Jessica Valenti: Major news org wants to know how I lost my baby weight (hint: having a preemie helped)

jessicavalenti:

When Why Have Kids? came out, there were things I expected. I expected that people would think this was a book against parenting (it’s not). I expected that I would be criticized for taking a pro-formula feeding stance (I have). But I did not expect this.

As one does when they are promoting a…

Breaking: women’s bodies change. I have new stretch marks on my lower abdomen and inner thighs, something I dreaded and feared before I was actually pregnant. Now I show each new mark to my husband, nearly bursting with pride. My son is growing! Inside me! I am sick of the judgment and disgust about women’s post-baby bodies. Now pass the M&M’s.