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How did your body REALLY change after giving birth?

I know that I can expect my body to change after giving birth — it’s kind of obvious to me that growing a human, gaining 30-60lbs, and then pushing a human out of my body will do that. But I want to know the nitty-gritty: how does your body REALLY change?

7 tips for helping your child focus on their health — not the number on the scale

Throughout my elementary years I was a pudgy kid. By the time my lingering baby fat had fallen off I had learned to think of myself as overweight, unattractive, and lazy. I wore layers to hide my body, never went swimming in a group, and was a chronic dieter until my early twenties when I essentially stopped eating altogether. I eventually climbed out of that hole but here I am at twenty-six and I find myself feeling like that fat kid all too easily.

How can I talk to my tween sister about breasts and other body parts?

I’m not a mom, but I’m getting lots of practice while helping raise my nieces and cousins and by living with my twelve-year-old sister, Angela. Angela is on the cusp of puberty and doesn’t really have a parent to talk to — my mom sent her to live with us, and my dad isn’t much use for gender-specific troubles. I’m stepping up to the plate, but am being confronted with some sticky situations.

Being pregnant is changing my body and I LOVE IT

Before I got pregnant, I really didn’t like my body. I thought I was fat, thought I wasn’t good enough, you know… things a lot of young girls and women deal with. I gained weight and got stretch marks, and that sent me into a deep dark place of self loathing and despair that I wasn’t beautiful anymore.

How does your family handle non-sexual nudity?

I’m curious how other families feel about nudity at home. My husband and I frequently walk around the house in various states of undress, but now that our child is a year old we’ve been wondering when we’re “supposed” to cover up, or if we even need to. I’d love to hear how other folks handle this!

Coping with changes in my aging mothering body

When I searched on the internet, my suspicion was confirmed — age and childbirth are the leading causes of varicose veins in women. They don’t affect your health, are painful for some, and of course, don’t look very pretty.

The myth of the “pre-baby body”

Jessica is a mama-to-be who’s not at ALL ashamed of her pre, present, and upcoming post-pregnancy body — and you shouldn’t be, either.

How I started to love my stretch marks

STRETCH MARKS! The bane of many a pregnant woman’s existence. It only took Cindy approximately one hour to love hers.