Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
I'm a wife and mom to a preschooler with another on the way, trying to balance it all, and still enjoy life to the fullest. I interned with Latina magazine before getting my journalism degree in 2008, then freelanced as a food and theater critic for several years. Currently I'm a freelance writer, work-from-home mom, and pop culture junkie that can be found in front of the TV catching up on the latest shows, paging through my favorite magazines or engrossed in a novel. Or else, I'm daytripping, trolling local markets for fresh and interesting foods or experimenting in the kitchen.I know I'm Latina when...
...you notice that even when my pantry is empty there's Adobo and Sazon.
Shayne's Latest Posts
Growing up, everyone had a baby shower, usually for every pregnancy, and they were a big deal. I didn't realize until I was an adult, that this isn't the norm. Most of America only has showers for the first baby and sometimes a sprinkle (a scaled down shower) for the second baby. Here are some ways to avoid the awkwardness if you choose to have a second baby shower.Continue Reading >
Todas las madres queremos que nuestros bebés crezcan sanos y fuertes, por lo que muchas veces nos obsesionamos con los hitos de su desarrollo. Hablamos del tema con los pediatras de nuestros hijos, leemos acerca de las diferentes etapas y nos preocupamos cuando no las alcanzan dentro de cierto tiempo. Lo cierto es que todos los bebés son distintos y para que te quedes tranquila aquí te comparto cinco cosas de las que no te debes preocupar.Continue Reading >
Once one of your crew gets pregnant, there tends to be a neverending parade of pregnancies and babies to follow. That means lots of celebrations, but after a dozen baby showers where you play the purse game and wrap each other in toilet paper, the whole thing tends to get a little old. Here are ten unique ideas to make a baby shower extra special.Continue Reading >
Kim Kardashian celebrates on Instagram with more cleavage selfies + 14 pics she should NEVER show North
Kim Kardashian has 45 million Instagram followers, and she's understandably excited. Still, I can't help but be annoyed that instead honoring the fans that got her where she is, she celebrated by posting yet another series of boob-baring selfies. See Kim's latest racy pics as well as some of her other shameless shots.Continue Reading >
When I was pregnant with my first child, I was a picture of preparedness. The crib was purchased and put together, all of the baby clothes were organized and the nursery was decorated before I hit the 22-week mark. Now, pregnant with my second and glaringly aware of the unpredictability of labor, the fallability of due dates, and just how all-consuming those first few weeks with a newborn are, I'm determined to not waste any time. Of course, this a lot tougher when I have a three-year-old.Continue Reading >