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

Mom of 3 proudly shows off REAL & jiggly abs, goes viral


Rachel Hollis, an author, blogger and mother of three, recently shared a picture of herself wearing a bikini at the beach while vacationing in Cancun. The first thing I noticed when it popped up on my news feed was her gorgeous smile, but her pearly whites weren't the subject of the headline. Her belly was. 

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12 Funny pregnancy memes that get what we've all gone through

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In case you haven't realized it yet, pregnancy is hard! But it's also pretty hilarious when you take a minute to think about it. From the morning all-day sickness that makes you not want to eat when the only thing that will actually make you feel better is eating to the ridiculously unpredictable whims of your digestive system. It's also a little biploar: there's the extreme joy you feel about your baby pitted against how miserable you actually are about two thirds of the time. It's all just rather preposterous. But it actually helps when you realize that so many other women can relate. 

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Dascha Polanco to star in new film with an all-star cast

Dominicana Dascha Polanco of Orange is the New Black fame is set to star in the upcoming film Joy, alongside Jennifer Lawrence of the Hunger Games trilogy, the legendary Al Pacino and hottie Bradley Cooper. Though Dash's career is still really young, it appears that she is ready to run with the big dogs. 

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Latina model has INSANE pregnancy abs

Whoa, whoa, whoa! I legit can't believe my eyes. Costa Rican lingerie model and Instagram sensation Sarah Stage is nearly nine months pregnant and looks insanely fit. Stage who has more than one million Instagram followers and is a first-time mom, has shared her pregancy progress on the social media site and her own blog over the past several months, and one thing is clear: she is no average mama. 

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New "Normal Barbie" commercial sends an awesome message to young girls


The creator of the totally adorable Lammily Fashion Doll--better known as "Normal Barbie"--has released an amazing Spring Break themed commercial, showcasing just how silly societal pressures for physical perfection actually are. Though right now, Lammily only makes a female doll, the ad even briefly touches on male body image as well. 

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