Mom Posts Viral Belly Photo In Response To "Having The Perfect Body"

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Amen for being REAL.

Your body tends to change after you have a baby, and some women are made to feel ashamed of that. When you look on newsstands you can find multiple magazines with celebrities showing off their ridiculously "perfect" post-baby body.

What those magazines never say is that those photos are retouched. They're often the result of a strict diet and expensive personal trainer that the average mom can't afford. (They also don't talk about how they're afforded so much time to just focus on working out and have nannies.)

But this one woman's post-baby belly shot is truly standing out because it's REAL.

You might recognize Kimberly Henderson for being rejected three times on "American Idol." She also made a viral video with her cute daughter singing "How Will I Know." 

Now she's back in the spotlight after sharing a fantastic photo on her Facebook page

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"Everyone always compliments me on how I have such a 'perfect' body after 4 kids. I decided to upload this pic and leave my belly 'unedited' 'unphotoshopped' because I used to struggle with accepting my body after kids. I used to have a six pack before my babies ... And now even though I work out, I know its not going to make my loose skin tight ... Or my stretch marks disappear ever," she wrote on Facebook.

"And I'm OK with that because everyday I get to wake up to 4 beautiful smiling faces and I’m reminded that they are worth this flabby belly and they are worth these stretch marks. I still wear a bikini because being a mother makes me feel beautiful ..."

Good for this mom for not being ashamed of her post-baby figure. We love body positivity, and the world could truly learn something from this. Natural and real is ALWAYS beautiful.


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