Lylah M. Alphonse

I'm a longtime journalist and a Senior Editor, where I focus on the Manage Your Life section at Shine and write about politics, health, parenting, and news. I'm a full-time working mom and step mom to five kids who range in age from late-teens to pre-kindergarten; over at, you can find the stories behind the stories I write. (You can also follow me on Twitter: @WriteEditRepeat.) When I'm not on deadline, solving a kid-related crisis, or staring down the vacuum cleaner, I'm in the kitchen or, occasionally, asleep.