Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

I'm a wife, mom to a new baby boy and journalist, trying to balance it all, while still taking time to enjoy life with my boys. I interned with Latina magazine before getting my journalism degree in 2008, then freelanced as a food and theater critic. Currently I'm a freelance journalist, but I'm also a pop culture junkie that can be found in front of the television catching up on my shows, paging through my favorite magazines or engrossed in a novel. Otherwise, you'll find me trolling local markets for fresh foods or experimenting in the kitchen--I make a mean cupcake!

I know I'm Latina when...

...I have no problem rocking sky-high heels at the grocery store.

Shayne's Latest Posts

4 Life lessons your kids can learn through sports

There's more to kids playing sports than just burning off energy and staying fit. Team sports offer an excellent opportunity for kids to learn and even master all sorts of important life skills--skills that will benefit them not only during their school years, but well into adulthood as well. Sports expose many children to a variety of social situations from which they can learn a number of lessons that they will carry with them as they continue to grow and learn. Important lessons, that all of us will have to learn at some point. Keep reading to learn which valuable lessons your kids can learn from sports.

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4 Ways sports can teach your kids to overcome any obstacle

Whether you're an athlete or not, it should be pretty evident the lifelong impact being a part of sports team can have on a person. Aside from the physical and health benefits, playing sports can teach your children valuable life lessons that they will carry with them into adulthood--lessons that will hopefully support the values you are trying to instill at home. Of course, sports are not for everyone, but I firmly believe that you should encourage your kids to try at least one, whether it be dance or hockey. If they try and don't like it that's fine. Even just a single season can make an impact that lasts a lifetime. Keep reading to learn how sports can help your kids overcome obstacles.

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Baby girl dies after terrible accident that could happen to ANY mom

Authorities have scheduled an investigation into the death of an 8-month old baby girl who was determined to have suffered cardiac arrest in her home earlier this month. While this tragic death has not been ruled as suspicious, it did come after an accident that could literally happen to anyone. In fact, it seems to be the result of something that happens to EVERY child at one point or another. 

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Abigail Hernandez: Missing teen back home after 9 months & no one knows what happened


Last October we reported the story of Abigail Hernandez--a 15-year-old girl who had mysteriously vanished from her hometown of North Conway, New Hampshire on her way home from school. Now, nine months later, Abigail has just as mysteriously returned home--but her family as well as authorities have yet to explain what went on during those nine months.

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DIY Projects

5 Mejoras para la cocina por menos de $50 que harán una GRAN diferencia


Si no puedes permitirte una renovación total de la cocina pero estás completamente cansada de mirar topes en mal estado o estás sumamente aburrida de tu panel contra salpicaduras, sin duda que no tienes que sentarte y aceptar tu entorno menos que estelar.

Por menos de $50 puedes acicalar tu cocina y hacerla un lugar en el cual realmente te guste pasar un rato. Hasta puedes divertirte un poco realizando estos cinco sencillos proyectos que puedes hacer tú misma.

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