Pauline Campos

Pauline M. Campos is wife to The Husband, mother to “Buttercup,” and has decided that it’s time to make peace with her cellulite after moving to the desert from Michigan where it’s always construction season.


She spent the first two years of her daughter’s life wishing the pregnancy weight off before getting serious, joining a gym, hiring a nutritionist, and jumping into social media full-force with her blog and her twitter accounts (@pauline_campos and @aspiringmama) because she has an almost OCD-like tendency to multi-task while working on her writing projects.

Also? If you've seen her last nerve? She'd really like it back.

My Blogs

#Chingonafest: When the Starfish Dreams

It’s not glamorous by any means, but I spent Tuesday in my yoga pants and a tank-top — one of those with a built-in shelf bra — trying to beat the next power and internet outage. I had a #dimelo column to turn in and frankly, the internet connection was turning out to be a major pain in my ass. Write a sentence, save it (just in case), write a sentence, save it (and the power would go out) ....more

Man V. Food Star, Adam Richman, Tells Woman to Kill Herself

This would be the first domino to fall. ” Maybe he just didn’t know.” The Husband said to me. “No one can blame him for… Oh wait ....more

#ChingonaFest Fridays: Elisa Camahort Page

Welcome to WEEK 12 of...more

#ChingonaFest: The Hyphenated Tightrope

The littlest #Chingona (and the reason for the hashtag). Don’t worry, it’s already gone to her head. ...more

Five Ways to Jump-start Your Platform (Or Not)

Not-so-fine- Print. I’m here. I’m just not really here, here ....more

#ChingonaFest Fridays: Lorraine C. Ladish

Welcome to WEEK 11 of...more

#ChingonaFest: The Starfish Project

Image credit: The Starfish Project I have a story to tell you about a starfish. Well, a lot of them, actually. Children’s necklace, $24.99 The Starfish Project is a socially responsible business providing exploited women in Asia with alternative employment and a chance to heal and grow through counseling, vocational training, language acquisition, family education and grants, and access to health care and housing in their dedicated shelter ....more

The Columnist & the Porn Star

I know how this is going to sound, but life was simpler when my BFF and The Husband were the only ones aware of the blog. I promise you I’m not crying because I seem to have magically fallen into a giant pot of Exactly What I Wanted, because I know how incredibly fortunate I am to have made it here. I’m a columnist ....more

Welcome to WEEK

Welcome to WEEK 10 of...more

La Chingona: Defined

The Chingona — Defined This is what happens when one of Mama’s friends falls in love with the girl: a Wonder Woman swimsuit and caped socks. As a first generation Mexican-American, I was raised to keep my thoughts to myself and put the feelings of La Familia over my own. Considering the emotional baggage I’ve been packing since childhood, I’d say that line of thinking didn’t turn out so well ....more