Learning to Love Your Body as a Mom

Learning to Love Your Body as a Mom

Who else struggles with learning to love your body as a mom? 🙋🏻‍♀️ I know I’m not the only one, right?

I’ve seen lots of posts about wearing your stripes as a mom, learning to love your body, and embracing those stretch marks.

Hell… I’ve written some of them! But deep down on the inside… I have not always loved my postpartum (or pre-baby) body. The prospect of learning to love your body, it’s easier said than done.

(Trigger Warning for body image and eating disorders.)

Worthiness, Body Image, and Perfectionism

Is it possible to divorce body image from motherhood nowadays? Is it possible to divorce body image from just being a woman at all?

How much of your life have you spent worried about the way you looked?

How your body looked in the mirror?

How much fat you did or did not have?

If you’re like me, you remember spending all of Junior High worrying about how “fat” you were because one boy said when you put on a yellow coat people think you’re the school bus during homeroom.

It didn’t take long for me to dabble in bulimia until I found these diet pills my dad had been using. You know back in the early 2000’s they basically put cocaine in them? Not literally, but the drugs in the diet pills they sold back then were somewhere on the scale between caffeine and cocaine. No joke.

I used to pop a handful of them in the morning. I remember being totally buzzed and feeling like I was going to jump out of my seat in first-period Chemistry class.

Then, I eventually started smoking cigarettes.

Had that little habit from about 15-16 until I decided I wanted to start trying to get pregnant with my first child around 27. I even relapsed into smoking again while I wasn’t pregnant.

When I finally quit for the last time, I gained 20 lbs.

So beyond the stretch marks and saggy boobs, I was the heaviest I had ever been besides when actually pregnant.

The thing about it is that I was also the healthiest I had been my entire adult life with the added weight.

I wasn’t smoking, I was eating fairly healthy besides the occasional cheeseburger or piece of chocolate, I was walking nearly every day while pushing a double stroller, and I was emotionally stronger than ever before.

Why then was I unable to shake this feeling of complete unworthiness due to my weight?

This whole learning to love your body thing really is a bitch sometimes.

No matter how good of a mom I was. No matter how smart and knowledgable, resilient, strong, or spiritual, there was this nagging wound that just wouldn’t close.

This wound that told me I would never be enough until I was “perfect” on the inside and out. That I will always be unworthy of love, abundance, and praise unless I can check every single box on some imaginary list society has programmed into my mind.

And now, motherhood reveals itself as not a curse to my body, or something that has “ruined” my body.

(Check out this FB post I wrote in the throes of postpartum with my twins.)

 

Slaying Perfectionism with Your Postpartum Body

I have finally come to realize that becoming a mother and all that has meant for my body has been a blessing.

Why?

Not just because of the obvious results, those cherubic little humans who have stolen my heart. While they are the greatest gift, there is another one that I have been given.

I have a lot fewer fucks to give and a lot more reason to question the stories I had been fed my whole life.

Sure, I cringe a little bit when I get that bathing suit out. Is it just me, or are there none out there made for someone like me? Someone who isn’t quite plus-sized, but also a little chubby? Someone who’s 5’2 with like G cup breastfeeding boobies? They’re just not comfortable and not flattering.

My number one concern now isn’t how I look though. It’s literally ensuring the safety of my kids while at a pool or beach. I have less mental space to even consider my own appearance beyond that initial twinge when I get dressed.

And as I think about why I even have the little twinge and cringe as I look in the mirror while getting dressed, I stop and wonder why.

I wonder why I should actually not look at my body and see it as something sexy and beautiful. Perfect as it is.

There is nothing that is objectively wrong with it. Is there some rulebook that God himself (herself?) handed down to humans stating that stretch marks and flabby bellies were bad?

If anything, we seem to be specifically designed to NOT be perfect since in order to attain whatever the current definition of perfection is requires a lot of money, and potentially getting plastic surgery to physically alter your appearance. (Which, of course, if that’s your thing, go for it. Whatever makes you feel good.)

