Mile-High Confessions: He is Married With a Mistress

I am frequently mistaken for a priest.People confess things to me. I don't ask them to tell me their secrets, but I must have a non-judgmental face because in under five minutes flat the gentleman in seat 2C on my flight from Denver to L.A. confessed he had a Catholic wife, two sons in Brea, California and a mistress in Schenectady:...more
shannoncolleary PoetInThePantry surprised he shared his tale with you; there is such a stigma in ... more

Mile-High Confessions: He is Married With a Mistress

I am frequently mistaken for a priest.People confess things to me. I don't ask them to tell me their secrets, but I must have a non-judgmental face because in under five minutes flat the gentleman in seat 2C on my flight from Denver to L.A. confessed he had a Catholic wife, two sons in Brea, California and a mistress in Schenectady:...more
Stuck At Home Mom  Entitlement is a selfish word. Nobody is entitled to anything other than ... more

Mile-High Confessions: He is Married With a Mistress

I am frequently mistaken for a priest.People confess things to me. I don't ask them to tell me their secrets, but I must have a non-judgmental face because in under five minutes flat the gentleman in seat 2C on my flight from Denver to L.A. confessed he had a Catholic wife, two sons in Brea, California and a mistress in Schenectady:...more
Relationships aren't black and white, especially married ones. There's what we're told is ... more

The Top 5 Reasons to Attend BlogHer Food in Miami This Month

I’ve been blogging for five years now. During four of those years I watched bloggers go to fabulous cities and attend amazing conferences, specifically BlogHer conferences. Every summer my social media and blog feed would get filled with pictures and stories of great and inspiring times spent at the conference while I sat at home in yoga pants wishing I could go. Finally, last year I got to go to my first BlogHer Food conference in Austin, and it was as awesome as it looked from my couch while wearing yoga pants. ...more
<3 Fantastic reasons for going to Miami! I don't speak the language--eek--but I am definitely ... more

The Truths No One Tells You About Marriage

There is this dirty little secret about parenting and marriage no one ever tells you: This life is not always filled with fluffy kittens and balloons....more
You don't need to tell me, but that's because I understand you--more than you think. And after ... more

The Truths No One Tells You About Marriage

There is this dirty little secret about parenting and marriage no one ever tells you: This life is not always filled with fluffy kittens and balloons....more
You don't need to tell me, but that's because I understand you--more than you think. And after ... more

Three Big Myths About Dating Plus-Sized Women

Editor's Note: I've been plus-size my entire adult life. I've been as large as 406lbs and as "small" as my current 220. I have experienced the gamut of plus-size dating trials and successes. The assumptions about larger women are moslty made because society has yet to embrace the beauty of ALL women. Guess what? There's more to us than the myths.-- Feminista Jones ...more
Your confidence shines through in this post, and that's what matters most. Size? Blech. If you ... more

The Tax Lady

My husband and I went to a tax preparer a few days ago. It was a pretty standard interaction for us, since we had gone to the same office for the past three years. We were well-practiced in what to bring, what to deduct, and how the appointment would proceed.The day was cold and gray, my husband in jeans and a zippered sweatshirt, and me in yoga pants and a zippered top, our hands smattered with dry latex paint from home.We waited patiently to be called, during which time my husband helped himself to the ‘fresh’ coffee, later remarking that fresh was a bit of a stretch....more
How horrible! That woman had no right to make you feel that way! I remember feeling like I had ... more

MUST READ: The FTC Clarifies Their Rules for Bloggers

Is there anything new here for bloggers? Why yes. It’s not a lot but it’s very nice. The .Com Disclosures document includes new examples that will make it easier for people creating sponsored content to comply with the FTC Guidelines, as well as clarity on the proper ways to disclose additional required information about product claims. ...more
Thank you for the clarification, Susan! I had seen another blog post recently that highlighted ... more

Big Girls DO Work Out: The Plus Size Princess Fitness Challenge!

I was 12 years old when I found out I was fat. I say "found out" because I was truly unaware. I stepped on the scale in my pediatrician's office and she moved that big black box to one set of numbers... then another. I climbed onto the doctor's table, feeling the nevereneding roll of tissue paper crinkle beneath me. Instead of continuing with my physical, my doctor launched into a speech about my weight. ...more
Excellent! PCOS sucks, I know. There were signs when I was an adolescent that pointed in that ... more