Wednesday, September 23, 2020

I’m Years from Motherhood and I’m Already Sick of Post-Baby Weight Loss Stories

By Catherine Weingarten–“Sexy, post-pregnancy body” articles don’t just affect pregnant women and mothers. This is my story of learning how to be critical of these messages and think for myself. Growing up, I was an avid trashy magazine reader. Okay, I’ll admit that I still read them, but in a more distanced way. There was […]

Ribbon Cutting Time — How Sex Shapes Our Body Image and Self-Esteem

There’s an epidemic going on, of young women who hate their bodies, including those who starve themselves and cut themselves. I wonder about the connection between this and a girl’s first sexual experience. How does sex shape our body image and self-esteem? I’m quite sure there is a strong connection. I’m working with the parent […]

Jessica, if you are listening… “Your body is perfect, just as Maxwell!”

As many know Jessica Simpson gave birth to her first child last week, Maxwell Drew Johnson. Baby Maxwell, whose name has drawn harsh criticism (as if anyone’s opinion matters but mommy and daddy), was born at a beautifully healthy and hearty 9 lbs. 13 oz. 21 ¾. Maxi would be considered a larger baby when […]

Today Show’s Comments about Jessica Simpson: “She’s Pretty Fat”

This guest post graciously submitted by Sarah Biskobing, RD.  It seems as though once again, Jessica Simpson is under the microscope when it comes to her weight. This time, she is being criticized for being too heavy while being pregnant. Apparently, Jessica has gained around 40 pounds so far during her pregnancy. Dr. Nancy Snyderman […]

When Your Body Is Not The Norm

April 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Featured, Pregnancy

Obviously many of us here are used to living in bodies that are outside the perceived “norm” (if we want to avoid even trying to define what the “norm” is anyway).  But there are times when our bodies seem to intersect. For example, it’s generally assumed that all brides will try to lose weight.  It’s […]

What is causing my Hair Loss?

March 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Pregnancy

Hair loss isn’t a straightforward condition and there can be many reasons for the thinning or shedding of hair. However, once you know the reason you can do one of three things: 1)Find a solution to your hair loss, in the form of medication or hair transplant treatments. 2)Hide your hair loss, with wigs, weaves […]

The MILF, her Post-Pregnancy Body, and Existential Angst

December 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image, Media Literacy, Pregnancy

This guest post provided by Dr. Dana from It’s hard to get through a week without reading about a celebrity who has recently given birth and—ta dah!—dropped all those pesky pounds to get her pre-baby body back.  Like three days after giving birth. We seem to find joy in the idea that celebrities actually […]

Eating disorders: pregnancy and beyond, tell your story!

August 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Mindfulness, Pregnancy

This article by Heidi_Psy.D brought back memories for me, a former eating disordered person (now healthy mom of two age 8 and 10!). JOIN IN! TELL US WHAT YOU FACED (AND HOPEFULLY CONQUERED) DURING PREGNANCY REGARDING BODY IMAGE. You’re thinking about having your first baby, and are focusing not of your bundle of joy but […]

Introducing Nathaniel Martin

May 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Pregnancy

Our very own contributor Candice (aka Bookish Penguin) gave birth to her first child Nathaniel Martin. He was born on May 10,  2010 at 9:51am, weighing 8 pounds, 21 inches, and healthy as can be. — Here is Candice in her own words from her blog; Mommy is: crazy happy, incredibly tired (how do you […]

I’m Pregnant, I’m Fat – and I’m Okay

March 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Pregnancy

This week I got smacked around by an article.  And I’m talking back. In Kim Brooks’ article “I’m pregnant, I’m fat and I hate it” on, Ms. Brooks takes aim at fat over and over again.  I can usually let one ignorant comment or statement slide (although I probably shouldn’t) but this article enraged […]

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