The more and more I thought about it, the more I felt this need to rebel.

This need to rebel even against the judge that resides in my own mind. To say…

“Yeah, I have a belly and stretch marks. Let me slip into this bikini and just show them off.”

No more hiding. Especially from myself. The truth is that when you worry about what your body looks like, no one really cares. Who else really cares what your body looks like, besides you?

Of course, there will always be that one negative judger out there, but they are truthfully few and far between.

Who Cares Anyway?

Everyone else is too worried about their own imperfections to really give two shits about yours.

And when I see a mom rocking a bathing suit and showing off all that she’s got going on, I just feel hella proud of her and slightly envious. Because as much as I try, and underneath any bravado and body positivity there is still this little voice I am working on rooting out that tells me I’m not good enough.

I see a mom in a bathing suit letting it all hang out, and I wish I was her because I assume she has more confidence than I do.

Though perhaps she’s just like me.

Trying.

Trying to love her body even if it isn’t “perfect” because it’s perfect for her. Learning to love your body isn’t something that happens overnight. It takes time and patience with yourself.

I haven’t mastered the art of body positivity yet. I may never. I might never be able to completely eradicate the judgmental voice inside of me, but I will be sure to do my best to love myself even when that voice is screaming at me.

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Being a Mother is the Best Feeling. What Could Compare?

Being a Mother is the Best Feeling. What Could Compare?

It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of motherhood, but being a mother is the best feeling.

This whirlwind of diapers, sticky hands, bath times, bedtimes, routines, schedules that are thrown out the window, baby pools, and more is exquisite even if it’s so hard. I try to remember how being a mother is the best feeling in the world and I will miss this time soon.

My forehead is pressed tightly against my daughter’s cheek. She is about to fall asleep in my bed for what might be the millionth time. As long as she wants to sleep next to me, she is welcome. It won’t be long and she will be a tween and a teenager… the moving out into her new life. Her own life.

And then what?

I am very far from being an empty nester with a four-year-old and twin twenty-month-olds, but my mind sometimes wanders to that future.

Sometimes the love and feeling of accomplishing the miracle of creating, birthing and raising time humans is so overwhelming that I don’t know how anything could ever compare to this.

I know there must be a way that I will find joy and meaning. It will be a new season, but right now I’m just so deep in the motherhood game that I can hardly see anything else.

But… there’s the “but” that resides deep inside of me that suspects I am right now doing the greatest thing I will ever do in my entire life.

The day after I gave birth to my twins I cried out of pride (and bittersweet sorrow) because I believed I had achieved the greatest thing I will ever do, gave birth to twins vaginally without an epidural. Two healthy babies. A combined weight of 15 whole pounds.

And while I look back on that day and know that I did accomplish something incredible. It was just ONE of the greatest things I will do in my life.

Because one thing I am learning is that in motherhood (and life in general) some of the greatest accomplishments are just simple events that seem insignificant to an outsider.

The other day I caught my daughter singing “You Are So Beautiful to Me” to herself softly. I had only sung it to her maybe twice, and mostly in a silly joking tone. But it had stuck with her.

I wonder wistfully whether this small exchange we had will stay with her even longer, and maybe just that little token of my love will be enough for her to remember during her toughest days and cling to it. That this little song will help her remember to love herself as much as I love her.

That tiny interaction might be one of my greatest accomplishments as a mother and person… I might never know.

And just like the many many ways our lives touch other people, I also have no way of knowing what my life will look like when my children are grown.

But if there is one thing I know for sure.

I will savor these moments. I will treasure them.

I won’t be perfect.

I will have days I yell and lose my shit and wonder why the hell I signed up for this gig because if just one more person asks me for a snack after not finishing the last one so help me…

But at some point in every single day, I will find a way to relish it. To let the love I have for them and the realization that I am living in my purpose in a way words can’t describe just wash over me.

And I will be able to look back on this time and know I made the most of it.

There will be more life after they leave me and don’t need me anymore, and if I do my job well that’s exactly what will happen. I can’t fathom what that will feel like, but for now, just being a mother is the best feeling. So I’ll revel in that.

