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My Own Ramblings

A brief update and something EXCITING!

I exist. I maybe ceased existing for a little while there dealing with heavy anxiety and a little depression on the side. But I exist again. I hope. School has started so I am ultra busy now but I will do my best to stay up to date here and with our various places on [...]

Categories: In the Media, My Own Ramblings, News

I stumbled across this picture the other day on Facebook and shared it there, but I wanted to share it here, too. SOAM is inherently a feminist website, which makes it a political website, but I sometimes hesitate to get too overtly political here because so many of the women here hold such varying views [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News

Keep Supporting SOAM

Over the years here at SOAM we have had more then 2,500 entries. I've heard feedback from many women about how the site has helped them either through sharing their own story, or just by browsing the diverse stories we already have here. Right now submissions are low and I'm asking for your help to [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

Well, I did not actually go to the Con itself because passes are expensive and next to impossible to get even if I could afford it. But as the Con overflows the convention center more and more each year, all of Downtown San Diego winds up hosting a ton of free events so I went [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

5 Lessons I’ve Learned from SOAM

This post originally appeared on Surrender Dorothy. When my daughter was born fifteen years ago, I was utterly unprepared for the extent of physical changes that would come along with the pregnancy. Afterwards, I felt torn between the awe and pride I should have been feeling for what my body did, and the shame I [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

A couple of weeks ago, SOAM had our #redefiningsupermom gathering here in San Diego. My friend Heidi came and took some awesome photos of us, showing our bellies, wearing our capes, being just generally super. (By, the way, PLEASE take a look at Heidi's incredible Homeless Humans of San Diego Facebook page, she does a [...]

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, My Own Ramblings, News, Redefining Supermom

Moms have so much pressure on them to be perfect all the time and I'm so done with that. I'm done trying to meet these unspoken standards. I'm done trying to fight the double standards. I'm just done. I'm taking back imperfect. Imperfect bodies, imperfect parenting, imperfect lives. That's what we need to strive for. [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News, Redefining Supermom

The Past and Future of SOAM

So I turned 39 this week. I don't think 39 is old at all, and I have no problem with growing older anyway, but boy does it feel weird. Maybe it's weirder because I am currently an undergrad going to school with kids born the year I graduated high school. Most of the time it [...]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I am not usually the resolution type. This year I have chosen a word of the year to focus on (it's "nourish" and you can read more about that here), and I'm also working on a daily moment to meditate on happiness (posting as zebrabelly on instagram under the tag #findinghappy2017 if [...]

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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 [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News