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I had intended to blog about my recent bedroom makeover and to share some photos of my beautiful new room.  I’m so proud of it.  However, today is an awful day for pictures…absolutely no sunlight coming through the windows.  So, I’m afraid it will have to wait.  I’m not quite finished with the makeover yet anyhow, but I’m just dying to share!

Anyway, on to my actual topic for today.  Many of you know that I had a my first baby a little over a month ago.  Since then, I have really been struggling with my body image.  That is something that I have always struggled with, but it has become more influential in my thoughts since giving birth.  I know that exercise will help, but no matter what I do, in many ways my body will never be the same again.  Ed is totally ok with that.  I wish I was.  I have been pondering this for months and it occurred to me recently that there is something wrong with our culture (well…probably a lot of things, but I won’t get into that).  There is something wrong with our culture when we despite the changes that occur in a woman’s body once she reaches motherhood.  Motherhood is one of the most noble things I can think of, yet we think it shouldn’t be displayed outwardly.  I am proud to be a mother.  That being the case, I should be proud of my post-partum figure.  So I made a decision.  I am going to be proud of it. I will wear my somewhat-larger hips proudly.  No one can stop me.  There.

I have also decided that I will never edit any of the model’s bodies in my etsy shop.  I refuse.  I hate those photo-shopped pictures in magazines that only serve as fuel for young people’s eating disorders.  I want my daughters to look up to real women with real bodies.  We are hurting the future of our nation and the world by offering them ideals that are simply impossible to obtain.  Every time I see one of  those ads I want to scream, “SHE’S NOT REAL!”  As it stands, The Funky Lamp only has one model…me.  I think it is more tempting to edit my own body than someone else’s, but I promise you I will not.  I may airbrush the occasional pimple from my face, but I will never edit the shape of anyone’s body.  Girl Scouts’ honor.

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