post-pregnancy

My Post-Pregnancy Body Doesn't Feel Like It's Mine Anymore

If I don't start embracing the body I am in, my daughter loses, too. Image: Dahiana Candelo/Unsplash.

I understand that feeling good is far more important than looking good. But it's hard to not get caught up in the frenzy to lose all the baby weight when that's the only thing everyone seems to comment on post-delivery.

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The Mombod Swimsuit Guide

Whatever you decide to put on your body while you are swimming with your family, have fun with it. Image: Thinkstock.

The Internet has told us that instead of selling our wild summer children to a band of traveling performers, we should go swimming with them instead. At a beach or at the pool, your choice. The Internet also told us that us moms should get over our silly body issues and just play! Have fun!

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A Lifelong Love Letter To My Ever-Protruding Belly

I just want to tell you I love you. Image: Thinkstock.

You’ve been with me since birth, Belly. Back then, everyone thought you were the cutest thing ever. Now, I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure my folks used to kiss you and blow raspberries on you the way I now do with my 2-year-old son.

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How I Learned To Love My Mombod

My first pregnancy occurred long before the body-positive Mombod craze.

Ten days after my first due date came and went, I looked in the mirror, screamed, and basically died. Overnight, my stomach and hips had become covered in cherry-pink stretch marks, veining out as if my entire torso had fractured.

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