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Favorite Pair of Jeans (Rachel S.)

Reposted by request, originally posted at The Swanson Life I miss those favorite pair of jeans. You know the ones you put on and they feel just right. Comfortable, sexy, and accentuates your figure perfectly. Those sweet little favorites of mine have been hanging in the back of my closet, quietly awaiting the day when [...]

Categories: First Pregnancy, Polyhydramnios, Pregnant, Reader's Favorite, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Twins

Is my vagina ruined? (Anonymous)

It took me awhile to conceive my 1st child, so when I found out I was pregnant I was thrilled. It didn't take long though for my anxiety to set in and for my body issues to only be exasperated by my growing and changing physique. I gained 60 pounds during those 9 months. For [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Postpartum, Reader's Favorite, Submissions, Vulva

Will you choose to love yourself? (Jan)

Age: 26 1 pregnancy, 1 child- a daughter, 19 months. I have posted here before, when my own baby girl (now 19 months) was just eight months old. I was overwhelmed by the encouraging and uplifting comments on my story. Healed by the words of other mothers I didn’t even know. Almost every day I [...]

Categories: First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Reader's Favorite, Submissions

Surfin’ Mama (Gia)

Age: 39 2 boys ages 5 years and 10 months 10 months post partum I have a scar on my calf. It is thin and whitened with age, and every year that passes it fades just a little bit more. That makes me sad, because I love this scar. I loved it even more when [...]

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Reader's Favorite, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Did you know? (Jill)

Previous posts here, here and here. My baby is 20 months old. My body is 20 months postpartum. We had a natural birth. We breastfed for 13 months. I'm 23. ................................................................................................... I didn't know you could "give it 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, etc" and still not be where you want to be. I [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Reader's Favorite, Submissions, Update

Believing My Husband’s Words (Nikki)

Age: 24 7 pregnancies, 2 births Children age: 4 yrs & 15 months I enjoy coming to Bonnie's website because I know, if anything, it gives women a place to be open and honest with themselves. Whether or not a woman takes anything constructive from it is individual. I have seen bodies of women who [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Four or More Pregnancies, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Reader's Favorite, Submissions

Beautiful Figure From Beautiful Boys (Heather)

I was never very secure with my body. Before I became pregnant, I had a beautiful hourglass figure, but of course at the time, I felt ugly and fat. Looking back, I want to slap myself. Although now I feel as if my body has a different type of beauty. Looking at this picture not [...]

Categories: Belly, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Reader's Favorite, Submissions

Of Mothers and Beauty (Michelle L)

Your age: 30 Number of pregnancies and births: 4 -------------- “I hate using maps,” I said to him. Amongst sculptures and artifacts, oil canvases and mixed media, we wandered aimlessly and tirelessly. Hours passed like seconds. Nothing mattered to me but the air that he was breathing. The walls melted in the winter rain falling [...]

Categories: Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Prose, Reader's Favorite, Submissions

Cognitive Dissonance (Eden)

age 33 one birth, 32 months ago I love this photo because it's a hot girl in a bikini and also shows my loose belly skin. I'm surprised by how unselfconscious I feel about that part of me - I'm more inclined to touch it absentmindedly and enjoy how soft it is than to lament [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Reader's Favorite, Submissions

You’re Beautiful to Me (Angela)

~Age: 44 ~Number of pregnancies and births: 2 ~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 14 & 11 years old I find it ironic that I appreciate my body now more than I did when it was a relatively tight little thing in high school. I used to curse what I [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Reader's Favorite, Second Pregnancy, Submissions