- True to her brand, Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential is keeping it real when it comes to her pregnancy. "We need to talk about all the good, the bad, and the ugly," she says.
- We chatted with the entrepreneur about the realities of being pregnant for the first time, how she's preparing herself for parenthood, and what it means to be a mom in 2020.
The first thing you should know about Lauryn Evarts Bosstick: Honesty—unflinching, unfiltered honesty—is basically her brand. You’re already well aware of this fact if you’ve followed the Southern California native’s wildly popular wellness and lifestyle site, The Skinny Confidential, at any point over the past ten years of its existence: Capitalizing on her signature no-BS commentary as an M.O., Evarts Bosstick has spent the past decade expanding her blog to a bona fide media empire, including a podcast, book, and YouTube channel—with tens of thousands of followers in hot pursuit.
So naturally, when Evarts Bosstick found out that she and her husband Michael were expecting their first child, there was never really any question of how much she’d be willing to share. (Read: Everything, from the “pleasant surprise” of her daughter’s conception to negotiating all the emotional and physical changes that come with growing a human.) But she insists that it’s not just a matter of giving her audience what they expect from her at this point—she also wanted to draw back the curtain on pregnancy in general, and talk about the things she wishes she had known ahead of time.
“We need to talk about all the good, the bad, and the ugly,” she tells us. “It's important to be transparent about it because Instagram has the ability to make things look so easy. Not that it’s ‘hard’—I’ve been very lucky with this pregnancy. But we should talk more about all the ups and downs.”
With that all in mind, we invited Evarts Bosstick to give us an even closer look at how she’s preparing for her new arrival—and the realities of pregnancy that we don’t necessarily talk about.