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Possible Issue with Submissions – Have you shared your story?

October 6, 2014

It’s come to my attention that some submissions are not getting through my email and I don’t know how often this is happening. Any time you submit a story, you should ALWAYS get an automatic response telling you that it was received. If you don’t get this, that means I haven’t gotten your email. And I post nearly every story I receive (only stories that are wildly inappropriate don’t get posted and I think I’ve had like two or three ever) so don’t assume that I’ve decided not to post yours. I firmly believe that every woman should be able to share her experience.

So I’m asking here, have you submitted your story and not hear back at all? Let [...] Continue Reading…

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Getting Better (Alice)

October 6, 2014

Age: 34
Pregnancies: 1
Births: 2
Age of children: 14 months

I posted an entry five months ago when I was feeling pretty bad about my body and health post-partum. I gave birth to twins last summer and suffered a prolapse not long after, and was feeling despondent about that and about how much my body had altered. I wanted to post a follow-up to say thank you for all the lovely supportive comments that other women left; they cheered me up immensely! This is a wonderful forum which made me feel much less alone.

I am in such a better place now, both physically and mentally. The girls are sleeping through the night (huge. just huge. I had no idea how much sleep [...] Continue Reading…

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The Camera Adds 15 Pounds (Colleen)

September 29, 2014

Previous post here.

My age: 30
I have two children, aged 5 years, and 22 months.

“The camera adds 15 pounds, you know.”

“What a stupid thing to say,” I always thought. “You look exactly the same in a picture as you do in person. So do I. It must just be something insecure people say so they don’t have to be in photos.”

Then I saw a picture of myself at 176 pounds.

176 pounds. That’s how much I weighed the day my first baby was born, according to the hospital scale. One day shy of 37 weeks pregnant, carrying 6.5 pounds of baby, and flooded with fluid from the IV that had [...] Continue Reading…

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