Guest series: my body is beautiful because… Popcorn for lunch

Guest series: my body is beautiful because… Popcorn for lunch

Thank you for joining my guest series ‘My body is beautiful because.’

I have the incredibly talented and very lovely Jemma from Popcorn for lunch showcasing a very special post today. I won’t say anymore as I don’t want to spoil it.

Simply enjoy…

One sunny day in August, to a very nice man Mummy said “I do,”
Rings were exchanged and they were wed,
In a little church at a quarter past two.

For a year they had weekends away, breakfasts in bed and enjoyed the finer things.
They had holidays on the beach, Christmas nights out and all the adventure being newlywed brings.

Then their little family of two became three on a crisp January day.
Happy and joyous they really were, but Mummy noticed things had changed in a way.

Mummy’s body had gone a bit wobbly now, things weren’t the same as before,
Sagging here and stretching there and many outfits left on the changing room floor.

Don’t worry,” he said,” I love you as I always did and exactly the way you are.
In fact I might love you a little bit more,
Even more than I did at the start.

The dress sizes were climbed and the scales didn’t lie when two more babies came along.
Mummy loved her babies dearly, they were her world, but all her self-esteem had gone.

Don’t worry,” he said, “I love you as I always did and exactly the way you are,
You’re more amazing to me, you’ve made a dad,
I have more now than I did at the start.

But her abs had gone, replaced by a pouch, so Mummy didn’t listen and sometimes cried,
I need to hide these curves and wobbly bits,” she said,
And away from nice clothes she shied.

Don’t worry,” he said, ”I love you as I always did and exactly the way you are,
I actually really like the wobbly bits and the curves,
You’re more beautiful than you were at the start

Sometimes seeing women in magazines made Mummy feel a bit bad,
Mummy couldn’t remember what it was like,
To look in the mirror and not feel sad.

But Daddy was there to speak up and say,
You can’t go on feeling this way!

Since that sunny day in August my love for you has done nothing but grow!

And now Mummy finally knows her body is beautiful…

Because a very nice man said so.

All the feels.

Thank you so much Jemma – it has been an absolute pleasure to host such a special poem. Beautiful and talented, your husband is one lucky man (and you are a very lucky lady by the sounds of it). This is such a great reminder that we often see ourselves in completely different light to those who know and love us… it’s great to get a little perspective sometimes. 

If you want to learn more about Jemma or read more of her fantastic poetry, you can visit her blog Popcorn for lunch here. She can also be found on on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you’ve got a “My body is beautiful because” story to share and would love to be featured, then I’d love to have you. Get in touch and email me at for some more information.

Rhyming with Wine


  1. September 20, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    What a beautiful poem! We need to remember how much our bodies have gone through to produce these tiny humans and having a lovely, supportive partner like this definitely helps.


    • muffintopmummyblog
      September 21, 2017 / 10:47 am

      I agree – it’s much easier when you’ve got someone in your corner reminding you 😊 Jemma has captured this perfectly! X

  2. September 21, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Oh wow. So much love for this. Sometimes we really do need to stop and hear the kind voices around us over our own inner critic don’t we. Beautiful xx

    • muffintopmummyblog
      September 21, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Yes! It’s such a great reminder that it’s not just our own voice that we should listen to (plus, you know I love a old poem!) x

    • muffintopmummyblog
      September 22, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Yes! Totally agree 🙌🏻 it’s an amazing poem and I’m jealous that her husband is so lovely 😂 x

  3. September 23, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Oh this is just lovely! Brought a tear to my eye! How very special her hubby is! Thank you for linking this up to #DreamTeam!

    • muffintopmummyblog
      September 23, 2017 / 11:22 pm

      I know! I melted a little when she sent it to me – beautiful writing from a beautiful lady! 😊

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