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.

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5 Pasos que debes tomar para que tus hijos resalten en la escuela

Todas queremos lo mejor de lo mejor para nuestros hijos, especialmente en lo que a su educación se refiere. Pero a veces los maestros están tan atareados con todas sus responsabilidades que es casi imposible que le dediquen tiempo individual a cada uno de sus alumnos. Lo bueno es que hay maneras en las que puedes asegurarte que tu hijo resalta en su salón de clases. Sólo tienes que seguir los próximos cinco consejos: 

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9 Maneras de financiar la educación universitaria de tus hijos

Encontrar la manera de pagar la educación de tus hijos puede ser una tarea abrumadora. Con los costos de matrícula en constante aumento y la ayuda federal cada vez más difícil de adquirir, pagar la universidad es una preocupación que no es probable que desaparezca en el corto plazo. A continuación consejos infalibles que te ayudarán en esta tarea.

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12 Tips & tricks for dressing your postpartum body

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You know what's harder than dressing your pregnant body? Dressing your post-partum body. Sure you've probably dropped a ton of weight in just a week or two, but certain body parts have shifted, and there's probably still extra skin bulging and if you happen to be breasteeding ... Here are some style tips to keep you feeling confident and comfortable as your body transitions yet again.

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10 Ways to survive a difficult pregnancy

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I found out I was pregnant for the second time at three-and-a-half weeks, and was hit with awful morning sickness two weeks later. It persisted--I threw up multiple times a day throughout the first and second trimesters, and a few times a week until my daughter was born. I was exhausted and had intense pelvic girdle and sciatic pain that left me with a limp fairly early on. Let me tell you, it was a trying 40 weeks, and I certainly learned a lot about pregnancy. 

 

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9 Peaceful ways to help your baby get the sleep she needs

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When most parents think of sleep training, they imagine enduring nights of hysterical baby cries and they fear doing some sort of irreparable damage. "Gentle" or "no-cry" methods may be the answer to your sleep-deprived prayers. 

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