• Posted on March 16, 2017 9:35 pm
    By Sam

    I've been overweight basically my whole life, as I've mentioned before. When I was a teen, I learned some pretty awful eating & dieting habits, and didn't appreciate my body & realize how thin I actually was. After I got pregnant with Avery, the pounds quickly piled on due to my severely decreased mobility. And well, here I am today.

    Blog, Inspirational, Life
  • Posted on February 26, 2016 9:42 pm
    By Sam

    A couple years ago, my husband and I decided to try for our second child. I had the worst case of baby rabies! Before I had even conceived, I had gone out and started purchasing cloth diapers, and baby gear, and all sorts of things that I knew I would need. I even joined a pregnancy group for plus sized women, and started connecting with other moms that were pregnant or trying to conceive.

    Hobbies, Inspirational, Life
  • Posted on November 12, 2014 6:51 pm
    By Sam

    I had a bit of an epiphany last night that I have been debating on how to share with my friends, or even if I should. When I have spoken about this topic before I can see in the comments that people are trying so hard not to be judgemental, but the judgement is there. And I've noticed it when trying to spend time with friends in person as well. I think it's one of those things that unless you have been challenged in this way you just think a simple word of advice is all that's needed to "fix it", and that's not true.

    Inspirational, Kids, Life
  • Posted on March 20, 2014 4:28 pm
    By Sam

    So I've decided to launch a new blog. I tried to start "The Messy Cookbook" a couple years ago and it just never took off. The biggest downfall for me was that I just wasn't good at taking pictures. It's not that I didn't like photography, I do, I love it, I just was not inclined to put a meal on hold so that I could take some photos of my delicious food. And lets face it, my dishes were often quite ugly despite their delicious contents. (what can I say, I'm messy!)

    Inspirational, Kids, Life