If I could ban one word from the mom lexicon it would be the word "back" as in, "I'm back to my pre-baby body!" Or, "When will I fit back into my pre-pregnancy jeans?" The word itself contains a lie that things can be the same as before. That once you grow a fully-formed human being and then squeeze all eight pounds of him out of your birth canal, that you can just go "back" to the way things used to be.
I've done this twice. And I want to tell you that going "back" is a lie. Having a baby is like swallowing the red pill. Once you do that, there is no going back to your blissfulRead More »from The Truth About Getting Back to Your Pre-Baby Body