Plus Size Mommy Memoirs

5 Tips for a Stress-Free Plus Size Maternity Photo Shoot

When Tracie-Ann shared her breathtakingly beautiful plus size maternity photo shoot photos with me, I couldn’t help regretting not having my own maternity photos taken. The truth is that I didn’t realize how truly amazing I looked when I was pregnant. I was so focused on a belly that looked more like a “B” than a “D”, I couldn’t see my own beauty. I also didn’t realize that a great photographer can help you to recognize how stunning you really look!

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Tess Holliday Baby News

Today People Magazine shared the awaited Tess Holliday baby news with this article, Tess Holliday Welcomes Son Bowie Juniper. “Son Bowie Juniper Holliday weighed 8 lbs., 10 oz., and measured 22 inches long.” I’m so happy for Tess, her partner Nick Holliday and her 10 year old son Rylee. Now they are a beautiful family of 4!

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My Beautiful Plus Size Baby Bump

So many plus size women feel ashamed of their body. Especially when pregnant because we do not have that ‘perfect’ baby bump that we see all over magazines. I want women to feel empowered by their body and their baby bump no matter what their size. Our bodies create life. It is an incredibly beautiful thing and should be celebrated.

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The Stand for Self Love with Amy Pence-Brown

You might not know her name but you’ve probably seen a video of her stripped down to a black bikini in an outdoor market and having people drawl a heart on her body – The Stand for Self Love or as it was first named A Stand for Self Love! Amy Pence-Brown joins us to talk about how this public performance art piece completely transformed her life (and the lives of those who witnessed it).

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The Birth Story of Jennifer Rue McLellan

I believe in my mother’s era there was a popular song with the lyric………”Love, Marriage, and then something about a Baby Carriage” and though after being the oldest child of four children who felt like she had already been a mom and therefore believing I did not want to have my own children, I arrived home from my honeymoon in July of 1978 with my hormones raging with those song lyrics playing over and over in my head!

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6 Pregnancy or Mother Blessing Gifts You Actually Want

I have to say, I’m not really a fan of traditional baby showers (even though, full disclosure, I totally had one). Truth be told, I didn’t use about 60% of the gifts I received, so I think a Mother Blessing (also called Blessing way) is the way to go. I mean, come on, when we’re having a baby, we are the ones who should be showered with love, receiving pregnancy or Mother Blessing gifts because we’re doing A LOT of work! And by work, I of course mean growing a tiny human!

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7 Plus Size Pregnancy Exercise Tips

Studies have proven that being active during pregnancy can reduce your risks and help you to recover faster after giving birth. Exercise also releases endorphins that boost your mood. One of our favorite overall benefits of an active lifestyle is that it can help with getting a better night’s rest. Three cheers for anything that helps us sleep!

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