Tag: body image

In Defense of Jessie James Decker: Why I DON’T Think She...

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On Sunday, I learned something new. I learned who Jessie James Decker is, and here I am, just a few days later, coming to...

I Am Ashamed of My Stomach: A Mom Reflects

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  My daughter leads with her belly. I’ve spent the past thirty years sucking mine in. She’s just about at that age this process will...

My Daughter Is Worried That She’s Fat

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My daughter was crying one night. What was wrong? She was worried that she is fat. I was shocked that a nine-year-old would worry about...

My Husband Brings Out My Body Issues – Life Just Isn’t...

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As a mom, I have plenty of body issues. Unfortunately, my husband often brings out my insecurities. Don't get me wrong. My husband is wonderfully...

Body Confidence: Teaching my Toddler When I Am Not Always Confident

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“You ding dong,” I said offhandedly to my mother as we walked through a store with my two-year-old daughter tagging along. Almost immediately, my...

Please, Stop Telling Me to Love My Body

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I personally want the world to stop telling me to love my body. Spoiler alert: I don’t currently love my body. I do love my...

Why I’ve Chosen Strong over Skinny

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Spring is here! I lace up my shoes and rush out the door where I am met with the pleasant feeling of warm sunshine on...

Barbie Didn’t Teach Me About Body Image

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You probably heard that Mattel came out with three new body types for Barbie in addition to the “Original.” These new types are supposed...

Please Stop Body-Shaming My Baby Girl

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My baby girl is barely four months old, but she's already the size of a six month old. She weighs about eighteen pounds. At her last...

Exercising While Fat

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I never considered hiking, kickball, horseback riding, or swimming to be exercise. They were just things I did, as a kid, and how I had fun....

Try, Try, Try: Why Do I Keep Trying to Be Beautiful?

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I stress over the spots on my face where the foundation's coverage makes no impact. My thoughts swirl for hours after those pants won't...

Body After Babies :: Am I Broken?

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He was born on the couch in my living room.  I had wanted a VBAC.  In my mind it was planned perfectly with me...

Body After Babies :: Send Yourself Some Love…

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Send yourself some love...because life is too damn short to worry about your cellulite! My relationship with my thighs has always been rocky. Even when my...

Body After Babies: A Letter to My Daughters

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Dear Nora and Maggie, I want to start this letter by reminding you all just how much I love you. I know I tell you...