FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You

I’ve had two dreams since I was a kid. Fall in love with a funny, hot guy. Become a published author. I got to check number one off my list a long time ago, lucky to have fallen in love with my person at just 18 years old. And now I can cross number twoContinue reading “FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You”

Things I Did (and Wore) in May 2019

First and foremost: how amazing is this header photo? Bill and I stopped by the Happy Place exhibit in Boston in May and got a ton of great photos, including this one that I will cherish literally forever. As my pregnancy has ticked on, I’ve continued to take lots less outfit photos than normal. It’sContinue reading “Things I Did (and Wore) in May 2019”

All Bellies Are Good Bellies; All Bodies Are Good Bodies

Just a reminder for the soon-to-be mamas—especially plus-size or fat soon-to-be mamas—out there, in case you needed to hear it… In case some people have made you feel like your baby bump isn’t desirable Or it’s too big Or it’s too small Or it doesn’t “pop” the way it should Or it “pops” a littleContinue reading “All Bellies Are Good Bellies; All Bodies Are Good Bodies”

Baby Showers: Over the Moon with Gratitude

I’ve been feeling super grateful lately, especially as I’ve celebrated Baby C with not one but two baby showers recently. Truth be told, I was dreading my baby shower. I do not do well as the center of attention in a room full of people where all eyes are on you. That’s one reason BillContinue reading “Baby Showers: Over the Moon with Gratitude”

What I Did (and Wore) in April 2019

Let’s be honest: the last few months have been wrapped up in All Things Baby. Even before I got pregnant, I told myself I wouldn’t let myself get so wrapped up in having a baby and becoming a mom that I’d forget about myself, my hobbies, and my life. Though I haven’t done anything ofContinue reading “What I Did (and Wore) in April 2019”

What I Did (and Wore) in March 2019

Last I wrote, I’d just taken a trip to California. It was great to see my parents in their element and to spend some time in the sunshine, which I desperately craved after an already long winter. And now as I write this it’s like, summer, dudes. Because apparently I can’t keep up with hobbies!Continue reading “What I Did (and Wore) in March 2019”

Things I Did (and Wore) in February 2019

Thank baby Jesus that February is done and gone. I could deal with the winter if it was just, like, December and January. But that it extends into February? The AUDACITY! I have serious pregnancy brain, too, meaning I can hardly remember what I did in the month. (Can still feel the harsh cold onContinue reading “Things I Did (and Wore) in February 2019”

Favorite Books of 2018

Read any good books in 2018? I definitely did. Here are a few of my favorites! Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson It’s hard to write a book that dissects feminism, cuts to the heart of racism and sexism, and also makes you want to pee your pants because you’re laughing so hard.Continue reading “Favorite Books of 2018”

Things I Wore (And Did) in February 2018

All month long, I kept telling myself I just needed to get through February and I’d be that much closer to spring—and it ended up being a lot easier than I thought! It helped that February was overall a pretty good month, with lots of fun plans. I had brunch plans with friends; had anContinue reading “Things I Wore (And Did) in February 2018”

Living Without Fear in 2018

The end of 2017 is here, and I imagine there are many of us who are pleased to say farewell to the year. While I had many moments of personal triumphs, some days, it was hard to exist as a woman of color in Trump’s America. Nevertheless, I persisted. Nevertheless, we persisted. As a society,Continue reading “Living Without Fear in 2018”