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Skin Care Products for Breastfeeding Moms

Skin Care Products for Breastfeeding Moms

You probably watched labels like a hawk for those nine months of pregnancy, making sure everything that went in or on your body was safe for the little one growing inside of you. But if you are breastfeeding, you will also want to keep an eye out for ingredients that aren’t safe for your nursling too. Let’s take a look at skin care products for breastfeeding moms.

Just a quick note that even if you are not breastfeeding, you might consider cleaning up your skincare routine. The ingredients in your skin care products may not be ingested by your baby via your milk, but I bet you are still kissing and touching your baby with your face countless times a day. What is in your skincare rubs off on them. So sticking with some clean skin care products for a while wouldn’t be a bad idea.

 

First, let’s take a look at ingredients that are safe and not safe to use while breastfeeding. But note that in many cases there have been no or very limited studies on whether certain ingredients are safe while breastfeeding.

This means that doctors are usually basing their recommendations off of information like whether a particular ingredient crosses from the skin, and into the blood. Then they consider what similar medications do when they pass into the blood and are then consumed by babies through breastmilk.

In some cases doctors are able to say that an ingredient is very likely to be safe but they are not 100% sure, and in some they can conclude that it is probable not safe but check with your own doctor. This makes it a bit murky when determing the best skincare products for breastfeeding moms.

The bottom line is that you should always check back with your own doctor/midwife and pediatrician, plus do your own research if you are concerned. A great place to check the safety of any medication or treatment is usually called Lactmed. It’s a website database of how various drugs and chemicals interact with breastmilk and the effects on babies.

Most of the information in this article is sourced from Lactmed, which is considered the standard for such information by many breastfeeding advocates and lactation consultants.

 Retinoids, Retin-A (Tretinoin) and Retinol

There is a whole subset of skin care ingredients considered “retinoids.” These range from Retin-A and Retinol to Tazarotene, and the verdict on whether they are safe or not as a whole is still out for the most part.

Below we discuss some individual ingredients and what experts say, but overall the safest route seems to be to avoid retinoids if possible. While they may not enter the breastmilk when used topically, you probably don’t want them rubbing off on baby.

According to WebMD, Retin-A is mostly used as an anti-acne medication that is applied topically. It is recommended to never use it during pregnancy, and that it is unknown whether it actually crosses into breastmilk.

However, Dr. Jay Gordon answered this question on his website by stating that the oral version of Retin-A definitely crosses into your milk when ingested, but that the topical version is safe to use while breastfeeding.

Lactmed states that it is generally considered safe for topical use as it likely doesn’t cross into the blood in significant enough amounts to matter, but does note that “A review of adverse reaction reports on retinoids causing a breast reaction submitted to a French pharmacovigilance center found 1 case of gynecomastia was associated with topical tretinoin use.”

Retinol, which is used more for anti-aging, falls under the same family as Retin-A, though Retin-A is prescription and Retinol is OTC.

There is the same mixed advice when it comes to Retinol as Retin-A. While many consider it compatible with breastfeeding, many also say “why risk it?” Like this Miami Herald article.

 

Salicylic acid

This is another topical acne treatment, and it is generally considered to be safe while breastfeeding.

While there is not much info on topical use of salicylic acid and breastfeeding, there is probably not much being absorbed by the skin. It is likely not much of the chemical is actually able to enter the bloodstream through the skin, posing little risk to breastfeeding babies.

It is noted that you will want to take care with allowing babies/toddlers to touch or lick areas where you use salicylic acid.

Fragrances, Parabens, and Phthalates

The first on this part of the list, fragrances, refers to a wide range of ingredients that are used to basically make skin care products smell good. The problem with this is they are not required to individually list out many of the ingredients that are used as “fragrance.” At least in the US you really don’t know what is included under that one single word on the label.

Beyond any health concerns though, strong scents can be detrimental to breastfeeding because babies, especially newborns, use scent to help latch, nurse effectively and feel safe. So strong smells could inhibit those instincts. Plus who wants fragrance overpowering that newborn or baby scent?

