Mum bares all to remind us “I’m not the same person I was before I had babies, so why would I want my body to reflect something and someone I no longer am?”

Puffy face, droopy milk filled boobs, wider hips and belly full of stretch marks!! That’s my post baby reality, no ‘bouncing back’ here! shares blogger House of White.

Olivia, a mum of two young girls, Annabelle & Teddy continues, “And you know what? I couldn’t give a shit! Because I’m not the same person I was before I had babies, so why would I want my body to reflect something and someone I no longer am? sharing a photo of herself stripped bare.

Those droopy boobs fed my babies and grew them up big and strong. Those hips and rippled belly was home to my little babes for 9 months.
It might not be the ‘transformation’ body so many ogle or aspire to! And sure, some days I wish it didn’t jiggle so much and was a bit ‘firmer’ but then I just remember the awesome shit it’s done and cut myself some slack and go eat a cheeseburger, because we earned it”

Her post has attracted over 1k reactions. Why? Because she speaks exactly what all mums need to hear. The truth!

We love mums who say it how it is and don’t maintain expectations that are way out of reach. Good on you, Olivia.

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  • Bodies change over time and that is just the way it is – a journey!


  • You are such a wonderful, truthful woman, you shame me for trying for years to \’be and look\’ different than I really am after having 3 babies and 2 miscarriages. Thank you for such amazing honesty. Oh and by the way, you look stunningly beautiful to me.


  • Go you good lady go. I think she is awesome.


  • Brave project and true we are full of magazines of primped and air brushed beauties, when in reality we should be proud of what a beatiful womans body can do in a lifetime. This article made me think and be glad I am a woman


  • Good on you Olivia, that’s spot on


  • If I want to get into better shape, it’s because I would feel better, not because I care what others think.

    • Keeping in shape is important for all mums.


  • I recently explained to my husband that while I can probably lose the extra weight, my hips are never gonna be as skim as they were… He just hadn’t thought about it!


  • Good on her,she tells it like it is!


  • So true. Why do Mums expect to get back to the original shape? Stretched skin isn’t going to shrink any time soon.
    However I hope she does wear a bra otherwise she may have trouble with her shoulders taking the extra weight. I know of more than one Mum who has had breast reductions simply to reduce the pain caused by the weight and strain of them.


  • Brave. Not something that I could do. I am still trying to get my body back after bubba 2.


  • Amen Olivia !


  • a beautiful natural woman with a beautiful message!


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