Aspiringmama

Pauline Campos is Latina Magazine's print #Dimelo Advice Columnist, blogs at Aspiring Mama, and is the founder of both Girl Body Pride and #ChingonaFest. In her spare time, and because sleep is highly over-rated, she homeschools the world's most opinionated third-grader, takes a lot of smartphone pictures, and draws things. Her first book, BabyFat: Adventures in Motherhood, Weight Loss, & Trying to Stay Sane (Booktrope) will be debuting this year! Connect with Pauline on twitter, instagram, and Facebook.

In Which I Promise Not To Fill Your Inbox With Useless Crap

It's only taken me six years to put a newsletter together. Obviously, I'm a bit behind the 8-ball on this one. It's not that I was purposely slacking on this very obvious (and necessary) piece of the platform puzzle ....more

A New Kind of Beautiful

Photo by Pauline Campos There's a girl I know. She is bald and beautiful and brave. Maybe it's being brave enough to peel away the facade built to hide our insecurities that must come first ....more

Operation Book Launch: System Shutting Down

I'm the girl who prides herself on not giving a shit what the peanut gallery thinks. I'm the mother raising the daughter to be a chingona and has learned that I can't raise her to be this Spanglish BadAss Bitch, write about it, hashtag instagram images with the #Chingonafest & #BitchRedefined, and then expect that the girl being raised to be her own woman isn't going to look at me sideways and ask why she can't say the word because how is it wrong to say a word that it's okay be be? Which is the long story version of: I'm the mother who's daughter loves to tell people that Chingona means Bitch and Now Isn't That the Most Interesting Thing You Ever Did Hear? ...more

It's a Slow Day on the Internet

Okay so not really. I have about 47-Eleventy-nine and a half bazillion photos to sort through and still edit from both BlogHer15 and BloggerBash NYC and #BabyFat is so close to being an Actual Book I can almost FEEL IT. And then I got a #Dimelo...more

BabyFat: IT'S ALMOST ACTUAL BOOK TIME!!!

So many witty ways I could start this off but let's skip the pleasantries and just jump right in, shall we? I skipped the fireworks and sleep because BOOK and OMG because I just hit send on my final final final ACTUALLY FOR REALZ AND TRUE THIS TIME FINAL (maybe) read of #BabyFat. My manuscript is now in the vary capable hands of my copyeditor, Mz ....more

Coloring Book Giveaway: Wanderlust

Wanderlust by Sue Brassel I have some pretty amazing friends. It comes with the territory, I think. As a writer and artist, I am surrounded, albeit virtually, by creative spirits with a whole lot of something always going on inside their heads....more

Book Review: Gummy Bears Should Not Be Organic (Obviously)

Picture borrowed from Amazon....more

Announcing the BlogHer'15 #MultiCulti!

Let's get the obvious out of the way first: I've been a bit overwhelmed lately, and it's been affecting my online presence. Blog? Yeah, I got one go those ....more

Presenting the #BabyFat Cover Reveal

I have nothing sassy, snarky, or sarcastic to lead this one off with, Internet. That kind of writing requires actual thought, and for that to happen, I'm pretty sure sleep has to be part of the equation. So I'm just going to start off with exactly what I said when I first saw my finalized cover for BabyFat: Adventures in Motherhood, Muffin Tops, & Trying to Stay Sane: *Annoying and yet utterly essential iPhone notification ping*...more

Bring Your Own Transitions

A few observations as I sit down today for the FIRST TIME to work: *24 is not enough of anything. Especially when referring to cupcakes and hours....more