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

Gina Rodriguez + 12 other Latino celebs who have written their own inspirational books


Golden Globe winning actress Gina Rodriguez has written an inspirational book with a title and topic that gives us all the feels. In I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me, the ever-bubbly, yet somehow genuine, celeb shares the best bits of advice her papi has given her throughout her life, in the hopes of lifting up and encouraging others. Honestly, could she be any sweeter? But Rodriguez isn't the only one of our celebs who has taken a break from their usual art to pen their own books. Check out more details on her book, plus 12 more Latino celebs turned authors.

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11 Unusual things that land you in the ER & how to avoid them

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A broken bone, fever, head injury, are all among the top reasons I can think of for a visit to the emergency room. And while all of these are super-common ER cases, there are many ways to land in the emergency room that you might not expect. In fact, even if you go in with suspicions of one thing, the true cause of your malady could wind up being something you never would have expected. I mean, would you ever guess that a grill brush could be deadly? Keep reading to find out some of the most unusual things that could land you in the ER and how to avoid them.

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5 Toddler feeding challenges & how to overcome them

My 2-year-old is a fantastic eater, and he's been one since we started solid foods when he was 4 months old. I'm not saying this to brag, I'm saying it because even though he loves food and isn't the least bit picky, toddlerhood has brought with it a few eating challenges. Once babies become mobile, I think mealtime frustrations are a fact of life. Here are some feeding challenges you're likely to encounter with your toddler, along with my real mom tips on how to get through them.

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5 Budget-friendly bedroom updates

Bedrooms are really pretty straightforward--four walls, a floor, a ceiling, and maybe a doorway or two--but that doesn't mean that updating one isn't an overwhelming task. For most people, the biggest problems are knowing where to start and setting and sticking to a budget. Thankfully, there are tons of easy ways to upgrade your bedroom without loosening your purse strings too much. Keep reading to find out more.

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See how your favorite Latina moms spent Mother's Day


Mother's Day is a day for mamis, their families, their friends and society at large to spend honoring and celebrating all of the love and sacrifice mothers give each and every day. I firmly believe that every mom should spend this special day doing whatever it is that her heart desires, whether that's hanging with her kiddos all day, going out on a date with her husband, having a girls' day or anything else that makes her happy.  

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