Now to Phthalates and Parabens…

These chemicals are found all over the place in anything from shampoo and hand soap to your skin care. Studies have shown that they can also be found in your breastmilk.

Phthalates are dissovling agents and parabens are a preservative used to stave off mold and bacteria. Both have been linked to disrupting hormones, and it is theorized that they might effect the healthy development of babies who are exposed to them by disrupting hormone production.

While you might want to consider cutting these out of your regimen for your own good, the fact that they show up in breastmilk is just another reason to rethink using products that contain these chemicals.

It is easier than ever to access quality (and affordable) products that don’t include parabens or phthalates. Just be sure the label specifically does not include them and isn’t just called a “natural” product.

 

Examples of Clean Skin Care Products

Just a note that you should always check labels yourself to ensure they are safe because even if these products currently appear clean and safe, ingredients change all the time, and research on the safety of different products changes. But these are some of our fav skin care products for breastfeeding moms that are must-have’s for our self-care routine.

 

Clarisonic Mia Prima is awesome for getting your skin squeaky clean without any harsh chemicals. The sonic vibrations help stimulate the skin for clearer and younger more vibrant looking skin without resorting to any of the normal acne or anti-aging chemicals.

Pacifica Rose Kombucha doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals including parabens or phthalates, it smells awesome without being overpowering, and it’s a great cleanser at a decent price. We love using it with a Clarisonic for a deep clean.

Help those tired mama under-eyes with this chemical-free and natural Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel. An awesome splurge to smooth out any fine lines that are bugging you.

Want glowing skin that looks years younger after just a couple weeks of use? This is your jam then. If your skin is just… a little dull and needs a pick-me-up, try Herbivore Botanicals – Natural PRISM Exfoliating Glow Potion.

You know that dewy, hydrated and super youthful look you see on a lot of 20-something’s skin lately? Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate and Glow Oil has helped the writer of this article (who is in her 30’s) get that look. It’s magic and feels so good on the skin. It is oil and not cream, so it takes getting used to for those who are not accustomed to it but works great on combination skin.

As always, do your research and find skin care products for breastfeeding moms that you feel comfortable and safe with. Ingredients change, information and research changes, but this is a good start for what to look for and avoid in your skin care products while breastfeeding.

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How to Be a Better Parent with Personal Development

How to Be a Better Parent with Personal Development

How many time have you agonized over losing it and yelling at your kids, or felt guilty over all the screen time they are getting lately? It’s normal if you tend to wonder how you can be a better parent. This is a tough job. Karen Hewitt shares in this episode of MomUp how to be a better parent with personal development.

This is seriously the hardest gig out there… being a parent. Being a mom. While there are many parenting tips and tricks you can use to make the road a little less rocky, the number one skill needed to uplevel your parenting is modeling. Model what you want your kids to learn. But that means you have to step up. You have to work on yourself. You have to see your strengths, weakness, and figure out how to become a better person so that you can lead by example for your kids.

Get Up Earlier

This one seems so hard! I don’t know about you, but I still don’t get to sleep through the night since my kids don’t. So getting up even earlier than they already make me seems like some medieval torture tactic. 

But Karen swears by it! She says that even if you just get up early enough to enjoy that first cup of coffee alone and collect your thoughts, it can be a game changer!

I have to admit, I have heard that this is a key to personal development and success for years now, but I have dragged my feet on implementing it for so long. I think perhaps it’s time to remedy that.

 

Find the Hidden Moments

Simply put, don’t wait for a solid chunk of time to get things done for yourself. Karen says most people aren’t going to sit down and read for an hour for personal development. Who has that kind of time as a parent? 

But you probably have a few minutes to read a couple of pages. Whether that is in the car pickup line, or hell, even in the bathroom! (A book I LOVE that goes over this concept is called the Fringe Hours, and you can grab it on Amazon.)

