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Post-Election Thoughts

Okay, I know I said I wasn't going to get any more political than my last post. But then this week happened. Wow. I am exhausted. Are you? Personally, I am quite liberal. I feel like SOAM is a radical and subversive idea and I think that things which are radical and subversive are, also [...]

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SOAM is in need of submissions! Join us!

Look at these beautiful bellies. All of them different. All of them once home to a brand new human being. How beautiful is that concept? But I would go farther and even say that they are just beautiful at face value. Perfect and beautiful just as they are. This site has meant a lot to [...]

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TEN YEARS

SOAM is officially ten years old. Just about this time of the day, when my big kid was napping, I took a quick picture of my baby and my belly and posted a new blog asking moms to send me their photos of their postpartum bodies. I felt like, if we had a large database [...]

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This is technically off topic for SOAM, but it's relevant to way too many people so I hope you don't mind me sharing this here. Skip to the last paragraph if you want to go directly to the BlogHer post I've written. A few weeks ago I posted this as part of the SOAM Weekly [...]

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Happy Mother's Day to all of you. Happy Mother's Day to the motherless mothers and to those whose mothers are not safe enough to have a relationship with. Happy Mother's Day to those mothers who have lost their babies or who have had trouble conceiving. Happy Mother's Day to all the adoptive and foster mothers. [...]

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Is Feminism Still Relevant?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRSElRTeflM New vlog for you over at our YouTube Account.

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Week 10: Imperfection

(Before I go on, take a second to go and join our mailing list for a chance to WIN FREE THINGS! Also, you know, so you can stay on top of all the awesome stuff happening here at SOAM this year.) (And one more thing - go check out this announcement for details on the [...]

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I did a vlog thing

https://youtu.be/EsLTjfFDuxU In preparation for some bigger things coming up this year, I apparently vlog now, too. Believe me, I'm just as surprised as you are.

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I Love: Not Being Depressed

For this week's #soamweeklyphoto theme of #love my first thought, naturally, was of my children. But I wasn't sure how to encompass all of that emotion and experience of these two small people who have so utterly changed me and capture it all in one meaningful photo. I considered a screencap of me face-timing with [...]

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Week 5: Silhouette

A silhouette is our shadow, but with substance, with ourselves not removed. We can look at our outlines only, at those parts of ourselves which touch the reality that surrounds us. To photograph our silhouette is to focus on the lightness beyond which highlights our own darkness. This might sound like a big downer, but [...]

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