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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
You probably saw this photo of this professor last week on the internet. A student in one of his classes in Israel had to bring her baby to class, and when the baby started fussing, she made to leave, but her professor took the baby and soothed him and continued teaching. Which is amazing. I [...]
Motherhood changes a person internally and externally. The current societal standards do not accept the outward changes, and they don't understand the inward ones. To become a mother is to change a person as much as metamorphosis changes a caterpillar into a butterfly. We become unrecognizable. We become beautiful. Many times motherhood begins with a [...]
Found this on the wall at my doctor's office.
~TIAW on Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook. ~SOAM on Twitter and Facebook. ~Participate here on SOAM. Around the Web: ~18 Inventions By Women that Changed the World ~This woman refused to remove her birthmark. And you know what? She's gorgeous just as she is. ~This photo was removed from Instagram despite not breaking any rules. Why? [...]