Topic: post-baby body

I Hate My Post-Baby Body, And No Feel-Good Essay Is Going To Change That

I Hate My Post-Baby Body, And No Feel-Good Essay Is Going To Change That

I do not like my post-baby body. I’ve read every feel-good personal essay about how empowering it is to create life from our bodies and yay women etc etc, and while I totally get it on an intellectual level, I just can’t seem to change my mindset. I used to feel really guilty about this, because you know: I am a feminist! I have two daughters! I want all women to love themselves! More »

10 Real Women Brave Enough To Show Off Their Postpartum Stomach

10 Real Women Brave Enough To Show Off Their Postpartum Stomach

Body image is a major postpartum issue for women of all shapes and sizes. I’ve talked before about how I personally did not love being pregnant, and part of the reason was because I felt so out of control of my body. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder in the past and feel fairly balanced about it today. But still—being forced to gain a minimum of 30 pounds (37, to be exact) ramped up my anxiety. More »

12 Things Much Harder Than Being Pregnant And Getting Your Body Back

12 Things Much Harder Than Being Pregnant And Getting Your Body Back

I wrote a story last week about social surrogacy – using a surrogate without any medical indication. I’m all for it. I think if you have the money to skip the pregnancy part and no desire to experience it – more power to you. I just think there is way too much emphasis put on how “hard” pregnancy is and not enough put on the mundane, every day things that pop up after your kids are born that are way harder than getting your “post baby body” back. More »

Prince George Looks Tired As He Reveals His Post-Birth Body In New Zealand

Prince George Looks Tired As He Reveals His Post-Birth Body In New Zealand

I know we must make some concessions due to the fact that he had just landed after a 30 hour flight, but I cannot be the only one who is thinking that Prince George, son of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and third in line to the throne looks a bit exhausted in these images. It’s obvious that he may be in need of a nap, judging by his mussed up hair and the way he clenches his fists as his mother holds him in his arms. More »

The ‘Pregnant Weightlifter’s’ Body Is Back For Everyone To Have An Opinion On

The 'Pregnant Weightlifter's' Body Is Back For Everyone To Have An Opinion On

I wrote about the lovely Lea-Ann Ellison when she posted photographs of herself lifting weights while she was pregnant and people all over the world furrowed their brows and wrung their hands together and exclaimed WHY WON’T SHE THINK OF HER UNBORN BAYBAYYYYYYY even though she was lifting under the care of her trainer and her doctor. Well, Lea-Ann is back and posting amazingly adorable snaps of her new little son Skyler. More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m Finally Done Hating My Post-Baby Body

Anonymous Mom: I'm Finally Done Hating My Post-Baby Body

But one by one, I vowed to love my body. I accepted my freckles, my saggy breasts, my flabby tummy, my chubby thighs, and ugly toes. I accepted every single stretch mark, and there are probably hundreds scattered across my stomach and legs. I made a conscious decision as I passed each body part to no longer tear it down and complain about it. I am going to be happy in my skin, even if there’s more of me to love than I’d prefer. By the end, I was crying again, but for a very different reason. I’ve never felt such relief, like I’d finally gotten rid of a burden that I’ve been carrying around for twelve years. More »

I Had No Problem With ‘Hot Mom’ Maria Kang Until She Admitted To Struggling With Bulimia

I Had No Problem With 'Hot Mom' Maria Kang Until She Admitted To Struggling With Bulimia

When “hot mom” Maria Kang asked the question What’s your excuse? in regards to how fit we’re all managing to keep ourselves – I wasn’t pissed. I thought, Good for you for looking that awesome after three kids. My excuse is – I don’t have one. I need to try harder to lose my baby weight. I need to eat less an move more. Whatever. I’m just happy I haven’t slipped back into any of the unhealthy rituals I had when I struggled with an eating disorder for over a decade. More »