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Stretch Marks

Why I Don't Want to Lose My Stretch Marks

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

As our hearts ache, I can remember that for nine months, he grew within me. My heartbeat was his lullaby. He was safe, and he was already so loved. My body bears the signs and screams out he was here. He was here. He was here.

The Body-Positive Photo That Got This Mom Kicked Off Instagram

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents

When Hannah Moore posted a photo of her pregnancy stretch marks on Instagram, she did not expect it to be reported as offensive. "I don't know why...

My Stretch Marks Don't Define Me

Toni Hammer | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

I love my stretch marks, because they are a constant reminder of who I am. But they are only a part of what defines me. I am so much more than a mom. I am a woman, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a wife, a thinker, a writer, a deep feeler, a dreamer, a doer.

Why The 'Body-Positive' Lammily Doll Is Anything But

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Style
Nikki Gloudeman

I hate to criticize Lammily -- the new "normal" looking doll for little girls -- as challenging the all-mighty Barbie and her size negative-four standards is a commendable act. That said... I'm about to criticize Lammily.

This Instagram Account Wants To Celebrate Your Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.14.2014 | Women

A new Instagram account, @LoveYourLines, is beautifully celebrating women's stretch marks. The account was started by two East Coast moms, who ask...

I May Have Stretch Marks, But I'm Still A Sexpot

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Don't apologize for your wrinkles, your opinion, your thighs, your voice, your cellulite, or your past. Just shut up about, you sexy thang, and celebrate by living.

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.

How I Learned To Love My Stretch Marks

Literally, Darling | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women
Literally, Darling

Regardless of if and when I lose the weight, these pink tattoos from that year will never go away. Even if I become a ripped, svelte version of myself, the permanent marks of the toughest period of transition in my life will remain a constant reminder of the insecure and desperate-for-fulfillment girl that got me the marks in the first place.

Why Stretch Marks May Not Be Within Your Control

Posted 08.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Stretch marks might have a genetic basis, new research suggests. The research, published as a letter to the editor in the Journal of Investigative...

Get Sexy Summer Skin: 5 Natural Solutions To The Most Common Body Skin Problems

Kristen Ma | Posted 07.28.2013 | Style
Kristen Ma

Summer is fast approaching and that means it's time to breakout our warm weather wardrobe. Unfortunately problems like back blemishes and stretch marks can make some of us a bashful about baring our body skin.

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.

Lena Dunham and My Belly Button

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 05.20.2013 | Entertainment
Shannon Sutherland

If you feel insecure about your belly button, take some time to think about what your belly really is and who it connects you to.

Amber Rose Smooth As Silk

Posted 01.31.2013 | Celebrity

Amber Rose is no stranger to Twitter. In fact, that's how she met her fiance, Wiz Khalifa, in 2010. And now that she's pregnant, she quite frequently ...

The Fight I Never Thought We'd Have

Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.30.2013 | Weddings
Anna Almendrala

I thought I'd identified all the potential problems in our marriage, but there was one issue I wasn't prepared for.

PHOTOS: This Is What Real Moms' Bodies Look Like

CT Working Moms | Posted 08.01.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

What if we truly loved and appreciated all that our bodies did to help bring our children into the world?

Jessica Simpson And The Acceptable 'Shape' Of Modern Motherhood

Clare Winterton | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Clare Winterton

As Jessica Simpson celebrates the birth of a healthy baby, the media is already salivating about her post-baby weight-loss regime. It's time to pause and ask where our obsession with eradicating the physical evidence of pregnancy has come from.2012-05-02-pullquote1.jpg

Camouflage Your Skin Imperfections

Svetlana Feller | Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Svetlana Feller

Here are my professional tips on using all-natural spray tanning and self-tanning bronzers to quickly and effectively camouflage skin imperfections and skin disorders, making you feel more beautiful and confident in your skin and yourself.

Miranda Kerr: 'I Didn't Have Any Aims To Get Back In Shape'

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 02.24.2012 | Style

If having a stunning body, gorgeous celeb husband (cough, Orlando Bloom) and adorable baby weren't enough, Miranda Kerr has given women worldwide one ...

Angelina Jolie Uncensored -- But Not Unairbrushed!

Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leslie Goldman

Photoshopping pregnant women for magazines presents an unrealistic portrayal of pregnancy that could make everyday pregnant women feel badly about their own bods

Stretch Marks: Fashion Accesory or Faux Pax?

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Here's something you don't see very often in our Photoshopped, airburshed and Dermablended world: stretch marks. And not just a couple discreetly tuc...