Stop Looking Away

When something makes me uncomfortable, I tend to look away. A scary scene in a movie. A bloody surgery scene in Grey's Anatomy. A painfully awkward acceptance speech during an awards show. "Out of sight, out of mind." I suppose that's the theory. Last month, I had an experience that proved this theory is all … Continue reading Stop Looking Away

My First Mother’s Day

I'm laying in bed wearing an oversized T-shirt. My hair looks like I stuck my fingers in an electrical socket. And my house is a disaster. Toys, socks,  clothes, shoes, and pacifiers decorate my floor. I could have cleaned before bed last night, but honestly - I was hooked on this Dateline show. Despite knowing … Continue reading My First Mother’s Day

No One is Happy

Fat. Chubby. Chunky. Big boned. Overweight. Large. Obese. Whale. Fatty. Big Bertha. These are just a few of the many names I've been called growing up. And even when I was pregnant, people would comment on my size: "WHOA! Are you sure there is only ONE in there?!" "You look like you could pop any … Continue reading No One is Happy