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

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

Abigail

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

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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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SEE: 5 Outdoor games to keep your kids busy this summer

As mid-summer rolls around, you're probably starting to run out of ideas for keeping your kids busy and entertained each and every day during their school break. And I'm willing to bet you're already hearing cries of boredom. Instead of relinquishing them to the television, computer or video games for the next month, I say kick them outside. Of course we know that just sending them out the back door won't do much, so below you'll find video instructions for five fun outdoor activities and games to keep your kids active this summer.

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Beach sports you can play with the whole family

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If you and your crew are the active types, laying around on the beach for hours at a clip may be a little too mellow for your taste. But instead of skipping the beach altogether, you can still join your family and friends at the shore. After logging in some time in the sea and chilling out under your umbrella for awhile, why not bring your favorite sports to the sand? There are actually quite a few family-friendly sports that you can play right on the beach as long as you steer clear of the most crowded areas. Check them out below.

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