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.

Jilleen Barrett

Love is in the air

by Jilleen Barrett

29 Romantic & Flirty Christmas Captions For Couples

O mistletoe, where art thou?

Holiday Gifting

by Jilleen Barrett

27 Gift Ideas for College Students Who Want & Need Anything & Everything

The gift receiving season is the best for college kids.

Are we there yet?

by Jilleen Barrett

30 Instagram Captions For Pictures Of Your Holiday Road Trip

Jingle all the way.

Laugh Factory

by Jilleen Barrett

21 Funny Jokes About Santa Claus For Kids Of All Ages

Bring on the puns.


by Jilleen Barrett

15 Super Sweet Christmas Nail Designs Inspired By Candy Canes

Fa la la la la.


by Jilleen Barrett

10 Festive Mocktails To Sip Throughout The Holiday Season

Christmas in a glass.


by Jilleen Barrett

You'll Recognize A Ton Of Voices In Adam Sandler's New Animated Movie Leo

Including Sandler’s entire family.


by Jilleen Barrett

How To Watch The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade In 2023

Plus, parade-themed arts & craft activities for kids inspired by the floats.


by Jilleen Barrett

18 Sleek, Cute, & Chic Nail Designs for Thanksgiving

Make ‘em salivate over something other than food.

Keep In Touch

by Jilleen Barrett

29 Texts to Send Your Family If You're Not Together On Thanksgiving

Sweet, funny and food-related messages that will let your family know you’re thinking of them.

Gobble Gobble

by Jilleen Barrett

Serve These 17 Delish Trader Joe’s Apps & Sides On Thanksgiving

Your taste buds and wallet will thank you.

Fa la la

by Jilleen Barrett

You Can Basically Stay Inside A Hallmark Movie This Holiday Season

Literally immerse yourself in Christmas cheer — flannel shirt/small-town date optional.


by Jilleen Barrett

12 Recipes To Make With All That Leftover Canned Pumpkin

Pie who?


by Jilleen Barrett

16 Dark & Moody Manicure Ideas

In honor of your favorite spooky holiday.


by Jilleen Barrett

19 Halloween Nail Art Ideas Ranging From Spooky To Pretty To Vampy

Pick your poison.


by Jilleen Barrett

12 Easy Pumpkin Carving Ideas For Kids & Their Non-Artistic Parents

Serious DIY skills not required.


by Jilleen Barrett

Who Is Alex Levy’s Daughter On 'The Morning Show'?

You may have forgotten about Lizzy since the last season, because honestly, it seems like sometimes Alex does too.


by Jilleen Barrett

22 Last Minute Kids Costumes You Can Prime In Time For Halloween

Just in time for trick-or-treating.


by Jilleen Barrett

Band Together With The Trolls CAMP’s Latest Pop-Up In NYC

It’ll be a never-ending feast of happiness.

'tis the season

by Jilleen Barrett

When Do You Need To Order Christmas Stockings?

The earlier, the better.