Giselle Castro

I'm the Editorial Assistant at Mamás Latinas. I was born and raised in New York City and graduated from St. John's University as a Journalism and English major, where I was a staff writer for the school newspaper, The Torch, and an on-air host and producer for the school's television club, WRED-TV. I have interned at Parenting, Self, Big Apple Parent magazines, and I love everything fitness and nutrition and enjoy trying out new foods. I'm also a movie buff and a fan of the TV shows Breaking Bad, Modern Family, and Arrested Development

I know I'm Latina when... non-latino friends tell me I'm shouting, but in my head I'm speaking in my normal tone of voice.

Giselle's Latest Posts

Bridesmaid goes into labor while she's walking down the aisle!


Your wedding day is one of those occasions that as the bride, you expect to be the center of attention. In 26-year-old Emma Rotherham's case, her wedding ceremony went as she planned, but little did she know that her 29-year-old pregnant sister, Lucy Morris, was in labor the WHOLE time.

Morris walked her sister down the aisle as one of her bridesmaids and kept quiet about being in pain from the contractions to avoid stealing the spotlight from her sister's special day. That's so selfless of her, but we have NO IDEA how she managed to do that!

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Nude selfie of teacher accidentally e-mailed to student body


When I was in school, it was strange to learn that my teachers had their own personal lives and were regular people. So I can't even imagine how John Muir High School teacher Richard Rosa felt when his nude selfies were sent to his students' e-mails. If that wasn't bad enough, Rosa didn't intend on sending those private pictures and in fact the reason this whole fiasco occurred is because his e-mail was hacked.

Wow, talk about embarrassing!

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Naya Rivera marries Ryan Dorsey just weeks after splitting from Big Sean


I had to do a double take this morning because I thought I misunderstood when I heard that Naya Rivera got married this weekend. Naturally I questioned it because one, I had no idea she was seeing someone new, and two, didn't she JUST break up with ex-fiance Big Sean in April?!

Much to my surprise, Naya did indeed move on to someone new, actor Ryan Dorsey and they DID get married this weekend!

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WATCH: The easy and mess-free way to pit cherries


As much as I love cherries, my least favorite thing about them is pitting them. They stain everything in sight and can get messy. However that doesn't stop me from reeping the many benefits from them. I thought that I would never find a solution to pitting cherries until this mind blowing video came along.

The amazing team at The Chow found a super easy way to pit cherries that you will be astonished to see what they exactly use to do so!

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5 Ways cucumbers are the miracle veggie for weightloss


The summer is the perfect season to take advantage of hydrating fruits and vegetables. One of them being the cucumber. The cucumber is delicious on its own, with a dip or in addition to your meals. Just biting into one feels refreshing as you savor the crunch and flavor that it's only natural to want to eat it in different ways.

There are some excellent ways out there to add cucumber to your diet that you probably haven't even tried yet and should! 

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