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All (Karli)

All by Karli I am 26 years old, divorced, with two daughters ages 4 and 7. I am proud to be a mother, and proud to be a woman. Originally posted here. * * * * Standing naked in front of the mirror, I started with my toes. I love you, toes, I said. I [...]

Categories: No Photos (Story Only), Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Reader’s Favorite, Submissions

Postpartum Beauty (Anonymous)

From the time I was 13 years old, and experienced my first stretch mark on my suddenly grown breasts, I have been ashamed of my body. I was a chubby teenager who would hide my body under large sweatshirts and jeans even in the dead of summer so that no one could see my rolls [...]

Categories: Breastfeeding, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Reader’s Favorite, Submissions

There is Beauty in My Flaws (Melissa)

so here is a picture of my two sons and myself…my lovely tummy after the damage of having two children in under a year..exactly 11 months to the day apart to be literal. To my boys, I am the most beautiful mommy in the whole world and when they ask me about my stretch marks [...]

Categories: Belly, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Reader’s Favorite, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

Love Your Belleh!

FANTASTIC YouTube video:

Categories: Belly, Reader’s Favorite

I have been overweight my whole entire life. I always joke that the “thinnest” Ive ever been was at birth – 6 lbs. Funny, but true. At one point, I got up over 400 lbs. Then I made a decision that changed my life completely. I had lap-band weight loss surgery in Dec. 2005. The [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Infertility, Plus-Sized Mom, Pregnant, Reader’s Favorite, Submissions

Triplet Belly

This is a timeline of my belly from 7 weeks through 36 weeks, 3 months post partum, and my babies at 6 weeks old. I gave birth, at home, to my three beautiful babies at 37 weeks. Though this pregnancy changed by body forever, I loved every minute of it. Being a mom of triplets [...]

Categories: Belly, Homebirth, Postpartum, Pregnant, Reader’s Favorite, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Triplets