Why Drew Barrymore Loves Her Baby Weight

Drew Barrymore has embraced her post-birth baby weight in a body-positive way. As a mom of two, she sports what she calls a "kangaroo pouch", but says it's worth it.

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Forget those pregnancy absDrew Barrymore wants to talk about her kangaroo pouch. And if you're a mom (or, um, just a woman who has ever struggled with maintaining a body-positive mentality), it's yet another reason to love her.

When recently interviewed by Glamour about how her bod has changed since having kiddos, the 40-year-old actress, producer and mom-of-two said, "After making two babies, holy cow, does your body do some crazy stuff! It's hard to stay positive and love yourself. You feel like a kangaroo with a giant pouch; everything's saggy and weird."

Sure, it's easy to worry about those stretch marks, the boobs that aren't quite as perky as they were a few years ago and the wardrobe that is styled with spit-up—but as Barrymore reminds us, it's all worth it. "Those marks prove that I was blessed enough to carry my babies and that flabby tummy means I worked hard to lose what weight I could," she told the magazine.

What does she do when she can't shake the self-doubt though? She turns to Dr. Seuss. "You think about how beautiful it is that you're able to make children. When I lose sight of that, I exercise, read Dr. Seuss's Oh the Places You'll Go! and spend time with my kids. Then I start to see things that are bigger than myself."

We're going to try that tact next time we let those negative thought in—and just in case you forget, Drew, we bet Olive and Frankie could care less about that "kangaroo pouch." They love their mom just as she is.

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