Category: Hungry Mamas

Hot bods, why diets don’t work and #realhappymamas

A photo posted by Charlene Allcott (@moderatemum) on Jan 14, 2016 at 3:18am PST Body Positive January is in full swing and it’s time for a look at what’s been happening over the past two weeks! Posting a picture of myself on Instagram every day has been an interesting experience. I started off super excited and then quickly got quite tired of seeing my face day after day after day. This week…

Guest Post: Happy Feet by Charlene

Just like Charlene, today’s guest blogger, I have ugly feet. And I used to hate them. I remember comparing feet with a friend in my tweens: who’s feet looked better naked, who’s were better with socks. Mine lost on both counts and that night I tied them up with bandages in the hope of making them smoother and sleeker. One of my biggest realisations over the past year  is that weight…

Guest Post: Body Image and Kids – Choosing the Right Words by Kylie

It’s taken me a long time to realise that the way we talk about food and weight is just a bit crazy. We categorize food as good and bad (rather than delicious or tasteless), we are terrified of being called fat (as if it were a moral issue rather than a physical feature) and we constantly justify our hunger (“I had such a small breakfast, you know”). Perhaps I shouldn’t say we. I…

Book review: How to Have your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too

I can remember exactly how the latest installment of my journey towards body acceptance started. Our family was living on a beautiful farm in the middle of nowhere in Portugal and we’d just had friends and family to visit. Life was in a bit of a turmoil as we weren’t sure whether to stay in the countryside or move back to the city (and beach), baby boy was going through a sleep…

Guest Post: 5 ways running will change your life by the Crummy Mummy

I am not a runner – I’ve never enjoyed running and probably never will. I’ve done the obligatory “couch to 5 km” challenge, I’ve run in parks and treadmills, I’ve even tried barefoot running on the beach, only to come to the conclusion that I’m actually a walker. Running never brought me freedom, it was always something that would make me somehow better, fitter, slimmer. Of course I felt good…

Why I’m taking a photo of myself every day for a month

As part of Body Positive January 2016 I’ve set myself the challenge of posting a photo of myself on Instagram every day. And it’s not because I’m hoping for a publishing deal ala Kim’s “Selfie”. I’m hoping you’ll get to see me from all sorts of different angles, levels of sleep-deprivation, grades of stylishness and more. This is not about  documenting “the perfect Julie” but a daily peak into what…