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September 10, 2007

Mentioning Britney Spears Bulging Belly Is Crossing The Line

Britney_3 Ana already provided tips for Britney to get her career on track after her not so great performance at the MTV Video Awards. But what I find completely offensive about the "lard and clear" press coverage is the constant references to Britney Spear's  belly "bulge". She is a mom of two kids, and as we know getting in shape is not an easy thing. Some, like Angelina Jolie, are rumored to be addicted to diet pills . And for the best quote yet on Hollywood's obsession with being too thin, Courtney Love said "I hate reading magazines where the actresses are saying 'Broccoli and fish, broccoli and fish.' You liars. You bulimic liars.

There are many things to criticize Britney Spears on, maybe even question her fuggable fashion choice crime of wearing that black bikini on stage, but never - ever slam a mom of two kids for having a "bulge".  In support of Britney Spears, I will show my mom "bulge" and invite any other moms to send me pictures that I can load to the bottom of this post.  That mom "bulge" is an life-carrying magical place that deserves to be worshiped. Thousands of tummy crunches may not change it. Broccoli and Fish, Broccoli and Fish may change it but it will make mama cranky and hungry. So I suggest we embrace the "bulge".

Here I am after 4 weeks of not exercising at my health club because my wonderful boys were out of school, proudly wearing my Planet Moms "I need a playdate" tee shirt and embracing my belly bulge.