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

Super-fit mom is fat-shaming us all & I'm alright with that

I'm so sick of seeing headlines about why what a particular mom is doing is right or wrong. Seriously, just sick of it. Particularly when it comes to weight and overall fitness. Judging a woman's appearance is one of the easiest ways to bring her down. It's sad, but so true. And as moms, we're even more susceptible to that since pregnancy changes our bodies so drastically to begin with. But what's the point of pitting ourselves against each other, comparing and scrutinizing? Why do we care what another mom looks like--thin or thick?

British mom and fitness competitor Abby Pell, also known as Superabs on Instagram, is the latest mom to stir up some mom-against-mom controversy.

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5 Ways lemon juice is great for your health

Lemons are one of the most common, affordable and readily available super foods around, but many of us probably aren't using them to their full potential. If you're an avid cook, you probably keep some on hand at all times, but if not, you may rarely see a fresh lemon outside of the wedge hanging from your water glass at a restaurant. Consuming lemon juice can have huge benefits for your health though, so you should think about incorporating it into your daily diet. Here are some ways this super-versatile, flavor-enhancing fruit can improve your health:

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7 Baby products you can still use for toddlers


Wait! Don't bag up that baby gear just yet. Over the course of the past two and a half years, I've retired--packed up, donated, sold and shared--so much stuff that I used regularly when my son was a baby, but simply can't use any more. Now that he seems a lot more like a kid, and a lot less like a baby, I can only vaguely remember needing things like teething rings, infant seats and stroller bunting. But surprisingly, even though he walks, talks, runs, eats and sleeps much like a big boy, I've found that there are actually some amazing products that we've been using regularly since infancy, and still use today.

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New mom dies after giving birth to miracle quadruplets & no one knows why

Arizona mom Erica Morales died on Thursday, just a few hours after giving birth to her "miracle" quadruplets. Morales, 36, and her husband had been trying to conceive for years before seeking the help of a doctor and finally getting pregnant. Tragically, Erica never got to hold her babies. 


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Nick Cannon & Mariah Carey divorce, all the juicy details

Nick Cannon has officially filed for divorce from Mariah Carey, his wife of six years. Much to the surprise of their fans, the couple, who has three-year-old twins together, separated last summer and have since kept very quiet about the details of their split. Apparently their pre-nup includes a confidentiality clause with steep penalties. Carey's career has arguably been unraveling alongside her relationship, but that's no surprise. The singer has a history of losing her voice when under stress. Afterall, she is human.

Read more ¿Qué más?: Nick Cannon confirms split from Mariah Carey

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