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
The Latina, the geek, and the mother in me was excited as I spoke to Adriana Ocampo, a Space Geologist at NASA. What Ocampo does and how she got to where is provides an inspirational story for Latinas--and our children.
Ocampo, born in Baranquilla, Colombia and raised in Argentina, before moving to the U.S. at 14, leads programs for space exploration missions to Jupiter, Pluto, and other faraway places in our universe. Mind-boggling, I know! When she lived in Argentina, she was denied entrance to a school because it was only for boys. Shortly after, her family arrived in Pasadena, CA, not too far from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Like any newcomer, she struggled to learn English. Still, Ocampo was determined to succeed and work for NASA.Continue Reading >
Like most working moms, I've got an endless to-do list, I run on very little sleep, and I just hope and pray that I can get through the day without forgetting something important.
I often joke that managing my son's social activities requires a full-time personal assistant, but really--it's true. When you add work, doctor's appointments, managing a budget, household errands and events to the mix, the combination can induce a panic attack.Continue Reading >
The April issue of Vogue stars First Lady Michelle Obama in a classy blue sleeveless Reed Krakoff dress on its cover, showing off her signature buff arms. The takeaway from the interview inside is not so much that she's fit and stylish (which she so is!), it's the heart of the article in which the First Lady emphasizes the importance of her family, especially 14-year-old Malia and 11-year-old Sasha, that makes us love her more.
I honestly can't get enough of Michelle Obama. From busting moves with Jimmy Fallon, showcasing stylish clothes, or her campaign, Let's Move, to decrease childhood obesity, Michelle Obama is seriously the coolest FLOTUS we've had in a long time.
Teens at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey could face child pornography charges after naked pictures on Snapshot of two girls at the school went viral. The pictures were sent to a boy at the school using an app called Snapchat, which allows people to send images or videos that disappear within seconds after receiving it. The X-rated pictures would have evaporated without a trace on anyone's phone, except that the boy was quick enough to capture the images and posted them on Instagram.
Brands like MTV love that teens and young adults have the ability to make things viral because they are eager to share things on apps and sites like Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter. Well, that's what happened to the pictures. The naked shots went viral and the police are now involved.
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 >