For some moms, putting on a bathing suit after having a baby doesn’t exactly top their list of favorite things to look forward to. However, as former Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky-Manno showed fans earlier this week, it’s totally OK to show off you’re not-so-perfect mom bod and feel comfortable doing so.
And the mom of two proved so after sharing a photo of herself in a floral cutout one-piece bathing suit while she and her family were vacationing in Maui, Hawaii.
Along with the photo, she wrote, “Dimples on my cheeks and on my face.” Ali then continued, “One-week post-Hawaii and I find myself sitting here reminiscing while looking at photos on the phone. Best trip of my life.”
Ali Fedotowsky-Manno Tells Moms It’s OK to Confidently Rock Their Mom Bods
“I ate what I wanted, I drank what I wanted, I rocked a bathing suit without any fear whatsoever, and as a result, I created the most amazing memories with my family!” The proud mom also noted that sometimes she, like most women, spends a bit too much time thinking about her weight or how she looks.
Ali then shared a good reminder to those who find themselves worrying too much about their appearance to focus on what matters most and not miss those imperfectly perfect moments. “It’s incredible how much time we spend worrying about how we look – and then end up missing moment like this. I vow to never miss them again!”
While she and her family were on their trip, Ali had taken a moment to share another embarrassing moment from their vacation. According to the mom, her son, Riley, hadn’t “pooped in 3 days,” but then did…in the resort’s pool.
“So, Riley pooped and I’m so mortified at what went down when he finally pooped that I don’t think I’m ready to share — or will ever be able to share — but I’m just letting you guys all know it happened.”
Fedowsky-Manno relishes in celebrating all the ups and downs of marriage and motherhood, including her recent three-year anniversary with husband Kevin Manno. Here’s to many more memorable moments for the Fedowsky-Manno family!
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.