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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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

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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