim-blaming, Raisman h…
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