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C-Section Mama, Married 6years to my BFF I was 23 when I got pregnant. Being a very short and active young adult, I’ve always been a wild one at heart. My favorite joy is dancing. I love to just turn the music on and have fun! That was me before pregnancy. Now I’m 24. I’ve [...]

Categories: Before Pregnancy, Belly, Body Image, Breasts, Cesarean, First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions

These Lines (Anonymous)

The marks from my firstborn holding my newest addition close. Sun soaking body positivity. These lines don’t JUST tell the story of OUR journey together. Now, they hold the future of what WE will become within them.

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

This post is a little different, but still so very relevant. It’s not about motherhood specifically, but about the social requirement to look a certain way in order to advance. And while a stay at home mother may not face these same sort of dilemmas because she may not face the same sort of promotions [...]

Categories: Submissions, The Beauty Myth

Submission (Anonymous)

Age: 26 # of pregnancies: 7 pregnancies, 5 live births. Kids Ages: 8, 6, 4, 1.5, 4 months My whole life I have been insecure about my body. I was emotionally abused as a child by one parent and the other parent basically turned the other way and told me to be quiet. This left [...]

Categories: Belly, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Postpartum, Submissions

Age: 27 Number of Pregnancies: 3 I had my first child when I was 18. Before her I had a beautiful body, that I was proud of. (Of course most 18 year olds do) After I had her I had NO idea what i was “supposed” to look like or what it was going to [...]

Categories: Belly, Depression and/or Mental Illness (Unrelated to Pregnancy), Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

A Message Update (Anonymous)

A Message for All Moms That was my message. I have an update. At 30 years old I’ve had another little one. I’m 18 months post partum with my 5th child. My hypothyroid is now under control with natural herbs and diet. I learned to love my body along the way and corrected my diastasis [...]

Categories: Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions, Thyroid Issues, Update

I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and PCOS. I have a healthy BMI. This is my body. Deal with it. I like my stripes. I have a great sex and personal life even as a single Mama. I’m 34 and I’m okay with this photo being shared. I shared my pubic region especially because a lot [...]

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, Mothers with Health Complications, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions

Original post here. I have updated pics of my belly. It’s changed so much. The first 2 pics are February and the last one is back in November.

Categories: African American, Belly, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

Mommy Love (Emily)

Hello my name is Emily, I am 25 years old, and this is my 3 month old son Ethan Jai. Before my pregnancy I was 104. During I was 167. And now I am 130. I love my mommy marks because I wouldn’t have my baby boy without them

Categories: Belly, Breastfeeding, First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions

We are ALL beautiful! (Anonymous)

I am 34 years old, and I have had two children. One by home birth and the other in a hospital, both vaginal delivery. Now 9 and 7 years old. Often I have felt guilty about my body. When I am in a room of other moms I often feel ashamed of “looking good”. I [...]

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