Jenny True

Jenny True is Jenny Pritchett, author of 'You Look Tired: An Excruciatingly Honest Guide to New Parenthood' (Running Press, May 2021), and the pregnancy and parenting advice columnist for Romper. She writes the popular blog "Jenny True: An Excruciatingly Personal Mommy Blog," which was a finalist for a 2019 Iris Award and has been picked up by Elle, The Longest Shortest Time podcast, and Scary Mommy. Jenny's short story collection, 'At or Near the Surface' (Fourteen Hills Press, 2008), won the Michael Rubin Book Award. She has published fiction in Boulevard, the Northwest Review, the Southwest Review, and Salt Hill and has written and reported for Guernica, Salon, and Bitch. Jenny has a B.A. from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and an M.F.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State University. In a former life she was a fact-checker for Sunset and Dwell and an intern for Ms. and Mother Jones.

Jenny True

Dear Jenny

How Do We Tell Our Parents We're Pregnant Without Them Spiraling Into Covid Anxiety?

We’re concerned about their reaction in this weird, dystopian future in which we all find ourselves living.

Dear Jenny

Dear Jenny: How Do I Handle Having One Vaccinated and One Unvaccinated Kid?

My older daughter is blissfully mask-free and my little one isn't having it!


I Want To Try Weed Instead Of Wine. Is That Bad?

Is chilling out with gummies or a vape any worse than downing a glass of Chardonnay?

Hard Conversations

Dear Jenny: How Do I Talk To My Kids About Death?

I have no idea where to start.


Postpartum Fashion: An Oxymoron If Ever There Was One

We are indoctrinated to be ashamed of the changes in our body, so we cover them up, perpetuating the myth that pregnancy and childbirth are temporary situations.

Raising Kids

Dear Jenny: Is It Bad To Let Kids Play "Guns"?

Should I be correcting this behavior, letting it go, or… ?

Sibling Rivalry

Dear Jenny: My Brother, The Favorite, Is Hosting A Family Get-Together

He's winning major points with this move!


My First-Grader's Teacher Made Her Ask Santa To Cure COVID

What was she thinking?


Dear Jenny: My Kid Is Having Nightmares & I Don't Know How To Help Her


Dear Jenny: Do I Tell My Kid About J.K. Rowling?

Pandemic Parenting

Dear Jenny: I Don't Want To Go Back To Our Old Way

I've gotten used to all this quality time.


Dear Jenny: Our Preschool Won't Deal With The Biter

Dear Jenny

Should We Risk It & See The Friends Who've Been Everywhere?

Dear Jenny

How Should My White Child Draw Race?


I Want To Raise My Kids Differently Than I Was, But I Don’t Know What Kind Of Parent To Be


How Should I Handle The End Of The World?


Dear Jenny: My Friend's Kid Is A Playdate-Ruiner


Dear Jenny: The Neighbors' Kid Keeps Coming Over To Hang With *Me*


Dear Jenny: Do I Ghost The Anti-Vaxx Dad I Met?


Dear Jenny: My Fiancé Is Too Harsh With My Toddler