Thank you SO much for this site! My skin had stretched so thin while pregnant that people could literally see my babies’ knuckles & fingernails through me. I have stretch marks across my belly that run all the way around the sides. I have them in my upper arms, around each of my breasts, and down my thighs.

I have learned to accept them. It’s taken years, but I now see each & every one of them as “battle scars” to be worn proudly. I worked HARD and earned every single one of them, and nobody is ever going to make me feel anything but proud of them again. I am a mother of two and this is my belly at 6 years, 5 months postpartum.


4 thoughts on “Homeschoolmama

  • Friday, July 14, 2006 at 10:37 pm

    Your “battle scars” look like a sun emerging from flames – they are actually really beautiful – it looks like a really cool tattoo. Thanks for sharing!

  • Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 4:29 am

    Your stretch marks look like art to me. Like a cross between henna and a tattoo…but softer and more willowy. Be proud.

  • Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 7:03 pm

    I love your belly !~

  • Monday, July 17, 2006 at 8:08 am

    Damn right! Wear them proudly, beautiful mama!

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