When it comes to hitting the beach, lake or basically any body of water, some moms are quick to pump the brakes before stepping out in a swimsuit. After all, with so much focus on “bouncing back after baby,” it’s understandable that postpartum moms — or moms in general — might feel self-conscious if they haven’t “lost the baby weight.”
One mom on TikTok has an inspiring message for them, reminding fellow moms what really matters most.
Shelby Tomalin, a mom of two who goes by @shelbysaywhatblog on TikTok, posted a video of herself wearing a green one-piece swimsuit while posing the question, “Moms, are you worried about how you’ll look in a swimsuit this summer?”
Tomalin’s face turns from serious to a smile as she asks viewers to “Remember this ….”
As the next clip shows Tomalin playing in the sand with her toddler daughter, the lifestyle blogger and champion of body confidence adds, “What matters most are the memories you make in the swimsuit, not how you look in the swimsuit.”
‘Sometimes I need to hear this’
That important reminder, which has more than 10,000 views, hit a lot of TikTok moms in the feels.
“You look amazing mamma,” wrote one encouraging user.
“Love this!” wrote one new mom. “I just had my first baby 3 weeks ago and have been nervous about summer plans and being in a swimsuit. This is good to keep in mind.”
“Thank you,” wrote another. “Sometimes I need to hear this. It’s all about making special memories with your baby.”
One TikTok user shared another perspective — the one from your child.
“[Y]our kid doesn’t care how you look in a swimsuit,” she wrote, “they care that you got in the water with them.”
So don’t be afraid to get out there, mamas! You deserve this time outside and this time with your kids. Besides, summer fun is for every. body.
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