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In a recent interview, celebrity mom-of-two Drew Barrymore opens up about her struggle to love her body after kids.
Barrymore is an A-list actress. She seems happily married to Will Kopelman and has two beautiful daughters: Olive, age 2, and Frankie, 11 months. Still, the celebrity mama admits life isn't all roses, and she has a hard time getting used to how her body looks now.
"After making two babies, holy cow, does your body do some crazy stuff! It's hard to stay positive and love yourself. You feel like a kangaroo with a giant pouch; everything's saggy and weird," Barrymore told Glamour magazine.
Drew, as a mom-of-three, I so hear you! It's definitely challenging to love what I see in the mirror every day. There are parts of me—I'm talking to you, lower abdominal region—that will never be the same again.
For Drew Barrymore, accepting her body after baby is about shifting the focus to what a mom's body is capable of.
"You think about how beautiful it is that you're able to make children," she said.
The star also offers some tips for how she boosts her mood when the sight of her "kangaroo pouch" gets her down.
"I exercise, read Dr. Seuss's 'Oh, the Places You'll Go!' and spend time with my kids. Then I start to see things that are bigger than myself," Barrymore said.
Like the actress, I exercise to feel good about myself. I also try to remember that my three daughters look to me to set an example for how they should feel about their bodies. I want my girls to know that I accept myself and love myself. I mean, how could I possibly expect my daughters to feel good about their bodies if I make it clear I hate mine?
What do you do to feel good about your postpartum body?
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