Read Bailey Schneider’s message to all South African moms

My body isn’t what I see in all the magazines.

Bailey Schneider is a well known TV presenter, MC, voice over artist and radio presenter for Smile 90.4FM, currently hosting the 9am – 12pm show – go take a listen. She is also the blogger behind Vanilla Blonde Bailey.

Bailey is no stranger to the limelight; she was nominated for the People Magazine’s Newcomer of the Year Award, placed 5th overall in the Top Billing Presenter Search competition and has been in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World (twice). – Smile 90.4

But what makes this women so incredible (besides all her accolades), is that she is a mom. A mom of a toddler and pregnant with her second child. Bailey understands the demands of parenting and juggling her career and family all at once.

This week, Bailey took to Instagram, sharing a heartfelt post whilst enjoying the sun, sand and sea in Athens.

Being a mother in the limelight, Bailey knows full well what post-birth insecurities are all about. The feelings of not always loving your own body.

My finger hovered over the “post” button for a good 20 mins as all the insecurities filled my head.

My body isn’t perfect – I see the pale Wintery skin, stretch marks, cellulite, scarred belly button from an operation, imperfections.

Bailey’s message to all mothers is a much needed and important one.

BUT, I’m trying to get my head right and rather see a body that’s creating life, that’s comfort for my little toddler when he feels sick or needs a cuddle and one that I should be proud of!

Bailey couldn’t have said it better. We put way too much pressure on ourselves to match the magazine image of “perfection”. There is strength in loving the person you are, instead of striving to be magazine “airbrushed” perfect.

Her encouragement to all of us this Summer, is to embrace your surroundings, put on that swimsuit and make memories.

 

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My finger hovered over the “post” button for a good 20 mins as all the insecurities filled my head. My body isn’t perfect – I see the pale Wintery skin, stretch marks, cellulite, scarred belly button from an operation, imperfections. BUT, I’m trying to get my head right and rather see a body that’s creating life, that’s comfort for my little toddler when he feels sick or needs a cuddle and one that I should be proud of! I must admit, I loved being in a ????- no holding my tummy in! Refreshing! I loved having fun with George and @djsox13 – splashing around, digging in the sand and those are the memories I will remember – not that my body wasn’t like I see in the magazines! #28weekspregnant #rockthebump #Athens #AsteraBeach #Glyfada #bodypositive

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Parenty logo 2Jacqui Bester is firstly a wife, and mom to five rambunctious children who drive her nuts and fill her heart with unspeakable joy all in the space of a single day. She writes about her day to day adventures and misadventures in parenting, life and marriage. Jacqui is known for sharing a brutally honest account of her MESSY “mamahood”… the joy, the fun, the laughter and the tears. She enjoys a good mystery-crime novel with a lovely glass of red wine, trying out new foods and restaurants with her hubby on the odd date-night, exploring new places, learning new skills, and generally anything else that calls for a more adventurous approach to life. You can find her over on One Messy Mama.

 

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