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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]