No One Puts Plus Size Maternity Photos On Pinterest

While I was at Mom 2.0 at the beginning of May, I ended up in a bunch of photos. And since this is 2014, some of those photos ended up on Facebook. And because it's Facebook, I ended up tagged, which meant all my friends —from my 4th grade classmates to the girl who lived on my floor in college to my mother's second cousin who lives in Sweden—saw them. I did not like it. They were not flattering. They were candid, and that is what I look like in candid photos, but they made me sad. **insert literally 1000 words I wrote then deleted about how being fat sucks here** ...more
Beautiful you, beautiful family and don't forget your husband, great job with the pictures. It's ...more

Advice for New(ish) Bloggers

10 months ago, I started a little business. It's been a dream of mine for a while now, being my own boss, setting my own hours, loving what I do, and doing what I love. It has taken me 12 years to get here. Blogging got me here. If I say this to someone who doesn't blog, or doesn't read any blogs, they will likely shake their heads and move on. To the many who started a blog just to document family moments, or just write, and find themselves in careers they never envisioned possible (social media consultants, community managers, brand ambassadors, published authors, freelance writers, website designers, the list goes on), they will understand. ...more
All of it, very true. Especially at the beginning of the blogging arena, it feels that we need ...more

Pauline Campos's New Advice Column for Latina Magazine + More!

Pauline Campos of AspiringMama has a new role as Latina magazine's new advice columnist. Her column, #Dimelo (Tell Me About it or Give it to Me Straight), launches in the August issue of Latina, which hits newsstands on July 9. Additionally, she will be blogging on Latina.com with a weekly #Dimelo post appearing on Mondays. ...more
Felicidades Paulina! I'll be checking it out!more

Enough of the Fighting, Already!

As a former revolutionary freedom fighter (ha! in my mind, maybe) I can be way rougher on my husband than I need to be. Or at least way rougher than some of my friends....more
1. Has fighting helped you feel closer to your spouse? ONLY, if that really led us to figure out ...more

A Mom's Letter to Santa Claus

Dear Santa: I write this letter to you using my son's pencil... on the back of this bill statement while I do laundry. I have been a good mother during this past year. I have fed, kept clean, and taken care of my kids accordingly. I have seen my kid's doctor more than I have seen mine. I have sold cookies and any other bullshit thing to raise money for my kids' school activities. Santa, I have never requested anything for myself after the age of ten, but I thought that perhaps this year could be an exception. As far as this piece of paper lets me write my wishlist down, I'll write down my requests:...more
@BoyMomBlogger well we deserve to shoot for the stars too :Pmore

A Mom's Letter to Santa Claus

Dear Santa: I write this letter to you using my son's pencil... on the back of this bill statement while I do laundry. I have been a good mother during this past year. I have fed, kept clean, and taken care of my kids accordingly. I have seen my kid's doctor more than I have seen mine. I have sold cookies and any other bullshit thing to raise money for my kids' school activities. Santa, I have never requested anything for myself after the age of ten, but I thought that perhaps this year could be an exception. As far as this piece of paper lets me write my wishlist down, I'll write down my requests:...more
@Tate's Kitchen thank youmore

A Mom's Letter to Santa Claus

Dear Santa: I write this letter to you using my son's pencil... on the back of this bill statement while I do laundry. I have been a good mother during this past year. I have fed, kept clean, and taken care of my kids accordingly. I have seen my kid's doctor more than I have seen mine. I have sold cookies and any other bullshit thing to raise money for my kids' school activities. Santa, I have never requested anything for myself after the age of ten, but I thought that perhaps this year could be an exception. As far as this piece of paper lets me write my wishlist down, I'll write down my requests:...more
@Miss Marina Star thank you for reading my post and leave of this comment. We are not alone.more

A Mom's Letter to Santa Claus

Dear Santa: I write this letter to you using my son's pencil... on the back of this bill statement while I do laundry. I have been a good mother during this past year. I have fed, kept clean, and taken care of my kids accordingly. I have seen my kid's doctor more than I have seen mine. I have sold cookies and any other bullshit thing to raise money for my kids' school activities. Santa, I have never requested anything for myself after the age of ten, but I thought that perhaps this year could be an exception. As far as this piece of paper lets me write my wishlist down, I'll write down my requests:...more
@Miss Marina Star more