The time I rocked a plus size bikini on a cruise ship


I saw a photo of a typical plus sized lady (not a model) wearing a plus size bikini, which she called “fatkini,” on Huffington Post last year and thought, “I wish I was that daring!”  My boudoir photo shoot gave me a big confidence boost and I decided to go ahead and buy one to take […]

No Weigh: Saying no to weighing at school


My daughter came home from middle school devastated because of a “health screening.”  The students were lined up and sent through screening stations.  They were checked for scoliosis.  They had their eyesight and hearing screened. And they had their BMI calculated, which meant everyone stepped on the scale. I’m just not okay with this.  I […]

Thank you Tess Holliday and People Magazine

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Tess Holliday made the cover of People magazine.  I don’t usually buy People.  Everything I want to read is available online.  Plus, I can’t keep up with my monthly magazines.  Taking on a weekly would have me buried alive. Oh, and I have made a conscious effort to stop bringing magazines into the house featuring itty […]

So I’m reading Giuliana Rancic’s new book… #goingoffscript

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I’m reading Giuliana Rancic’s new book, “Going Off Script.” I used to watch her on E! during my lunch breaks way back when I worked outside the home. I had a period where I was obsessed with celebrity gossip way before I started writing about it for money. I like Giuliana.   There’s something about […]

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” Stuck In My Head

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” has been stuck in my head since TWO friends sent me the YouTube link in the last few days. Oh, how I needed this song. My daughter’s anxiety is through the roof with the new school year in progress (yet we aren’t sure what we’re going to do about […]