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Friday, July 14, 2017

FAT MOM: How did this happen and what am I gonna do about it?


"You have a big belly like my mommy," my beautiful and brutally honest child said to her school teacher. "It jiggles when you walk. It's funny."

She did not mean any harm. My daughter actually does like my "squishy pillow" but the teacher didn't see the humor when she asked to meet me after school.

I planned to be a "normal" mom by kindergarten, but it didn't work. Now we're looking at third grade and I'm still FAT MOM. But not for long. I've decided it's time to lose the baby weight. After all, it's way past time don't you think?

When it comes to looking good - or even decent - as a fat mom, it's no easy fete. Consider these ladies who tried out some clothing that used a NOT REALLY fat model. These pics appear in the article available here.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CELEBRITY PREGNANCY: Nautri Naughton is expecting her first child

( - It feels like yesterday that I first met Nautri Naughton on the set of private taping of the movie, Notorious, but if I'm honest with myself it's been years.

She was so sweet. She thanked me for coming out and giving her love because at the time she was catching hell from the Queen Bee herself, Lil Kim, who she portrayed in the movie on the life of Christopher "Biggie" Wallace.

Now my old buddy is about to be a new mom! She and her boyfriend, Ben, are pregnant. I couldn't help but wonder what she's eating and what wild food cravings she is having. I'm not surprised to learn she is keeping things healthy.

"I love kale and strawberries and pineapples, but I've been eating Cup of Noodles, which I haven't had since college," said the soon-to-be first time mom. "I really want salty and spicy," she said.

Of course, that made me think of the Ramen Recipes I share with my readers in my upcoming cookbook. Here's a sample recipe:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PLAYING with WIGS: Switching Up Your Style

( - I've always loved my hair. I've enjoyed a wig or too as well in my day but the truth is I just feel fake wearing wigs. it's like you're cheating yourself if you don't allow your real hair shine from time-to-time. I've never like weaves as my face and scalp are too sensitive for synthetic hair. That's why I recently made the decision to be completely natural. But before I did, I had a little fun with some wigs. Check it out:

As grey hair has been my birthmark, I don't mind coloring my hair, which I'm about to do in the next few days.  I'm excited to be sponsored by a hot new company to help me style my real hair. I really think that a woman's hair is her crown and while I've been going through a lot in my personal life, I'm ready to showcase my own hair and all it's glory.

HAIR SHE GOES: Knicks Chicks fashion report brings out the BIG HAIR

( - As I'm about to pull of all wigs and weaves for good, I couldn't help but be reminded of how out of control - yet fabulous - rocking your own hair can be. Check out my buddy as she showcases her hair.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Thrift Store Haul: Spring 2017 try on session

( - They say no good deed goes unpunished. Boy can I relate to that. Recently, after an argument with the seriously sexy but incredibly sensitive man I'm dating, he swiped his Metrocard and hopped a train. We've argued before I once or twice I've walked off and he's followed me or vice versa. But this time I just didn't feel like doing it. It's important not to let people treat you opposite of how you feel you deserve to be treated so I let him board the train without me.

I wasn't really upset, but he was. I was more like "It's Spring." It's no secret that men have issues in the spring but if I'm honest, so do I. For some reason, men gravitate to me MORE in the Spring than in the Winter. Considering that I'm a full sized hottie, you'd think it would be the other way around but it's not. As I was walking from the subway, I remembered that there is a Goodwill store a couple of blocks away that he and I sometimes go to. It's one of the things I love about him: Goodwill dates. He has such a rare and unusal look that the thrift store suits him better than a mall, which he ironically lives across from. He once took me in there and picked out the cutest outfit and coat for me. It was a really special gesture that I've never forgotten.

So, it felt odd to be in the store without him but I realized we both needed that break. And since I'm overdue for a Plus Size Spring Haul, I figured "Now is as good a time as any to do the haul and take my time." Here's what I found.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

PARTY CRASHING: I crashed a PRIVATE party and it was awesome!

( - I was minding my business typing out an e-Book recently when a party promoter began decorating the hotel space around me. It became clear that there was a party coming but I didn't really know what was happening.

As soon as the music started, I knew I wouldn't be able to sit still for long but I vowed to continue my self imposed writer's retreat that I do each year. I give myself five random writing assignments and do it in 24 hours. Today, I was set to do an e-book (check), a short erotica story based on true events and transcribe an exclusive interview I'd done recently with hip hop pioneer Roxanne Shante (which took place in the bathroom of a green room at BB Kings in New York City.)

I wasn't I was gonna get it all done in the alloted 24 hour period but when I sat down to write I was surpisingly very productive. That was until the eBook was lost when the computer crased. Luckily, I was able to print out the e-Book before the crash so I'll have to add typing it over to my already overwhelming list of writing tasks.

I was still typing when I saw Tanisha's mom stroll into the party in an amazing all white outfit, I couldn't ignore it. She made the outfit look amazing and held it down for Plus Size Divas everywhere. By accident, I crashed the party and I'm so glad that I did. Take a look at the photos. Please support Tanisha's Video Diary Season 2 on The first season features Roxanne Shante, Jam Master Jay's son, TJ Mizell, Tanisha's Video Diary and more!

Monday, January 16, 2017

GROWN AND SEXY: A mini plus size lingerie guide for sexy fun - Recently, I realized I had been neglecting myself. I was reminded that self care is as important as anything else. So, I prepare to bring my sexy back I wanted to share some super sexy plus size  finds with you my loyal readers.