Explore Your Dreams

Karen shares how so often we are boxed in by the identities we take on. For many of us we define ourselves by this narrow view of what society or someone else has told us what being a Mom is. The person we are outside of parenting and motherhood gets lost in the mix. 

One of the biggest roles we have as a mom is to help our children find their dreams and chase them. How can we do that if we aren’t chasing our dreams, or even know what our dreams are?

Personal development and exploration is a way to reclaim or find for the first time the multiple dimensions of who we are beyond motherhood.

And MORE.

We discuss so much more from homeschooling to limiting beliefs and beyond. Click here to listen to the entire episode on iTunes on how to be a better parent with personal development with guest Karen Hewitt.

About Karen Hewitt:

Karen is wife to James, Momma to Xavier, Alyssa, Genevieve, Rowan, and Lucius. Her youngest has extra special sauce as I like to say and needs a little more TLC than the others.

She is a self-described big-time introvert that thought she would never be as successful as those that are loud, crazy and high energy until she realized she had her own hidden gifts. Those are what she is here to help others find.

Learn more about Karen at her website: www.BlossomToSuccess.Com or on Facebook or Instagram. 

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Summer Art Activity for Toddlers (and the Whole Family)

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Struggling to keep the kids entertained this summer? I feel your pain, mama. That’s why I came up with this super fun, easy, and CHEAP summer art activity for toddlers.

(Just an FYI that this post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase an item with one of my links I get a small commission at no extra charge for you. Pretty sweet, huh? It’s a great way to support this site if you love what we share.)

Run out of ideas for summer fun?

Maybe you’re like me… I made a big summer activities list and even a summer bucket list of things to do with my kids. But somehow a lot of those summer activities entail a ton of prep and work (or money). Something I am NOT really interested in doing when it’s 90 degrees out and I was up all night with grumpy kids.

We have at the typical summer toys and backyard fun set up for the kids like an inflatable pool and a little splash pad that they love. But with toddlers and even preschoolers, their interest begins to wane in even the fanciest fun summer toys and activities pretty quickly! So I decided to create a fun little art project that the toddlers AND my 4 year old could all have fun doing together, didn’t cost an arm and a leg, and we could do over and over again.

 

Water Play + Painting Outside with Bath Paints

I decided to combine two fan favorites: water play and painting! All the awesome bath paints they make seemed like so much fun, but I was a little dubious about having to clean that mess up in my actual bathtub. Most of the time I have three kids in one bath, so it could quickly escalate to paint not just in the tub but the floor, walls, ceiling… and who knows where else the could find to throw it.

So it turned into an outdoor activity for toddlers, and my preschooler loved joining in too.

First I found an old clear shower curtain I had laying around and then hit up Amazon for a few extra things that I could reuse for more than one day. I scooped up a set of bath paints, and also this really awesome set of spill-proof paint cups that we can use for more art activities indoors too. They even come in a set of 10 so we had more than we needed.

Setting Up the Art Activity

 

Here’s what you will need:

A hose or bucket of water

A shower curtain or piece of plastic

Bath Paints

Spill-proof cups and brushes

 

Once you have everything assembled and ready to go (which takes about 2 minutes) you simply lay out your shower curtain or piece of plastic, spray it down with water (bonus points for spray the kids down too to stay cool). I used rocks I had to weight the shower curtain down so it didn’t blow away, which they also painted, and let them go to town!

I could sit down and drink my kombucha in the shade watching them have fun without worrying about the mess!

The spill-proof cups came with lids so when they were done I just popped the lids on and saved the paint for the next time we wanted to do this summer art activity for toddlers. 

To clean up I just grabbed the hose and let the preschooler hose down the shower curtain and anywhere the paint may have ended up, which was so fun for her! We may have all gotten a little wet at this point because we all know what happens when a kid gets ahold of the hose. 

It turned into the quintessential summer fun!

 

Keeping them all occupied, having fun and happy in the summer can be a challenge. But with a few cheap ingredients, you can create super easy summer art activities for toddlers (and big kids too).

