Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
I'm a wife and mom to a preschooler and an infant, 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
A lot of parents--especially those who've seen the horrid state of so many cafeteria lunches or those who have picky children--start off the brown bag lunches with a bang. But, as the weeks pass by and preparing lunches becomes more of a chore they start to notice that their child is rejecting some of the items they've lovingly chosen and prepared, it can be easy to lose steam. Here are some tips to help you keep your kids' school lunches inspired, healthy and fun, all year long.
For parents with a mile-long list, back-to-school shopping is often a dreaded task, especially for those who have more than one kid. Not only will you have to deal with massive crowds, sold-out supplies, and increasingly extensive requests from your child's school, but you're likely already hearing a whole lot of "I wants..." from your children. So how exactly are you supposed to get all the shopping done without busting your budget? By following our five tips below!Continue Reading >
Some children (and parents) have a very difficult time being separated from their parents when it's time to start school, whether it's their first time ever attending, or they've gotten a little too used to being at home with their families during the summer. This can mean tears and meltdowns come the first day of school, which is undoubtedly stressful on everyone. It can probaly seem like a hopeless and awful situation to be in, but if you know that your child is introverted, shy or perhaps just very attached, you can prepare for the situation to try and make it go as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
One of the best and most lasting ways to commemorate special events is through scrapbooking, and the craft has a huge following across the U.S.--particularly among moms. In fact, my tía makes amazing scrapbooks that are some of the most treasured gifts anyone in my family has ever received. With the beginning of the school year quickly approaching in many areas, it's a great time to get started on one (if your first day came already, you can do a first days scrapbook or general one if it's your little one's first year in school!).Continue Reading >
A los padres que les tocan listas largas, el comprar útiles escolares es una tarea espantosa, especialmente para los que tienen más de un hijo. No solo tienes que lidiar con el gentío, mercancía agotada y aún más materiales que seguirán pidiendo en la escuela, si no que también seguramente ya estás oyendo muchos "Yo quiero...". Entonces, ¿cómo comprar todo lo requerido sin agotar el presupuesto? Siguiendo los siguientes cinco consejos.