Tina Plantamura

Tina Plantamura

Bio

Tina Plantamura is a seamstress by trade, a writer at heart, an aspiring harpoon specialist, and a stand-up comedian in her imagination. She lives on the NJ Shore with her family. You can read more of her work at tinaplantamura.com.

Tina Plantamura Articles

8 Reasons It's Time To Unfriend Someone On Social Media

There might be people in your social media bubble that make you irritated and annoyed. Would you go out of your way to surround yourself with people who make you cringe in real life? Why do it online?

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6 Things I Wish I Had Never Told My Children

My oldest son just graduated high school and is now embarking on the next leg of his journey that will bring him closer to real life. I have come to realize that there are so many things that I wish I could un-tell him.

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Good times with teens ARE possible.

The Significant Differences Of Raising Toddlers Vs. Teens

Most of my friends have kids who are much younger than mine. We often share our parenting woes and victories, and I am always talking about the light at the end of the all-consuming-toddler-stage tunnel. There are things that were challenging, daunting, or slightly dreaded in my mind when my kids were toddlers. Now, these are wonderful cherished times with my teens:

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RAGE.

A Viral Author's Advice: What You Can Do With Content That Sucks

When An Open Letter To My Ex-Husband’s Girlfriend was published, thousands of people told me off for being disingenuous, controlling, narcissistic, or jealous.

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Courtesy of Tess Holliday's Facebook page

Why Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday's #effyourbeautystandards Is A Contradiction

Holliday says she's defying modern day beauty standards. I'm not so sure.

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The Jersey Shore

My Life On The Jersey Shore: What I Won't Miss About Tourist Season

As a full-time New Jersey shore resident, I am grateful that I live a few blocks from the ocean in a place where many people save their hard-earned money to visit for just a few days or weeks. But instead of painting a false picture about living in “paradise,” I’m going to be honest about what my life is really like living in a place where everyone around you is on vacation.

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My Vegas Wedding: No Plans Required!

When planning to get married, what happens when you suddenly realize you don’t want to spend your hard earned money on a party for 100 people? And you don’t even know 100 people that you like enough to spend money on? And you don’t want to figure out what kind of dress your bridesmaids will wear because you don’t understand what the hell bridesmaids are for?

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Kiran Gandhi finishing the marathon. Image from ABP Live.

Kiran Gandhi's Free Bleeding Marathon Run Isn't That Special

The cycle of poverty perpetuates in many undeveloped countries because women cannot get an education because of this natural monthly occurrence. It’s horrifying. But what does running a marathon and allowing your period blood to run down your legs have anything to do with this?

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7 Ways Lesbians Helped Me Have Better Sex With My Husband

How do you take the sexism out of your sex life and make sure that pleasure doesn't revolve around him? This advice.

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We're no prudes, but this should be less full.

Stop Cursing, B*tches! The Real Meaning Behind Our Favorite Curse Phrases

Many people think it’s liberating and empowering to say whatever you want with as many “foul” expletives as possible. But did you know that your fondness for what many deem as “vulgar language” might be inadvertently helping the sex-shaming, slut-shaming, and body-shaming patriarchy?

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