Sometimes I feel like I’m eating the same thing over and over again, that I’m having the same conversation over and over again about what to make for dinner. It was during such a conversation a few weeks ago that I decided to look for a one pan quinoa dish. Quinoa (KEEN-wah) is not the […]
About Shaina Charron
Shaina Charron has lived in Rochester for 25 years. She is the mother of one four and a half year old little boy. She spends her days trying to gratefully fill her roles as a mom, daughter, sister, friend, student, and employee. In January 2010 she left a full-time job of two years in order to spend more time with her child and return to college. She is currently earning her Liberal Arts Associates Degree and planning a transfer to a four year school where she can study social work.
Shaina enjoys spending time with her family and their beloved pets, crafting, reading (her favorites are the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon and Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling), eating and cooking (mostly vegetarian, though occasionally gluten free and vegan as well), spending time with friends, and being outside in nature.
As a mother, she’s found breastfeeding, bed-sharing and gentle discipline to be the best fit for her child. She dreams about the beach in Florida, living in a cabin in the woods, and taking a cross country trip without any sort of time or financial restraints. She is looking forward to sharing her adventures with you.
Posts by Shaina Charron:
My son just started first grade. In the few weeks before school started we received what seemed like countless letters from the school district. In reality, it was probably only three. He received his own letter from his teacher which included an introduction, an adorable letter from a former first grader (whose favorite part was […]
I love to read. I’ve loved reading since I was young. Harry Potter was my favorite series of all time until 2007, when I read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon during an English 101 course at our local community college. I was finished with the first book before the end of the semester and had to go back […]
I’ve had curly hair since, well, forever basically. Once my hair grew in it (which I’m told took an unusually long time), it was curly. After many, many years of struggling with my curls, I finally love them. Anyone with curly hair knows what I’m talking about. To me they scream SHAINA, they’re a huge part of my identity […]
I made a decision a few weeks ago, and it’s hopefully the beginning of a journey that I will be able to share with you all. I do not have a lifelong history of struggling with my weight. I was a “healthy” weight in high school, and a “healthy”-ish weight when I became pregnant. After […]
By now you may or may not have heard about this whole make-your-own-deodorant trend. I ditched conventional deodorant about four years ago and really only wear it a couple of times a year – usually when I’m wearing a fancy dress. This recipe is super simple. Here’s what you need: Coconut Oil (I like the […]
My son has always been a cuddler. Really, since he was born, he loved being held and squeezed a bit and smooched on. It’s one of the big reasons we ended up bed-sharing, but that’s a different post. This is us, three years ago, cuddling at the play museum. It’s been on my mind […]
I love making things. Even though I know this, whenever I’m asked to write about myself I have a hard time describing what kind of things I like to make. I love to cook, I like playing with a sewing machine (but I’m not good at it!), and I like making messes. That’s the kind of […]
When I was young, maybe 9 or 10, I can remember sitting next to my mom on her bed and crying over another disagreement with a friend. Looking back, it’s easy to only remember these times, because they seemed so frequent. I was a sensitive kid, I was new to the neighborhood, I had a […]
For as long as I can remember, I have loved the summer months. My childhood was spent with gymnastics in the grass, riding bikes around the neighborhood, climbing trees and munching on raspberries that grew in our yard. Now, my summer is being spent sharing all these experiences with my kiddo. This year our garden includes […]