Girl Talk: Backside Woes

What ever happened to your well-rounded nice tight behind? When did it turn into this lumpy thing that sort of just hangs there? You're in decent shape. Or you thought you were, until summer hit and putting on your bathing suit woke you up to the horror of your backside. You're appalled. When did this happen? Yesterday you were 25, and today you're 102. Or so it seems from the looks of your butt. Now what? There's no way you can firm that thing up in 2 weeks, if ever....more

Cancer Scarves Made Of Cotton

ABonitaScarf: When I went through hair loss due to chemo treatments for my lobular breast cancer I found wigs unbearable in Florida's heat and humiditity. I wondered how one was supposed to continue swimming in the cool ocean with a wig on!  I felt a need for something cool and comfortable and fashionable to get me through my ordeal....more

Long lasting Hydrating Algomaskfor all skin type

Day Before It Begins

 Tomorrow I start on a new journey.  One of gratitude.  My mother gave me a Gratitude Journal for my 27th birthday in hopes that I would use it for some sort of self realization project.  Well, I am now rounding the corner of my 29th birthday.  I have gone through several hurdles that have made me both realize and be thankful for many things.  This year I thought would be the perfect time to finally sit down and journal out.  That is all for today.  Will officially start the project tomorrow. Thanks!...more

The Hourglass Figure is IN! Yay. But Wait, Is That Good News?

Mad Men's Christina Hendricks' body has been declared the "ideal" female body by British Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone. ...more

Motherhood and the Little Hotties

While I’m on the beach topic…I couldn’t help myself. What in the world is that title about? Hotties?! No, not a mid-life crisis. Just a thought or more as motherhood and age settle in on this thirty-something-mom of three kids. A few weeks ago I had a lovely best-friends-date. Yes, two moms, happily strapped with one baby each (all older children left at home.) Lots of pee and poo. Lots of food. Tons of talking. Cooing. And drooling....more


(AUTHOR'S NOTE:This is a blog i did on one of my Facebook accounts one night whilst im thinking about all of the things that had been said to me regarding the way i look & of one so-called 'friend' even telling me albeit indirectly that i don't want to admit that im ugly.Ha ha,if she only knew that i already did!But more than feeling sorry for my alleged lack of beauty,i take pride in being just me,hence the inspiration that made me put my thoughts into writing.I apologise if my English seems too basic). ...more

Highway Robbery...I Mean Health Insurance

Just got off the phone with my health insurance provider. Trying to get them to pay *their share* of the homebirth. You know, the one I discussed with them a year ago. The one they agreed to pay 80% of. Well, let’s just say I’m having trouble calling them a “provider.” They cut a check for less than 40% of the homebirth. Can you imagine if your partner “provided” for you like insurance companies manage to?...more

Separate but Equal: Fat Girls Get Own Fashion Week (But no Ashley Falcon)

 The fashion world seems to have finally clued in to an obvious fact - we all wear clothing. Yes, even fat girls. Elie Tahari, a very upper-end designer has a new line of plus size fashion that are actually attractive, and sold in Bloomingdale's (how pretty is that jacket below?), and this year, the New York Times Magazine covered the second Full Figured Fashion Week, hosted by former plus size model, Emme. Founder, and former plus-size model, Gwen Devoe, said what we all already knew - that, "Every curvy girl that has a dollar is willing to spend that dollar,” while, the New York Times' Business Day section regarded the event almost sarcastically, remarking that, "the fattening of America is a big business opportunity." Of course, with designers like Nanette Lepore making their largest offering a size 12, there's an argument to be made, that many of the women excluded from fashion are not necessarily "fat" so much as tall, larger-framed, or muscular. The narrow sizes offered as "regular" or "normal" cut a thin swathe through the much larger population of women with money to spend on clothing. And guess what - we all wear clothes. Devoe herself pointed out that, "I’ve been told several times that no one fantasizes about being a plus-size woman, and that’s probably true, but the fact remains that you have to work with what you have.” Up until now, though very few designers have connected the giant, neon dots - in fact, as far as fashion goes, in many ways, it's cheaper to be fat. ...more