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
A California woman who stabbed her three children to death back in 2010, was found dead in a high-security British hospital on Monday. Fifty-year-old Theresa Riggi murdered her twin 8-year-old boys and 5-year-old daughter in their Scotland home, after which she attempted suicide by jumping off of a balcony. She was serving a 16-year sentence on a downgraded murder charge. However, she was transferred to the hospital where she died to finish out her time after being attacked and permanently disfigured by another inmate while in prison several years ago.Continue Reading >
Seeing as each and every one of us is an individual with a unique genetic makeup, varying hormone levels and different lifestyles, the length of time it takes to get pregnant can vary greatly from one woman to the next. In fact, most doctors will not even see you for a consult on potential infertility until you've been intentionally trying to get pregnant for at least a year. But whether you've just started trying or you've been at it for months, there are a few simple things you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant right now. As you read our tips, keep in mind that overall health and wellness is the common thread, and is a huge factor for most women.Continue Reading >
A 42-year-old pregnant woman was hit by an off-duty New York City firefighter in an SUV in the Bronx on Wednesday, forcing her to deliver her baby early. The firefighter, 42-year-old Sean Farrell, is believed to have been driving while intoxicated, though he refused to submit to a breathalyzer. This is the second time in four years that Farrell has been arrested for drunk driving. The newborn baby girl who was only at seven months gestational age, has been placed on life support.Continue Reading >
A pastor at New Harmony Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, allegedly raped a 20-year-old mentally disabled woman multiple times over several months. It is believed that 43-year-old David "Scott" Lemley colluded with the woman's father, who told his daughter to have sex with the pastor because his wife was ill and bed-ridden. The woman's father has been incarcerated on related charges of sex and aggravated rape since late 2013, however Lemley was just arrested last Saturday.
A 6-year-old girl was discovered dead outside of her family's apartment building in Bemidji, Minnesota, early Thursday morning. It appears that the child made her way outside sometime during the night, without anyone in the home noticing. Her body was found inside the building's front entrance by her mother and a neighbor at 6:23 a.m.Continue Reading >