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The Best Reason to Love Our Bodies

Dina L. Relles | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

Our bodies don't stay the same; of course they don't. They evolve, they show signs of a life lived, a life loved. As they should. They bear witness to where we've been, that we've been. They are like maps that tell the tale of our time, our travels.

An Open Letter To My Breasts

Naomi Elana Zener | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Naomi Elana Zener

Finally, I'm ready to accept you, my healthy baby-feeding friends. Although you don't look the same, I'm not going to trade you in for a younger-looking model, like a man might.

You Can't Suck It in for Eight Hours

Lynn Morrison | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I do not feel confident in my swimsuit. I do, however, feel confident that if I stand just the right way, with my butt cheeks angled out to sea and my arms crossed to draw all attention to my boobs, I can almost look skinny. Probably not supermodel skinny, but certainly MILF-worthy.

The 10 Minutes That Make Me a Better Mom

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Those 10 minutes make me feel like a real person -- an individual who is part of society. And, like my mother pointed out, those 10 minutes allow me to return to my demanding job while feeling good about myself.

4 Truths About Our Post-Baby Bodies

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

Beauty abounds in the most unexpected places, making the minor and mundane suddenly magnificent. The trick is to include yourself in this expanded version of beauty.

What Postpartum Moms Really Need

Sarah Bregel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

Everyone talked about the baby bliss, the love I'd feel, the joy, the natural instincts. And while I certainly felt those things, I also felt depleted, overwhelmed, exhausted and utterly alone.

Cindy Crawford: New Moms Shouldn't Focus On Losing Weight

Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.28.2014 | OWN

Cindy Crawford's body is one of the lynchpins of her uber-successful modeling career, which is why it might come as a surprise that the beauty gave he...

Dear Tabloids: Kim Kardashian's Body Didn't Go Anywhere

Jenny Witte | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Jenny Witte

During her entire pregnancy, I'm pretty sure her body was present and accounted for. She was, in fact, using that body to create another human life, so how did she "get it back," and from where?

The Truth About The Post-Baby Body

Lynn Morrison | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I see the endless chatter from women about the post-baby body. Apparently I have one of two choices, embrace it or beat it into submission. The truth is, like many women, I can't be bothered to do either.

Body Shaming, More or Less

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Sara Esther Crispe

Tell a young woman that she is beautiful when she is under 100 lbs. and see just how willing she will be to watch that scale tip. Remind her of how thin she is every time you see her, and she will do anything in her power to remain that way.

Since When Did Pregnancy Become a Competitive Sport?

Katie Morford | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Katie Morford

New moms have enough on their plates without the added pressure to be supermodel-slim straight out of the delivery room.

Jessica Simpson Shuts Down Post-Pregnancy Fat-Shaming

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Jessica Simpson is the latest celebrity mom to speak out against the culture of post-pregnancy fat-shaming. Redbook magazine featured Simpson on th...

Fashion Faux Mas: 10 Reasons Moms Dress Like Crap

Amy Wruble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Amy Wruble

Considering the collection of moist and disgusting things typically found in a mom's bag (cracker crumb lint, half-eaten banana, leaky sippy cup, used wipes and worse), her best bet is a diaper bag or waterproof tote. Clutches, I hardly knew ya.

My Celebrity Pregnancy Friends Are Bringing Me Down

Claire Zulkey | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Claire Zulkey

I'm a little annoyed with my celebrity pregnancy friends. Drew Barrymore, Megan Fox and Kristin Cavallari were all knocked up at the same time I was and are now onto their second children without even discussing it with me first.

How to Get Instant Six-Pack Abs MINUTES After Having a Baby

Tony Posnanski | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

I think that four days is way too long for any mother to wait for six-pack abs. As a weight loss inspiration and motivator, I would like to share with everyone a very easy way to have six-pack abs right after having a baby. It is very easy to obtain, but might be hard to maintain.

A Thank You Letter To My 'Mom Body'

Babble.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Babble.com

Thank you for all of the wonderful endorphins and hormones you released to help me labor, birth and then bond with my daughter. Thank you for helping me to feed her with milk that you made.

Your Time of the Month: A Cause for Celebration

Naama Bloom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Naama Bloom

As pre-pubescents, we wait for this mysterious visitor. In our twenties, we pray we get it each month because we want confirmation that we're not pregnant. Then we hit our 30s, and many of us are trying to get pregnant. It's no wonder we have a love/hate relationship with our periods.

Every Mother Counts: A Mother of a Certain Age

Jeanne Faulkner | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
Jeanne Faulkner

As I see younger mothers going through attempts to "get their body back," I wish I could tell them not to be so hard on themselves. I kick myself for ever doubting the beauty of my 15, 20 or 25-year-old stomach, pre-baby.

Why I Really Hold Onto My Pre-Mom Jeans

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

I fit into my self better than I ever fit into my Prague jeans. I fit into this house and this family and this story we're living of tired parents who glory in the quiet beauty of waking up beside boys who have pretzeled themselves in between us under cover of dreams.

Redbook's Crazy Cover Reveal: A New Mom Who Hasn't Lost All the Weight

Jill Herzig | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents
Jill Herzig

How did we get to this ridiculous place, where losing the baby weight is a competitive sport followed by millions?

Exclusive: There Is More To Motherhood Than A Post-Baby Bod

Kate Spencer | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Kate Spencer

Our cultural conversation about pregnancy, birth and motherhood is way off from what the actual experience is. And it's hurting women.

WATCH: What She Admits About Women In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.31.2013 | Women

We've always liked Busy Philipps, who stars on "Cougar Town" on TBS and was also once called "the perfect friend" to her BFF Michelle Williams. Now we...

Mamarazzi® With Elisabeth Rohm

Denise Albert | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Denise Albert

Have you ever felt like you had a broken body? Do you talk about it? Actress Elisabeth Rohm opens up about motherhood and body image in her new book, Baby Steps, and we had a chance to talk to her about it.

What My 4-Year-Old Taught Me About Beauty

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Brittany Gibbons

My daughter is beautiful and smart and funny and graceful and witty and brilliant, and for four years, I nodded my head in agreement with every Joe off the street who told me she is exactly like me... when I thought exactly none of those things about myself.

Stop Telling Me I Should Focus On Getting My Old Body Back

Kate Fridkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

I need to get my body back from all of these other people and their opinions about what exactly it should be doing and how it should be looking at any given moment. It is mine, and we are on an adventure.