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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

SOAM Newsletter is back!

You can read the latest version here! It's a little update about where I've been, a teaser for some upcoming giveaways (SOAM is about to have a birthday!), and a reminder that we are still raising money for some legal fees to protect the work we do here. Check out the GoFundMe here and the [...]

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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

SOAM NEEDS YOUR HELP!

SOAM GoFundMe Legal Fund, Click Here There is a page on Facebook selling shape wear under the name "The Shape of a Mother" (please do not look it up, I don't want it to get more attention than it already has). I am seeking legal help to retain the integrity of the SOAM name. If [...]

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San Diego mamas! We're gathering on April 30th in person (location TBA) to share community, discussion, and to take a group photo of us, bellies bared, capes donned. These types of gatherings are deeply healing and empowering. I hope to see you there! More info at our Facebook page or at the #redefiningsupermom link above.

Categories: Activism, 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 [...]

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Go vote!

Some elections I do get more political, but this time around I'm just going to post this. Mamas, women died for your right to vote. Get out there and make them proud. Together we can change the world!

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