Mother to, Erminio age 2
Mom to Angelina and Isabelle, ages 15 and 13, Stepmom to Andrew, age 9:
The relationship with my mom bod is a love/hate relationship. I have always had body issues. Before having kids, I felt too skinny, and after kids, I’ve always felt too chubby. Currently, I’m not in the best shape. I am a prime example of a mother who takes care of herself last. I wanted to participate in the Mom Bod project to teach myself to embrace my body, even though I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been. Having teenage daughters, it is important for me to try and not body shame myself, but I do. Ultimately, I know this is my one body, and I need to do all the little things I use to do to stay fit and healthy. I was a little uncomfortable at first, but being half naked with other mamas with different body types helped me to feel more empowered. There was no judgments whatsoever and women need to feel more of that from other women.