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Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

I got this message on Facebook today from a mama. So much strength and love to all of you mamas who are going through this or know someone who has. Lifting you up. Today October 13th is Metastatic Beast Cancer Awareness Day. I'm a mother. I breastfed 2 children. I have stretch marks and saggy [...]

Categories: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Mothers with Health Complications, News, No Photos (Story Only)

The Mid Drift Trailer is Here!

YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS. YOU. GUYS. This is gonna be so awesome. I wrote a little about it here, but the trailer was just released (in time for labor day! har!) so go check it out. A few months ago, the mama in the picture above, contacted me and asked if I wanted to collaborate [...]

Categories: Mid Drift Movement, News

I Love You Guys, Okay?

I've been struggling this week with negativity and feeling like people in general are forgetting to listen to others and care about how they feel. I think it's so important to remember to have empathy for others - I would argue that it might even be the ultimate purpose of our lives here on earth, [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

Exciting News!

A few months ago I was contacted by a woman named Angie Sonrode about a documentary she is working to create all about body image after motherhood. I was thrilled to be asked to join them in whatever small capacity I can. After talking with Angie on the phone I was not only excited to [...]

Categories: Mid Drift Movement, My Own Ramblings, News

OH FACEBOOK, YOU CRAZY WEBSITE, YOU. (FYI, trigger warning for sexually inappropriate comments.) So this woman has been the subject of controversy. Internet commenters (a.k.a. assholes) have accused her of lying, so she bared her stomach for all and showed the world the extra skin she has left from the weight she lost. I applaud [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News

A message to our community

Nine years ago when I started this website, it was the only thing like it on the web. It exploded beyond my wildest dreams and within a month I was getting calls from the London Guardian to do a story on it. Over the years SOAM has reached thousands (at least) of new moms every [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

Happy Birthday, SOAM!

I can't believe it's been almost a decade since SOAM began. It's been a wild journey and look how far we've come! Thank you for being a part of it! If you haven't yet, submit your story here.

Categories: News

Daughters Raising Mothers

My mom died almost four years ago. She had a lifetime of problems (that is probably a gross understatement) and she was a very broken person. Ours was a complicated relationship (also a gross understatement). At the time I brought all her journals, notes, letters - every paper that had helped to define her as [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

Get Cliterate!

YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS. YOU. GUYS. Or ladies. OR BOTH! The Huffington Post has this AMAZING piece on the clitoris complete with the history of our knowledge of it, the anatomy of it, and the political aspect of it. Like. Seriously. You need to read this. And then you need to tell all your friends [...]

Categories: Activism, Anatomy, My Own Ramblings, News

and then they exploited the #mombod

After the weird and sexist #dadbod trend, women tried to take back their right to exist just as they are, mom bodies and all. Which is, you know, kinda the thing here at SOAM. So I have been hanging out on Instagram and Twitter in the #mombod tags and for the most part loving the [...]

Categories: Instagram, My Own Ramblings, News