Rebecca Eckler is one of Canada's most talked about newspaper columnists, the author of Knocked Up: Confessions of a Hip Mother to Be, which has been translated into nine languages. Also the author of the bestsellers, Wiped!, Toddlers Gone Wild, and Rotten Apple, the first in a YA series. Random thoughts on life in the competitive world of modern mommyhood. Blog will be loved by trendy mothers who still feel, or often feel, that the most important word in "mommee" is ME!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


So I was asked to pose naked a couple weeks ago.

A photographer, who I quite like and who I think is very talented, asked me to pose naked for an art book she's doing on....nudes. (Duh.)

In any case, the first question I asked was, "Will I have to show my Britney?" (If you don't understand this, then ask someone.)

I'm not comfortable showing my Britney. Just not. The photographer said I don't have to, that there are ways for me to cover it.

I've been debating the prose and cons of this.


1) It would be an experience. And I like new experiences.

2) My body is only going downhill from here.

3) Ok, I don't have a third.


1) People will see me naked.

2) People will see me naked.

3) People will see me naked.

I'm leaning towards doing it. And it's a completely strange reason for me doing it.

For the first time in my life, I don't give a shit about my body. I don't work out like crazy. I don't watch what I eat. I'm just well...over it.

And I'm not sure when this happened. Well, I think it happened a couple months ago. Maybe it's my age. Or wisdom. Or maturity.

But I can honestly say I really don't care anymore....and in a good way! In a very healthy way! In fact, I can't believe I have spent 30 (cough-cough) something years spending so much time worrying about my body and body image. I can't believe how much time I wasted being envious of Kate Moss.

I'm so done. And I feel totally free. Which is why, when this request to pose naked was asked, I didn't jump back in horror.

It seemed to have come at a perfect time.

Your thoughts?