Need a little inspiration? We are kicking off Plus Size Bridal Week with a spotlight on YOU, the plus size brides who took our breath away and stunned on their big day!
One of my favorite parts about being a plus size blogger is following other bloggers, whose lives are a lot different from mine! Seeing people talk about their faith, their country or their community, etc, is so insightful.
Recently, I’ve taken to following plus-size bloggers who are also parents! I love reading about how they’re raising body positive kiddos, taking vacations, etc.
Here Are 14 of Our Favorite Plus Size Parents
1. Aaronica of @TheCrunchyMommy
Besides being a fearless leader for writers at TCF, Aaronica is also a blogger over on The Crunchy Mommy! She blogs about green living, homeschooling her kiddos and how to make sure parents get in some much needed self-care.
2. Briana Hernandez of @MamaFierceBlog
Briana has a bright and outrageous style, picking pieces that turn heads and make people smile – because she’s just so FUN! She recently wrote about welcoming her daughter home, which made me cry.
3. Tracy Broxterman of @Brxtrmn
Calling all witchy and goth mamas! Tracy is an OG plus fashionista, having founded Domino Dollhouse. She lives in LA with her hubby and 2 daughters (who already have iconic OOTDs). Tracy has just launched Witching Hour Baby, a clothing line for “black sheep parents and their little lambs.”
4. Jacqueline of @ChubbyDustBunny
Jacqueline is a plus size blogger and the owner of a vintage shop, Copperhive Vintage, in Salt Lake City, Utah. I love watching her Instagram Stories, because her daughter (and future style icon) Story always pops in with cute poses and joy.
5. Darlene from Suits, Heels and Curves
Darlene is a business professional, who is also a body positive mom and blogger! She lives with her family in NYC, and loves sharing picture from vacation and business travel.
This week we’ve been experimenting with lots of different food flavors. From cherries ? avocado ? to sweet potatoes ? and this little nugget is loving all of it. ? I’m loving this little spoon and bib set from @bboxforkids that folds right into itself. Makes feeding on the go so much easier. ?? What do you like feed your nugget? ? . . . . #plusfashion #plussizeblogger #psootd #psblogger #ootd #plussize #latinablogger #suitsheelsandcurves #fashionblogger #blogger #thehappynow #makeyousmilestyle #nycblogger #mommyblogger #momblogger #newmom #plussizemom #celebratinglife #plussizepetite #petitestyle #bronxgirl #empoweringwomen #shero #changingtheworld #girlpower #latinamom #raisingaqueen #sixmonthsold #firstfoods #babyfoods
6. Kat Stroud of @KatStroudOfficial
Kat is a Bay Area writer, model and mommy blogger! She writes about everything from plus designer gowns to breastfeeding, and we love the joy she shares in her feed!
I will tell my daughter of her worth every single day. Her beauty is a given and I’ll remind her of this as well, but beauty on the outside will always fade with time. It will be the knowledge of her worth that will help to give her the strength to stand up for herself, to grab opportunities she knows she deserves, and to help her stand strong through trying times. . . . This Mother’s Day I make a promise to my daughter to always remind her of her worth. And to all my Moms out there Happy Mother’s Day – to those of you who have lost their Mother’s, lost their children, those who have strained relationships with their kids or Moms, to those yearning to be moms and to those who have chosen not be Mother’s… My thoughts are with you all too ❤️ . . . ? @houseofwinter #modernmom #momlifebelike #psblogger #newmom #motherdaughter #babylife #growingup #alternativecurves #fatgirlflowfam #fatbabe
Bruce Sturgell runs Chubstr, a blog dedicated to big men’s style. In addition to having a great hat collection, Bruce is also a proud dad!
8. Jen McLellan of @PlusMommy
Jen is a powerhouse parent blogger! Covering everything from conceiving, to birth to plus size maternity clothes – Jen is a go-to resource for plus size parents around the world. She also recently launched The Plus Mommy Podcast talking all things pregnancy, motherhood and body love.
Most of the time I'm pretty sure I'm messing everything up in this difficult role called motherhood. But then I see him smile and I know that I must be doing something right. I love being his mom ❤️ Don't forget to capture motherhood, and be in photos with your kids this weekend. ? #capturemotherhood #momenough #motherhood #mommoments #momlife #putmominthepicture
9. Hafsa from @HappilyHafsa
Hafsa is a muslim blogger, mom of 2 and entrepreneur! She shares inspirational quotes, as well as offering an inside look into Islam and her family.