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Forgiving Yourself for Parenting Mistakes

Forgiving Yourself for Parenting Mistakes

We’ve all thought it at least one, right? The question: “Am I screwing up my kids?” The truth is… yes. To some extent. We all are. Because we can’t do this job perfectly and it’s time we learn that forgiving yourself for parenting mistakes is not just ok, but essential.

Our babies come to us in these tiny little packages of perfection, and it is our job to just preserve that flawlessness as long as possible.

But alas, we are human.

We are literally incapable of doing a flawless job as mothers. (Not to mention, those little angels are not actually angels, but are human just like us, and also are not perfect even though they appear to be at first.)

 

But as I lay in bed looking at the chubby little faces of my 19-month-old twins I can’t stop wondering if I’m doing this right.

You see, they don’t talk much. They gesture. They do a few signs for words. They follow directions. They clearly know what is going on and understand language at an age-appropriate level… they just don’t say a lot of words.

So far their pediatrician hasn’t sounded any alarm bells about their speech, but some days those bells ring in my own head nonetheless.

There are days and weeks that I chalk up their lack of conversational skills to their age and all kids developing differently. I swear I didn’t hear my one nephew say a word until he was 3.

Then I start to worry. What if there IS something wrong?

I discuss it with their dad, and he talks me off the ledge. I start to think this lack of speech is just a matter of them being interested in other things right now, like puzzles, instead of speaking.

Now, of course, I will bring this up at their next doctor visit if they haven’t improved by then, but this specific example is something we go through constantly as mothers.

Are we making the right call? Are our kids “normal?” Are we normal? Is it all ok? Will it all be ok?

And what exactly is “ok?” What exactly is “normal?”

What are the standards we really use to measure ourselves as mothers? Are we doing a good job?

I have seen that quote that goes to the effect of “if you are worried about whether you are a good mother, then you are.” But I don’t know if that’s accurate.

I might love basketball, think it’s an awesome sport, but that doesn’t mean I can actually play the game. Same goes for motherhood, right? Just because you are trying really hard, does that mean you are succeeding?

I honestly don’t know.

But one thing that I know to be true is that we must be willing to grow, to learn, and to use any new knowledge to become a better parent. Part of that process is learning to forgive yourself for parenting mistakes. Accepting the inevitability of imperfection and embracing it so that you can roll with what these little monsters throw at you.

How do you actually forgive yourself for parenting mistakes? That’s the hard part. I don’t think there is one simple answer besides just learning acceptance and surrender to what is. Allowing yourself to feel a little out of control and some vulnerability.

It’s not just you. We are all screwing this up, and for the most part we are also totally rocking it too.

When I’m feeling a little down on myself for not being the perfect mom, I think about what the most basic requirements are for being a good mom or parent. It basically boils down to this:

Are your kids safe? Are they growing? Are they well fed and clothed? Have a place to sleep at night? Are they loved?

The answer to all of these for me right now is yes, and so much more on top of that.

So no matter what minor thing I think I am screwing up, I know that in reality my kids are doing better than the majority of other children in the world. And that’s one of the keys for forgiving yourself for parenting mistakes. Perspective.

Chances are if you are reading this, you have an exceptional amount of privilege. That could be based on your economic status, where you live, what you look like, being able-bodied, etc.

The very fact that you are reading this blog post means that you have access to the internet and are interested in reading articles on the idea of being a better parent and learning from your mistakes.

When you peel away all the trappings of modern parenting (extra-curricular activities, reading levels, etc.), it’s a little easier to see just how well you probably are doing. That’s not to say parents who don’t have internet access or aren’t as privileged aren’t incredible parents, they certainly are. The point is just that the fact that you are reading this means you have nearly infinite resources of knowledge at your disposal. 

The biggest mistake parents make isn’t in ever making mistakes. The biggest mistake is refusing to acknowledge the mistakes, learn and do better. It takes a smidge (or a ton) of humility to admit you’ve screwed up.

 

So go ahead and let the mistakes go. Allow yourself to learn. Enjoy being a mom with a little less stress on the brain, and slowly get better at forgiving yourself for parenting mistakes too!

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