Jen McLellan













The day my son was born I not only became a mother but also developed a deep love for my body. After settling into motherhood I wanted to empower women find the strength and beauty within their bodies.

In April of 2011 I launched the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs blog, to help women navigate the world of plus size pregnancy, share tips for body love, and laugh along with the adventures of motherhood. My work has been featured in major publications such as Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, and International Doula.

I’ve built a Facebook community of over 169,000 plus size women supporting one another before, during, and after pregnancy. This website, full of supportive resources, receives over 1,000 hits a day.

In early 2014 I became certified as a childbirth educator. My background in non-profit management and patient advocacy has enabled me to have a strong voice for women of size during pregnancy and childbirth. I share my message via speaking engagements and I’m excited to be rolling out classes in 2015. Be sure to signup for the Plus Size Birth e-newsletter to be kept up-to-date on exciting new developments.

I hope you enjoy exploring my website and you can contact me anytime!





Recent Blog Posts

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    Bye-Bye Facebook. Love PSMM!

    I dedicate this song to Facebook. On April 6, 2011 I started my Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Facebook page and it took off right away. Yet, that wasn’t by accident. I spent countless hours networking with other bloggers, commenting on like-minded pages, posting and engaging with my following. Now Facebook wants me to pay thousands of dollars per post for the 169,400 people who “like” my page to see what I share. See the example below. I get it, Facebook is a business, but I also can’t help but to be disappointed. My little blog can’t compete with big businesses that view this as...
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    Plus Size Pinup Maternity Photos You Have to See!

    My jaw dropped when Genesis shared her gorgeous plus size pinup maternity photos on the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Facebook page. Then I kicked myself for feeling too ashamed of my body when I was pregnant to do a professional maternity photo shoot. I hope these photos inspire mamas to do whatever type of maternity photo shoot feels best to them. Below Genesis shares her journey to having these photos taken by Darryl Wilson Photography.      I was really thin in high school, and before and after I had my first son. I slowly began to put on weight as I got...
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    My Size 24 Body is Capable of Birthing

      Without a doubt c-sections are sometimes necessary and save lives. Yet, would you believe me if I told you the c-section rate for plus size women is nearly 50%? We have to pause and ask why this number is so astronomical. Many moms feel as if their bodies have failed them but more often than not it’s their care provider who failed them. For women who desire a vaginal birth, it’s critical to find a size friendly care provider. This is especially true for those who want a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). This is Autumn’s VBAC birth story…  My...
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    Black Friday & Beyond: Specials Just for PSMM Readers

      We’re taking the thrill of Black Friday and offering some very special deals from now until Mother’s Day 2015! Every single company below is size friendly and most are owned and operated by hard-working mamas. There are a few businesses offering promotions only in Texas and Colorado but most are worldwide. There’s also a great blog you’re going to want to checkout and a must-see comedy show for moms touring the USA. Click on all of the ads and get something nice for yourself and someone you love. Don’t forget to use any coupon codes offered to get awesome...
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    Plus Size Baby Carriers Questions Answered

      4 years ago, when my son was a little baby, I really wanted to fit in with all of my babywearing friends. I went to my local mommy boutique and squeezed my body into a carrier. The straps dug into my skin but it buckled so I bought it. Yet I only wore it twice so I basically wasted over $100. At the time I didn’t even think to Google, “plus size baby carriers” or look at any online options for plus size babywearing. I just walked into a store and hoped for the best. Now I know so...
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    Sometimes Motherhood Looks Like This

    Dear Mom Trying to Hold Everything Together, Motherhood isn’t as perfect as most pictures and status updates on Facebook would lead you to believe. Sometimes motherhood is full of tears and self-doubt. Most of the time motherhood consists of tiny moments of grace within a day full of chaos. You, my dear, are not alone! Please listen when I tell you that asking for help isn’t a sign of failure, it’s actually a sign of strength. It is okay to cry. It’s completely acceptable not to live up to the outrageous expectations you’ve placed upon yourself. Night time routines sometimes become...
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    Car Seat Safety Should Not Be a Debate

      Each year, as the weather starts to get cold, I do a post on the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Facebook page about car seat safety and the importance of removing bulky winter coats before putting kids in car seats. Then I grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and watch the internet implode. Post by Plus Size Mommy Memoirs.   I’m always baffled by how people react to me sharing potentially lifesaving information. I live in Colorado where it snows and can get super cold during winter. Like most parents-to-be, my husband and I took a newborn care class...

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10 Tips for Body Love
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Love Your Birth

Trying to Conceive
Finding a Size Friendly Care Provider
Pregnancy & Birth
C-Section for Plus Size Women
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)



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