Influencer Advice, Reviews, sponsored

A Content Creating Game-Changer: Crowdfire

If you've been following the blog for a while, you've probably already checked out this post, where I discussed some of my FAVORITE apps I use as a micro-influencer and blogger. (If you haven't, make sure you toodle over there and give it a read when you're done here. It's full of good stuff!) One… Continue reading A Content Creating Game-Changer: Crowdfire

body positivity, Feminism, Makeup, motherhood, Parenthood

I Let My 9 Year Old Wear Makeup

When I was 11 my best friend wore a pair of white tights to church. She had dark brown hair and Italian heritage. Thick leg hair stuck out through the tights and could be seen under them. She was so embarrassed. Everyone pointed and laughed and asked why her hairs were so long. She tearfully… Continue reading I Let My 9 Year Old Wear Makeup

Bereavement, writing

Sometimes The Whole Chapter Is Garbage (Throw It Away)

I had every intention of sitting down this weekend and dedicating several hours to writing, but the weather was so deliciously warm and gorgeous, I opted instead to spend it outdoors doing yardwork and landscaping. Late Friday evening I'd jotted about 12 paragraphs down, the beginnings of Chapter 11 of my book, and planned to… Continue reading Sometimes The Whole Chapter Is Garbage (Throw It Away)

body positivity, Feminism, Opinion, weight loss

I Don’t Give A Damn About Your Thin Fragility

I'm writing this to you from bed. I'm laying on my left side because in my experience, it's easier to pass gas when I lay on my left side. Three weeks ago my doctor prescribed 2000 mgs of Metformin, a common treatment for women with PCOS. Metformin is more commonly known as a drug to… Continue reading I Don’t Give A Damn About Your Thin Fragility

Bereavement, cancer, motherhood, Thirties, writing

Memory Lane: My Faucet Is Leaking

I'm starting a new series here where I'm sharing old posts from past blogs and giving them new life. I published this in July 2015, just a few months after my mother's cancer diagnosis. Rereading these words, almost three years later, is a surreal experience. And I wanted to share them. "The Faucet Is Leaking"… Continue reading Memory Lane: My Faucet Is Leaking

Bereavement, writing

Writing About Death Is Hard

I didn't sleep great last night. I go through phases with this book where I'm great and I'm writing happy stuff and then a chapter later the shit has hit the fan again. Like life. Life is like that. A few days ago I wrote this scene where a few of the characters are together… Continue reading Writing About Death Is Hard

Mental Health, writing

I’m writing a book. I hate it.

When I watched the film "Secret Window" starring Johnny Depp, it was the first time I confronted the concept of a writer's retreat and I loved it (spoilers: minus all the psychosis and murder). Living with writers block these past two years especially has been hell and I've often romantisized the notion of escaping to… Continue reading I’m writing a book. I hate it.

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Social Media – What’s Left Of Me

Self doubt. A ton of bricks. Who am I if not confident, carefree, fearless, strong? What's left of me when I'm destroyed, depressed, delicate, and down? Numbers, numbers, numbers, numbers. Will they like this, will they hear this, will they see this, will they want this. Will I still be who I am without...them? A… Continue reading Social Media – What’s Left Of Me

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Our Mixed Weight Relationship – An Interview With My Partner Of 10 Years

Something I've always felt there's a real lack of is interviews with thin men who love fat women. These men are given nicknames like, "chubby chaser" and told their physical and sexual preferences are just fetishes, but the reality is that loving a fat woman doesn't require you to be anything other than a person… Continue reading Our Mixed Weight Relationship – An Interview With My Partner Of 10 Years