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A Comment Left Today by Rosie

Rosie just left this comment on an entry from a few days ago. I love it so much I want to marry it. I found myself nodding along with her the entire time, it’s so true to everything I believe that I decided to post it here as an entry of its own. (Paragraph separations [...]

Categories: Collaborative, My Own Ramblings, News, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement

Why Do We Treat Ourselves With Hate?

I’ve noticed a certain sort of recurring comment here at SOAM. It goes something like, “Wow, mama, you look GREAT! Your boobs/belly/bum looks way better than mine – I look like crap and I’m much farther postpartum/younger/had fewer kids than you did.” This comment starts off lovely and supportive but quickly turns dark and self-abusive. [...]

Categories: Body Image, Collaborative, My Own Ramblings, News

Your Body, Part 2

Now that you’ve shared what you would change about your body, I want to know what you LIKE about your body. What parts do you find most beautiful and why? UPDATE: Closing comments now. Thanks for sharing!

Categories: Collaborative, Old News

Your Body

You’ve found your Fairy Godmother and she wants to know how you would change your body if you could. Would it be your belly? Something unrelated to childbirth – like your nose? Would you change nothing? Share your wishes in the comments below. UPDATE: I am closing comments to the entry now. Thank you for [...]

Categories: Collaborative, Old News

A Week of Thanks – Thursday

And before I get to it, I should add how very thankful I am to every one of you readers. Those who contribute, who pass on the link, who read and are changed, those who e-mail me your gratitude. You all have changed my life, contributed to my own growth in accepting myself and my [...]

Categories: Collaborative

Week of Thanks – Tuesday

I am thankful for my flabby belly that gave me 5 beautiful children. Who in turn have given me a lifetime of love and happiness as well as my beautiful granddaughters! -Christine ~*~*~*~*~*~ My 3rd child will be 3 months old tomorrow. In the shower this morning I was looking down at my deformed stomach [...]

Categories: Collaborative

A Week of Thanks – Monday

(I really intended to do this earlier – I mean there are parts of the United States where it is not even Monday anymore – but last week got so very busy and I am only now beginning to catch up!) ~*~*~*~*~ Strangely, I am now thankful for the “baby pouch” that hangs in the [...]

Categories: Collaborative

Giving Thanks

Here in the US we are gearing up for our biggest harvest feast. While traditional images of pilgrims and cornucopias permeate decorations everywhere I go, I would like to take this a bit deeper this year and encourage myself – and you – to look at the so-called flaws in my body and consider them [...]

Categories: Collaborative, Old News

Happy Birthday, SOAM!!

Three years ago today, I created the first post for this website. I agonized over whether this idea would succeed or if it would fall flat on its face. I begged my friends to submit photos and to pass the word on. And then within a month, I was receiving thousands of hits daily, had [...]

Categories: Collaborative, News, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement

Marks of Life (Shi)

~Your Age: 25 ~Number of pregnancies and births: 2 at time of writing this, currently now have three! ~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: at the time my boys were 2.5 and 1 month old. They are now almost 5, 2.5, and 7months I wrote this back when you had [...]

Categories: Activism, Body Image, Collaborative, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions