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
I enjoy decorating and making my house feel like a home, especially when it comes to my babies' rooms. I'm not a natural when it comes to design, and I'm always on a tight budget, but I do my best to create spaces that make my family feel comfortable and happy. Here are some of the ways I've outfitted two nurseries for less than $300 each.Continue Reading >
Preparase para la universidad puede ser un proceso largo y abrumador --uno que comienza años antes de que tu hijo entre en su primer auditorio--. La necesidad de hacerlo es también algo que puede surgir de repente. Para mantenerte en línea, hemos recopilado una lista de recursos que debes comenzar a revisar cuando tu hijo esté en segundo año de la escuela secundaria.
¡Uy, no falta mucho para que llegue el invierno! Si estás buscando maneras de mantener a tus hijos entretenidos cuando hace frío fuera, aquí te tengo ideas para acampar con tus hijos dentro de la casa. Hay muchas opciones, y lo mejor es que pasarán horas y horas divirtiéndose y pasándola bien en familia. Así que, ¡manos a la obra!Continue Reading >
My son was born with a head full of hair that turned into ringlets within months and over time morphed into beautiful, soft, shiny spirals. I have thick curly hair, so I assumed caring for my curly kiddo's locks, would be a cinch. But, being so young, my son's hair is fine, and there was definitely a learning curve. Here are some of the tips and tricks I've learned.Continue Reading >
You might be considering transitioning your baby from a crib to a toddler bed for a few reasons--your baby might be climbing out of the crib or you may be expecting a second child and will need the crib. But, don't rush it! You need to do this when your child is showing enough maturity and readiness and when you will have the patience to deal with any issues that arise. Check out the rest of my tips here.Continue Reading >