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Today many websites are going black in protest of two bills currently before Congress. To protect our free access to information, I ask that you take a moment to go to Google and sign your name to this. You can also go to Wikipedia, which has shut down nearly all of its informational pages (give [...]

Categories: Activism, News


I posted this over at Facebook the other night, but haven't had the time to share it here yet. It is fabulous. I have long noticed that it is those interesting bits - what a person might refer to as his or her flaws - which I find the most beauty in. A large nose, [...]

Categories: Activism, Body Image, News, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement

Helping out Mamas in Need

It is humbling to me to step outside of my own brain for a little while and see women who suffer in much more basic and devastating ways than I do. Mothers in Haiti right now are likely not very concerned about what their bellies look like or if they should save for a tummy [...]

Categories: Activism, News


Brigitte, a German magazine is banning all models and using women who represent a wider variety of body sizes and shapes! Dear, United States, please take note.

Categories: Activism, Link, News

Beauty in a Magazine

Thank you, Glamour, for this! She is beautiful. Even more so that someone in corporate got a clue that THIS is what we want (need) to see. Despite the fact that it was such a small photo, I am glad it was printed at all. Next step: bigger photo. (It does make me want to [...]

Categories: Activism, Before Pregnancy, Belly, Body Image, Link, News

Marks of Life (Shi)

~Your Age: 25 ~Number of pregnancies and births: 2 at time of writing this, currently now have three! ~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: at the time my boys were 2.5 and 1 month old. They are now almost 5, 2.5, and 7months I wrote this back when you had [...]

Categories: Activism, Body Image, Collaborative, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

I was alerted to a certain anti-stretch mark article tonight by reader Sara. The author of this article had the gall to break copyright laws and steal my photograph of myself and my baby son which has been featured on this website for nearly three years. I have politely asked her to remove it. I [...]

Categories: Activism, Body Image, My Own Ramblings, News, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement

When a Child Dies

I lived in a sweetly ignorant world before I opened this website - I never knew of a person who had lost a baby. Not here in the US! Not in this day and age of good medical care and awareness of baby safety! I knew it happened, but it was rare - so rare. [...]

Categories: Activism, Child Loss, Link, News

Filming for the Documentary

My friend Lorien (SOAM entry here) speaking her mind towards the end of the day A few weeks ago, I gathered with some other amazing women (around a pool - in January!) to film a segment for a British documentary. Focusing on body image and motherhood, the documentary (currently aiming to air in March in [...]

Categories: Activism, In the Media, News

SMA: We Can Do This! (Submitted Anonymously)

I came across this postcard on post secret As a Mother, it made me cry. I would not ever pretend to understand the pain that must come with being told your child will not make it past 2. I cannot pretend to understand the strength it must take to get through the day.. But I [...]

Categories: Activism, Children with Health Complications