Here’s a Monday morning reflection for you guys!⠀ ⠀ There was a time, not too long ago, that I wouldn’t have taken this photo. I would have obsessed about how my arms too look big, the shirt isn’t flattering on me, the hijab makes my face look rounder (you get the idea) and just discarded the moment in search of something where I felt I looked better. The likelihood is high that I wouldn’t have found one where I liked how I looked. ⠀ ⠀ It makes me so sad to realize that I would put so much emphasis on my insecurities- that I wouldn’t have focused on how special this moment is, how perfectly he fits beside me, our beautiful smiles (his with half his front teeth missing) and just how much love I have for this little guy. ⠀ ⠀ There are a thousand instances I wish I could go back and capture but life doesn’t go backwards. What I can- and will do- is make sure that I capture all the moments going forward and no messy hijab, chunky arms and yesterday’s eyeliner smudges will stop me. ⠀ ⠀ My advice for all you beautiful mamas is, be a #mamaintheframe. Be present in the photos. Love yourself enough to allow yourself the joy of capturing these amazing moments. These are memories that won’t only be precious for you, they’ll mean the world to your kids as they get older. Celebrate the moments- the big ones, the little ones and everything in between. ⠀ ⠀ Are you someone who struggles to be in the frame? What stops you from being part of special moments with your loved ones?⠀ ⠀ Happy Monday dear friends! Here’s to wishing all of us a beautiful week ahead, where we live life to its fullest and enjoy every moment with those we love the most ? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #muslimmom #chicagomom #bodypositivity #selflove⠀
10. Saucyé West @SaucyeWest
Saucye is actually a plus size model, but I’m including her in this roundup anyways! In between editorial and commercial shots, Saucye shares day in the life photos with her daughter, Blythe.
11. Aryn Hinton from With Cream And Sugar
Aryn is a Certified Lactation Counselor, who is a mom of two and lives in the Midwest. We love the sense of humor she shares on her blog!
Twinkies ? • I don't normally dress up for Halloween, but I just couldn't help but match my little lady this year. She got lots of smiles and "oh how adorable" comments and I got mostly side eyes and a few high fives while trick or treating tonight ? Did you go trick or treating or did you stay home and pass out the candy?? . . . . #trickortreat #halloween #dressup #mommyandme #matching #unicorns #thehappynow #momlife #motherhood #darlingmovement #mommymoments #imsobloggingthis #mommyhood #joyfulmamas #mommyblog #theycallmemama #teammotherly #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #ohheymama #bestofmom #liveauthentic #mynameismama #honestlymothering
12. Meg Boggs from @Meg.Boggs
Meghan blogs about being a mom to her cutie, Maci, and health and wellness. We love her use of letter boards, and her Insta feed is #AestheticGoals!
Just when we think we have everything we need, Bobby and I end up walking aimlessly around the car seat section because we are just about done carrying her around in an infant car seat. I’ve given up and take her out of it straight from the car because I can’t handle it anymore! I’m pretty strong and even I’m struggling with carrying it. We always end up just leaving without buying a new convertible one because it gets too overwhelming for us. Which brands are the best and would we have to buy another stroller?! All I know is that I’m one hot mess of a mama bear trying to lug this baby bear around in a car seat, she’s just too big now! And we usually end up looking like tourists in a foreign country as we scan the aisles squinting at the details of each brand pulling out our phones to google it. Might as well wear a sign that says new parents. ? #matmomentswithmama Mama Bear Tee: @lovedbyhannahandeli
13. Nick Holliday @NickHollidayCo
I love the perspective on parenting and masculinity that Nick shares on his Instagram, tagging photos with #PuttingTheGentleBackInGentlemen.
14. Dese’Rae L. Stage @DeseRaeStage
When she’s not raising awareness on suicide prevention, Dese’Rae can be found posting about IVF treatments and having to adopt her son, Gus, that her partner, Felicidad, carried. I love Dese’Rae’s combination of real talk and parent humor.
I had a very specific vision for an image I thought would encompass the importance of this day. The day shouldn’t have needed to happen, but it had to, for our safety. We tried to make an event out of it, but it was kind of anticlimactic. I didn’t feel relief when the judge granted the order; I thought of all the other things I need to do next to protect my family in the face of the terrifying political changes happening. I want it in Gus’s photo album because, one day, he’ll know this story. And hopefully, on that day, things will be better. Parents won’t have to adopt their own children and a million other things that need improving. I’ve always been his mom, but now it’s set in stone. We are his, and he is ours, forever. Thank you for bringing my vision to life, @heydanfredo.