Article originally published in The View In Lake Country, July 2017
I’m standing in the shower staring forlornly in the mirror, lifting and flattening my belly in an attempt to remember what it looked like four years ago, before babies.
There’s a tight white scar that marks the place where my c-section incision was, and my flesh over it is soft, like the half deflated balloon wasting away in my kids’ room. Thin silver stretch marks crisscross around my belly button, which was once tight and high, and is now of sunken and soft.
There are days when I look at this body and don’t recognize it. That’s how profound the change has been since before babies. If someone put my headless body in a suspect lineup and said, “Which one is yours?” I would never point to it. Literally never. Read full story here
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I get the excited phone call just after lunch: Baby is here! And of course the inevitable condensed version of the labour: No interventions. I want to give them a high five. I’m crying with happiness. But a part of me is also feeling like shit. Read more
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From splash pads, petting zoos, festivals and concerts, here’s a list of all the great family-centred activities and events happening around the city from June to August – that doesn’t involve sitting in your kid’s wading pool (unless, of course you want to!)
MORE GREAT READING:
– MOTHERHOOD –
From C-section grief, to celebrities being shamed for pregnancy weight gain, read more stories on the Motherhood here. And for articles that have run in print, check this out.
– SENSORY PLAY –
Busy Boxes, sparkle calm-down bottles and more. Click here for more ideas on keeping little hands (and minds) busy with Sensory activities.
– ALL THE FEELS –
Why we need to take more pictures of mothers, love letters to my kids, and advice to myself as a new mom – click here to read more posts about Parenthood.
– HEALTH & WELLBEING –
Click here for more blog posts about health and wellness. And for related stories that have run in the news, visit here.
– COOL PRODUCTS –
I’ve spent the money so you don’t have to! Click here for more posts about the coolest kids’ products and gifts I’ve found.
– BODY IMAGE & GENDER –
Click here for more blog posts about gender, body image and self-love. And for related stories that have run in the news, visit here.
– GO GREEN –
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