Pressure to be a "Momshell"?

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Pressure to be a "Momshell"?
Fri, 10-19-2012 - 12:27pm

Whether you call them "momshells" (Get it? Part mom, part bombshell.), "yummy mummies" or just plain "cougars," you know the women we're talking about.

Think Heidi Klum, who was back on the Victoria's Secret runway five weeks after giving birth. Or Beyonce back on stage 4 1/2 months after baby Blue Ivy was born, announcing that she had dropped all 60 pounds of baby weight. Or that group of moms at your own kid's school, who look straight off the pages of Vogue at the PTA meeting, while you're trying to hide the spaghetti sauce stain on your yogapants.

The Hollywood Reporter
Editorial Director Janice Min, 42, former editor of celeb mom-centric Us Weekly and a mother of three, writes forThe New York Timesthat the "momshell" ideal is alive and thriving -- and not just among the star set.


Have you felt pressure to lose the baby weight since giving birth?  Do you think celebrity moms like Heidi Klum and Beyonce are encouraging or does their weight loss success post-baby frustrate you?

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