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Jay Miranda
Jay Miranda writes about plus size fashion, motherhood, and family. Her personal blog has been featured in several publications including Glamour and Marie Claire.

She graduated from the University of California Berkeley with degrees in Philosophy and Spanish Literature. She is a graduate of the Berkeley School of Law (Boalt). She lives in Claremont, CA with her husband and daughter.

Connect with Jay on Twitter: @jaymiranda_ and Instagram @pinklip

Entries by Jay Miranda

The Business of Mom Blogging

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 9:35 PM


I'm a stay-at-home who blogs for a living, so I guess I'm a blog-at-home mom. I blog about fashion, motherhood, and life. When I first "monetized" my blog, I was making a few hundred bucks here and there. Then it grew...

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Love After Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 2:29 PM

This is the first post in a series called "Love Stories," found at


Like many women, my girlhood views of love were heavily impacted by the final scene in Cinderella when the happy couple rides off in a carriage...

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Plus-Size Holiday Fashion: Tutus, Sequins, and Standing Out

(7) Comments | Posted November 28, 2014 | 5:38 PM


This one is for the plus-size girls and women out there who've ever dressed to blend into the background during the holidays. Like many, I went through a period in my adolescence where I didn't like anyone to take pictures of me. Remember...

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 8:05 PM


It's the biggest shopping season of them all, but Santa isn't the only one who should be checking his list twice. If you were planning on shopping for an amazing holiday outfit or thoughtful gifts for friends and family? This is a great...

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10 Lessons I've Learned as a Work-at-Home Mom

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 7:21 PM

After I had my daughter, I felt the need to devote myself entirely to her. I became a stay-at-home mom and did just that. While my husband worked, I stayed home with our baby and nursed her, read to her, dangled toys in front of her, and took care of...

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Wearing Fall Fashion Trends as a Plus-Size Woman

(10) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 9:56 PM


Leaves are turning, mornings are chilly again and you're not sure if you want to buy a pumpkin spice candle or drink a pumpkin spice latte. It's fall! The season also heralds the beginning of a new year for fashion. You might have...

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20 choses que j'ai apprises lors de ma première année comme maman

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 10:41 AM

Maintenant que mon bébé a grandi, je suis entrée dans une nouvelle phase de la maternité. Fini les nuits à se lever à trois heures du matin et l'allaitement en public. En y repensant, tenir un journal sur ma première année de mère aura été l'une des meilleures décisions que...

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20 Things I Learned in My First Year as a Mom

(8) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:33 PM

Now that my baby is a toddler, I'm in a new phase of motherhood. Gone are the days of waking up every three hours at night, stealth breastfeeding in public and needing the nursery to look Pinteresting. In retrospect, keeping a journal about the first year of my life as...

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Who Says Plus-Size Women Can't Wear Prints?

(1) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 12:43 PM


If you're a plus-size woman, some fashion expert has probably told to stay away from prints at some point in your life. Alternatively, you may have been instructed to only wear large prints. The rationale behind this rule is that small prints are...

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10 Erkenntnisse, die mein Leben veränderten

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2014 | 12:18 PM

Wie alle Menschen lieben Blogger es, die schönsten Momente ihres Lebens mit anderen zu teilen. Aber ich bin ein Mensch mit Selbstzweifeln, Problemen und Dingen, die ich erst einmal klären muss. Wie jeder andere auch.

Wer möchte das lesen? Vielleicht wollen Sie es.

Ich möchte mit Ihnen einige...

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Breaking the Rules as a Plus-Size Woman

(2) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 11:57 AM


If I followed the rules about dressing as a plus-size woman, I'd be wearing Spanx under a shapeless sack. I would dress in a way that hides my "flaws," helps me blend in, disappear. Instead, I'm drawn to impractical, on-trend and sometimes daring...

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10 Realizations That Changed My Life

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 11:12 AM

Bloggers, like all people, love to share the highlights of their lives. But I'm a person with self-doubt, worries, and stuff I need to figure out, just like anyone else. Who wants to read about that? Maybe you do. I want to...
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A Love Story

(4) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 11:29 AM

I wanted a love story. The sort of aching, vulnerable, reluctant-but-inevitable-submission-into love found in the pages of Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice. I thought love would be poetry and English fields, even though I've never even been to England nor did I marry Mr. Darcy.

I'm inspired me to...

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