It’s Time to Let Go of the Fear

On Biloxi, MS beach

My whole life was ahead of me in 2008. I owe it to her to let go of my fears and really live to my fullest potential.

There’s something that I am afraid of. I’m not talking Continue Reading…

I’m Taking the She Sweats Summer Challenge!

After many months of fighting a postpartum mood disorder and having my antidepressant turn me into a human inflatable, I am very excited to announce that I am starting the She Sweats Summer Challenge through He and She Eat Clean! The Summer Challenge is 16 weeks long. I’ll start Continue Reading…

Hubster Just Made My Day

I’ve been feeling bad about myself lately (stupid Zoloft). What we need to remember is that our loved ones will love us no matter what.

I’m up really early this morning. C climbed into bed with us at 5am and wouldn’t stop rubbing my face. So after he fell back asleep I Continue Reading…

Weight Gain From Antidepressants and Adjusting to the Body Image Consequences

I make no secret of the fact that I took antidepressants for PPD/PPA/PPOCD when C was a baby, and I chose to start them again at the end of my pregnancy with Baby Jo. There’s a dark side to my experience with them that I haven’t shared before, because Continue Reading…

My Postpartum Body Image

I was one of the many women applauding Kate Middleton showing off her postpartum bump on the way home from having baby George. But recently I was feeling bad about myself when she “debuted” her post-baby body. She looked stunning – as always! – and I Continue Reading…

Be Enough Me: Looking in the Mirror

This week’s Just.Be.Enough Be Enough Me prompt was, “When I look in the mirror…”


This weekend, we celebrated my son’s 1st birthday.  I hated most of the pictures of myself from that day.  I saw the extra pounds around my waist that I’ve been struggling to get Continue Reading…

A Struggle With Body Image

I’m kind of nervous to put this “out there,” because I’ve always kept my struggles with body image and weight very quiet.  But I realize that I’m not the only woman with this inner battle, so I’ve decided to just own it.

I’ve never been one of those women Continue Reading…

Postpartum Body

Ugh…I didn’t want it to get warm so quickly.  I don’t have anything to wear!

I’m in this “in-between” phase for clothing options and it is not fun!  I have a pair of maternity jeans from early in my pregnancy that I’ve been wearing, but they Continue Reading…

Badonkadonks Anonymous

The other day, I pulled on a pair of maternity jeans that I hadn’t worn in a week or two only to discover that they were a bit tight in the behind.  There hasn’t been any other change in the way my other pants fit, so I don’t know if my butt is Continue Reading…

Wii Fit

I think that Wii Fit should have an “I’m pregnant” option in order to save the self esteem of pregnant women everywhere.  Tonight I started my body test and it first asked me if I’ve noticed my stomach getting firm!  Now that part was pretty Continue Reading…

Nightmares and OBs

Going back to body image, this is what I have nightmares about before my appointments with my OBGYN: “Little Mama Jama, you gained 10 pounds since your last appointment.  That was only four weeks ago.  You need to seriously slow it down before you Continue Reading…

Bra Shopping

I had no choice any longer. I was down to one bra that fit without hurting. I just can’t keep these suckers contained anymore! Off I went…to the lingerie department. Looking around to make sure no one I knew was in sight, I made my way over to Continue Reading…