Category Archives for motherhood

A Case for the Red Vagina

I live in the Southern United States of America, also known as The Bible Belt.There are certain things I can count on here: mosquitoes, iced tea sweet enough to make my teeth throb, and a perpetual

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Filled with Gold (The Sequel)

A note to my readers: This post originally appeared here on Girl Body Pride in a much shorter form. I thought the piece finished, hit publish, and walked away satisfied. I recently added some of my words

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Good at Falling

Mexican Musings from MaineWe live on eight acres with a quarter mile long drive. And the mailbox is, of course and probably obviously, at the very end. Or the beginning, depending on which way you’re

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GBP Showcase: Like Mother, Like Daughter

As I write this, my just turned 9 year old daughter is sleeping beside me, curled up and making sleep sounds. We are still in that post Christmas stupor and I’m feeling a bit strange that this was the

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This is My Brave – Opening Up About Mental Illness

The holidays are coming up and for me this time of year is always bittersweet. The end of October marks the anniversary of my postpartum psychosis experience. Leaves changing to shades of yellow, orange

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Electrolysis: A Mother’s Beauty Standard

When I called my mother over a crackling international phone line to tell her I was pregnant at 19, she gasped: “My god, Tiniest, you’re too young.” She was silent, then she kind of moaned. “The

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GBP Showcase on: Body After Baby? Bullshit!

Girl Body Pride is coming up on a birthday. To celebrate, we are taking a moment to showcase our favorite submissions from guest writers and contributions from our regular team. Do you have a favorite

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Kim Kardashian’s Unlikely Champion

Disclaimer: I’m not on Kim Kardashian’s radar. I’m not even a blip in her world.I’m also not a fan of reality T.V., think that Honey-Boo-Boo is a good idea on any level, or appreciate what

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In Which We Say to Hell with Resolutions (the Vlog)

I wrote the following as a post for Girl Body Pride and meant for it to be posted and just walk away. But I’m being told the words I wrote don’t suck and that I should share them and read them and

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Talking to Your Daughter About “Pretty”

My daughter is five.  I’m not afraid to have “The Talks” with her.  She already knows that smoking is unhealthy, that there are substances we choose not to put into our bodies, and that

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