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Frumpy and Angry! (Anonymous)

June 23, 2014

Im 22 and have a 3 year old daughter… she wasn’t at all planned.. but my ex wasn’t a very nice person either, I do not regret her she I my world! See this relationship was horrible I was like a possession not a equal human being, I was treat like dirt hit and often made to do sexual things I did not want to.. I never had money to spend on my self such as new clothes or a hair cut..not even a chocolate bar!! As all my money went on his habbit..I suffered from severe depression before I fell pregnant I hated the world I hated myself.. I hated people that I thought should automatically know something [...] Continue Reading…

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First Time Mum (Anonymous)

June 18, 2014

Im a 24 year old first time Mum to a beautiful 3 month old baby boy but Im struggling to come to terms with my new Mummy body!!! I have had one pregnancy and all went well, with a healthy baby born 2 days before due date.

I lost about 20 pounds in the first 2 weeks and I felt great – since then I’ve stayed the same weight and I feel disgusting. I hate my wobbly belly and my chunky thighs, my stretch marks – which are everywhere. I felt beautiful when I was pregnant (despite the 3 stone weight gain) and now I feel like a monster. I want to feel comfortable so I can just enjoy [...] Continue Reading…

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This is Me (Anonymous)

June 16, 2014

Age: 25
Number of pregnancies/births: 1
Child’s age: 5

I’ve been debating a submission to SOAM for a long time. What vulnerability! I’m no longer a new mother, but the message of this site is very deeply important to me.

I got pregnant at 19- our heads in the clouds, neither of us having anything to our names but hopeless romanticism. He moved in with my mom and I, and we carried on in our little haven above the garage.

My pregnancy was a dream. Aside from a little sciatica and heartburn, I was generally comfortable and happy, somehow avoiding stretchmarks until at least 8 months, wearing heels to work up to the week of my due date. I felt like I could take [...] Continue Reading…

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