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Second Pregnancy

I am 30 years old and I have two children, ages 8 and 6. The story of how I learned to be ok with my body again after kids is a long one. Similar to many on this site. When I became a single woman with children I thought, “No one will ever love or [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Embracing My Body as a Mother (Jessica)

I am a 22 year old mother with 2 babies 12 months apart. After my first was born I had an identity crisis. I looked into the mirror and I didn't know who I was any more, I didn't recognize my body, I was depressed. Then I had my second and one day I realized [...]

Categories: Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Off Balance (Monica)

I had my first boy at 21 and my second at 26. I'm now 28 and still working at loving my body. It's pretty much looked exactly this way since my first child. I'm sometimes unhappy with my breasts, uneven and stretched. I struggle with depression and can be really hard on myself at times. [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

I am 24 years old, I have 2 beautiful little girls - a 2 year old and a 6 month old, and I love them with all my heart and soul. However, I am so disgusted and ashamed of my body that I won't let my husband see me naked. I gained 40 pounds with [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Butt, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

I'm always struggling with accepting my new body. I know we should not dwell on the negative of child birth when the positive is two beautiful girls now 6 and 5. I'm 30 now but still struggling with insecurities. I would love to be this fit mom but with a full time job getting out [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

After my first pregnancy, I was very unhappy with my body. I stopped eating healthy and my weight yo-yoed constantly. When my son was 2 years old, I found out I was pregnant again and I cried. I wasn't ready to add another child to our mess. I was a nervous wreck. I even kept [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Diastasis Recti, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Struggling to Accept My Body (Anonymous)

I have had two beautiful children, an 8 year old and 4 year old. I'm 34 now and I feel like since my second child and since hitting my 30's my body is much different then it used to be. My breasts are much less full and perky and my stomach will never be as [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Two Sets of Twins (Anonymous)

Two sets of twins and I love every mark on me! Blessed so much my kids are so precious to me and have made my life so much more than I could ever imagine xx

Categories: Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Twins

Update (R)

Pervious posts here and here. Age: 34 Number of pregnancies/births: 2 Children are now ages 5 and 6 Since the last post, I had laparoscopic surgery to remove my appendix for appendicitis. This photo is taken 7 weeks post-surgery.

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

Art by Babies (Bonnianne)

This is me. Your SOAM host. This was a big deal for me to share. I wrote a little bit about it on Instagram: I created SOAM almost ten years ago and I don't think I've ever felt as naked as I do right now in sharing this photo. And I'm pretty sure I've actually [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, My Own Ramblings, News, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions