I'm a Staff Writer at MamásLatinas. I am a native New Yorker who graduated from NYU as a Journalism and English major in 2011. Throughout my undergrad career, I contributed regularly to NYU's paper, Washington Square News, and held internships at the Long Island Press, amNewYork, The New York Times Local: East Village, and Seventeen Magazine. A self-professed literature nerd and news junkie, I love to relax by reading magazines, newspapers, and books while sipping iced caramel macchiatos. I am addicted to shoes, coffee, yoga and all things John Hughes.I know I'm Latina when...
I could literally eat beans with or for every meal, with no problem whatsoever.
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When professional photographer Hector Cruz's wife had trouble breastfeeding their daughter and needed to hire a lactation consultant in 2013, Cruz felt "helpless and confused." So he decided to do some research and take action. Enter Project Breastfeeding, a new photo campaign that features fathers pretending to breastfeed their infants. Now that's a role reversal you don't see every day!
The photos, seen here, portray various dads holding their babies close, under the slogan "If I could, I would." Their goal? To publicly show support for their breastfeeding wives and other nursing mothers.Continue Reading >
Ladies, we've all been there: you're walking down the street in your leggings or yoga pants, just minding your own business, when you feel someone's eyes and turn around to find a guy staring at your butt. It's creepy, degrading, and at the very least, annoying.
Well, YouTube personality Yousef Salah Erakat recently experienced that for himself when he put on a pair of tight-fitting yoga pants and gauged other male's responses. His stunt ended up tricking tons of guys who mistakenly believed him to be a woman--and their reactions when they discover the truth are pretty much priceless. You gotta watch it for yourself!Continue Reading >
An Oklahoma couple wishing for kids got their prayers answered and then some. Sandy and Andy Justice went from childless to five kids--all in less than a year! Wow ... talk about a crash course in parenting.
So how did this all happen? According to Today, the Justices wanted a family but had trouble conceiving, so they turned to adoption. It wasn't until after they had adopted triplets (!!) that the couple got the shock of a lifetime: Sarah was pregnant! Well, that's a bizarre twist of fate if I've ever heard one. And that wasn't even the biggest news...Continue Reading >
Bruno Mars is getting animated for his latest gig! The singer is making his film debut by voicing a character in the highly-anticipated kid's movie sequel, Rio 2.
Mars will be taking on the character of Roberto, an old childhood friend of Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway). And luckily for you, we have a sneak peek at one of his funniest scenes! Check it out below!Continue Reading >
Three San Francisco third-graders could be expelled from their California elementary school after they were caught smoking pot in the bathroom together.
That's right. Two 8-year-olds and a 9-year-old getting high in school! Can you believe it? I don't even know where to start with this. I mean, is this seriously common knowledge in elementary schools these days? And how in the world did these kids get their hands on weed, let alone know what to do with it?!