Miriam of the Bible is probably best known as Moses’s older sister — she’s the one who placed him in a basket and sends him down the Nile to safety. She’s known as “Miriam the prophetess”…because, after the Israelites were being chased by the Egyptians — nearly losing their lives and witnessing the parting of the Red Sea — it was Miriam who provided hope and faith by rallying the women to play their tambourines and dance on the shore to celebrate their redemption. Today, Miriam is revered by modern… >> Read More
Can we talk about childbirth for a minute? It's hard. Really hard. Whether you give birth in a meadow with butterflies and singing deer, or in an operating room, or anywhere, it's really fucking hard.…When I gave birth to my first kid, I was a leaking, sagging mess. Instead of underwear, I wore these stretchy, net-like thingies with the biggest pad I had ever seen — basically a diaper — tucked inside. My breasts looked like Beyonce's ass. And because I had lost an insane amount of blood, I… >> Read More
There's that beautiful photo from your wedding; you often find yourself wistfully staring at it. But it's not the image of young love that has you feeling nostalgic. It's yourself. Specifically, your…old body — how it used to look, and all the ways you used to take care of it.You look down at your breasts. How the mighty have fallen! You stopped pulling grey hairs because what’s the point? Sex? Ha! So goes the story of "body after baby" for so many women. First, there’s the… >> Read More
Quick! Think of the phrase "sports bra." What words come to mind?
We're guessing one of the following: Uniboob, chafing, unsupportive, ugly.
Chances are, the larger your breasts, the more…choice words you have about sports bras. But one Jewish mom, Elyse Kaye, is trying to change that. Kaye — a runner, dancer, and yoga teacher — wears a size 31G, so she knows a thing or two about sports bras for bustier women. The San Francisco mom founded Bloom Bras, which specializes in sports bras that… >> Read More
I was a fat teenager. That is a hard thing to be. I didn’t have a healthy perspective about my weight: I saw my body as separate from myself, and I didn’t want to identify with it. This most…certainly impacted my self-esteem and, of course, how I expected others to treat me. While I am thankfully at a different point now than I was in high school — both in terms of my size and my attitude — I still can’t say that I accept my body all the time. And even though… >> Read More