Writing has been a longstanding passion. My career began as a reporter at Fortune Magazine, before I became an editor at Selecciones. These days I write for various websites and run my social media consulting company. I have a love-hate relationship with running, but managed to complete a half-marathon in decent time. I love to discover new places to eat and our family's travel often revolves around food and fitness. At home I love discovering ways to lighten up meals to keep myself and my family healthy.I know I'm Latina when...
I need to wear loud nail polish for a pop of color.
Jenny's Latest Posts
Is it possible that for anorexia to begin as early as kindergarten? I cringed when I read Sophie's story about how she showed signs of an eating disorder at the age of six--strategically eliminated sweets, decreased what she ate, and started exercising like crazy on the monkey bars. Though her weight was normal, by the time she was seven, Sophie exhibited signs of malnutrition. Those signs include feeling dizzy, constipation, and feeling itchy. It's pretty crazy that by the time Sophie was 7, she was formally diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.Continue Reading >
As a woman, a woman of color, and a mother, I am offended that you've called Quvenzhané Wallis a cunt. Did you expect the 9-year-old Wallis to issue a statement defending herself fully comprehending why adults would use the most offensive word you can call a woman?
You've left a nasty stain as Wallis celebrated her day as the youngest Best Actress nominee in Oscar history for "Beasts of the Southern Wild." And in case you don't realize, that is a HUGE deal!Continue Reading >
Santos Barillas isn't winning any parenting awards after he left his 2-year-old in his cold pickup truck while he got lap dances from girls in bikinis and drank his way to oblivion. The Canoga Park, California dad was found slumped over the steering wheel, passed out from all the alcohol ... and--get this-- his daughter was in the backseat of the truck.
According to CBS Los Angeles, a parking lot attendant at the bar saw him draped over the steering wheel and took the keys away after noticing Barillas' child. Others called the police and Barillas is facing child endangerment charges.
Watching a live C-section at Women's Memorial Hermann Hospital over Twitter sounded like a good idea at first. The curiosity of the birth and the possible educational benefits (ha!) were quickly replaced by the discomfort of my stomach balling up. Still, I continued to watch as doctors at the Houston hospital sliced a woman's abdomen and delivered a healthy baby boy by Caesarean.
Even if you've had a C-section, it does not mean you a had front row seat. There was probably a curtain separating you from the action. For most women, that's how they'd like to keep it.Continue Reading >
When I read this article about why it's important to let your children fail, it was a gentle, yet sobering reminder why it also applies to me and my son's success in the future. Bringing him a forgotten lunch or homework to school actually causes my child more harm and sets him up for failure. Wow. What a reality check that was.