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 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 >
You know how much I read up on baby sleep when I was pregnant? Absolutely nothing. A friend asked my husband if we had a sleep philosophy we planned to use, and I honestly thought she was nuts. Why would I be thinking about how my kid would sleep when he wasn't even born yet? Wouldn't he just sleep when he was tired? Yeah, I learned the hard way that that's not how it works.Continue Reading >
For many women who have decided to put their babymaking years behind them, tubal ligation seems like a great option. You won't have to remember birth control pills, schedule appointments for shots or IUDs or track your ovulation. You can simply have sex whenever you want without worrying about becoming pregnant. Of course, that all sounds wonderful, and it is for some, but it's a big decision to make. Here are some things you should consider before going under the knife.Continue Reading >