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Things your children should never know about your body confidence

  One of the biggest incentives for me to finally learn to love my body was that I have two daughters. They are both beautiful and amazing in every way. So the thought of them hating themselves even for a moment breaks my heart. I want them to grow up knowing they are...

How instagram is destroying my body confidence

  I've been writing about body positivity for nearly a year. And I love it! But recently I've noticed that my own body confidence has started to drop off again. At first I couldn't quite work out what was going on. I thought I'd overcome all of my body issues so to...

How to trust that your partner loves your body now it’s changed

Yesterday a thought hit me. My Instagram followers are more familiar with the way my body looks after having a baby than my husband is. I'm happy to post photos of my baby belly and me in my underwear on my Instagram feed. But would I stand willingly in front of my...

Are you telling yourself these lies about weight loss

We live in a society obsessed by weight and weight loss. You can't seem to do anything without being hit with some sort of message that thin is good. Sexy means being slim. Weight loss is easy. Fat is bad. Now I know that you are a sensible woman who knows that these...

What happens when you gain weight after pregnancy?

I’ll start by saying that I know a lot of mums lose weight after a baby. I did too for the first few months. But I also know I’m not that unusual. That there are a lot of mums out there who gain weight after pregnancy and have really struggled with this.   So I wanted...

How my husband really hurt me with popcorn…

Here's what happened to me last night. I mentioned to my husband that my weight seems to have gone up (my clothes don't fit - big give away) and that I didn't really know why. It was more a pondering than anything else. I eat better than I used to and I'm as active so...

How to separate your self esteem from your weight

Let's start with the obvious question. How do you know if you've tied your self esteem in to how much you weigh?   Put simply, you've probably linked your self esteem to your weight if you feel better the less you weigh. On the face of it this might not seem like a...

5 reasons the pressure on new mums to lose weight should stop

If you're on this blog then you can probably already guess that I'm not a fan of the pressure on new mums to lose weight. Or 'old' mums for that matter (you can read my post on why the pressure to lose the baby weight makes me so mad). Some of this is my personal...

5 ways to enjoy sex when you hate your post baby body

  I'm a firm believer that sex is the most fun you can have as a couple and think this is especially true after a baby. It's an amazing way of reconnecting with each other; getting pleasure and nourishing your relationship. But if you are self conscious about your...

7 ways to make peace with your post baby body

It's not always easy to make peace with your post-baby body. In fact, sometimes even I still hate my body. And I’m a Life Coach, writer and blogger who is passionate about helping new mums love their post-baby body!   There’s a growing trend in the media at the moment...

Do these 6 elements make it easier to love your body?

  The question going round my head at the moment is a simple one - is body positivity easier for some women?   Body positivity is growing in popularity. Especially when it comes to post-baby body's. There are social media accounts (mine included...) popping up all...

How to understand why you hate your post-baby body

It might not be easy to believe but the fact you hate your post-baby body is unlikely to be anything to do with you. It's to do with the lessons, messages and criticisms you've received from others over the years. So if you want to understand why you hate your...

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