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The Shape of a Mother

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Friday, July 14, 2006

I love it when I find not just another news article or stat to share...but something really inspiring and thoughtful, especially when it's a whole new blog.

That's why I want to share a link to "The Shape of a Mother" blog. The purpose of this site is to let women share their stories about their bodies before and after they had babies. Some of the moms also nursed their children for months or years. There are before and after pictures along with each mom's thoughts about how her body has changed and how it's made her feel.

From the model that gained 100 pounds during her pregnancy to the mom that still deals with a c-section pouch, these are the types of stories that not only change our perceptions of beauty, but that also shed light on the fact that we who are able to bear children should celebrate those changes as signs of the blessings that have been bestowed on our lives.

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