Why I pierced my infants ears

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We're no Princess Kate Post Baby... #Sweatpants for Kate on MomCave LIVE

The internet was buzzing last week with talk about Princess Kate's post baby public appearance. Less than 12 hours after giving birth, she stepped out onto the steps of St. Mary's Hospital and presented the new royal bundle to a frenzied crowd of reporters. She looked beautiful, hair shiny, (clean!), and styled, makeup worthy of a red carpet, sporting a frock in cheery yellow and WHITE (!?!) and lady-like heels. Some of us were snarky and jealous, some sympathetic. But most of us were just plain confounded....more

23 brutally honest, utterly mortifying and occasionally ridiculous true confessions about my weight

1) Elephants in the room are my specialty. I’ve written about my kids, my sex life, my date rape experience, and my transgender parent for national magazines. And yet: I’ve been more afraid to write this post than any piece in my memory....more

Those Look Beautiful

When I get upset about something, I clean. Last night was a cleaning night, but since I shouldn't really be doing much of anything yet, I opted for my closet. It's one of the things I thought about asking for help with.You see, before getting pregnant, I was at my lifetime lowest weight for about 4 months. I thought it safe to rid my closet of everything size 14 and up, tucking the 12's into a "Thanksgiving or Period" pile. Then, I got pregnant. With twins....more

An Open Letter to All of My Friends Who Take Selfies

Selfies are a way of saying, "I love myself, and I will fight anyone who tries to change that fact." Selfies are not a question. They're not asking "Do you think I'm pretty?" Selfies are a statement: "I am here." ...more
I also enjoyed your article a lot. Since I moved overseas I miss my friends and family and I ...more

What Will Others Think?

From UnPickled Blog:I recently changed my hair colour from (monthly-salon-visit) blonde to (do-it-myself) red. The change was mostly motivated by convenience, and perhaps Julianne Moore played a role, too. When I had an actual hair colour of my own it was strawberry blonde, so neither one feels to foreign to me....more

My Style

Today's prompt: What is your favourite angle for being photographed? Head-on? Slightly above, below, to the side? Photo: Your Style ...more

This Body-shaming Segment Brought to You by Your Man

"Trease, if you gain weight, I'm leaving you. If you ever have to start buying your clothes from there, I'm gone." I don't remember the exact date that my ex said those words to me, but the year was 1993 and we were not far from the store Ample Duds in Denver. It is a store for plus-size women and before I moved to Denver, I had never heard of it. We were out and about looking for furniture and it just happened to be in the area we were in. When he said that to me, I remember giving him the absolute coldest stare....more

Catch me from my good side. Pick one.*

Today's prompt: Do you think one side of your face photographs better than another? Photo: Your Energy The front of my face, I guess! I'm often told I'm quite photogenic. ...more

Selfies? Yes, please!

Today's prompt is about selfies. I love taking selfies! The thing about selfies is, they've been around far longer than our modern camera phones. The world's oldest known selfie dates back to 1839. ...more
'We' aren't obsessed with taking pictures of ourselves....at least I'm not, nor most of the ...more