I can hardly believe I’m actually sharing these photos with you guys. Me. Someone who has never felt comfortable in a bathing suit (even in the pre-baby days when things were a little less wobbly)…posting photos of herself in a swimsuit for God an everyone to see.
Here’s why though. I hate that I get so hung up about wearing a swimsuit – body image issues are the worst. So I’ve decided that as a mom to a little girl, I will be rocking a swimsuit without complaint when I am around my daughter, because I don’t want her to end up with my same hang ups. I want her to be confident in the beauty of her strong and capable body.
And honestly, I’ve wasted way too much of my life hiding my swimsuits with stupid cover-ups. I may not look like Gisele, but my kid doesn’t care. All she cares about is the fact that I am right there next to her, playing in the water. So that is right where I’ll be.
And a cute one-piece like the one Shabby Apple sent me definitely helps the situation too.
Mama’s swimsuit: c/o Shabby Apple
Fern’s swimsuit: Old Navy (old)
Fern’s headband: made by a friend
Mama + Fern’s shoes: Saltwater
Embrace your body today my friends. It may not be perfect, but it is yours, so give it some love…regardless of whether or not you have little eyes watching you!
Love and swimsuits,