Bachelor alum and new mother, Tenley Molzahn Leopold, is already getting mommy shamed. Her new daughter with husband Taylor Leopold is just two weeks old. She is doing an amazing job with her daughter, but there are always some who want to criticize. Tenley isn’t going to take it sitting down. She is already slamming back at the mom shamers on social media.
Tenley slammed for taking baby to the beach
It all started when Tenley and Taylor decided to take their daughter to the beach for some sun. And, to watch Taylor surf a bit. They stopped to take a pic of the three of them which she shared to Instagram. It didn’t take long for trolls to start slamming her for taking Rell to the beach.
One fan said, “Oh, no! Take that baby home for heaven’s sake!” Another said, “You took a photographer along? Carlsbad beaches masks please.”
Of course, many fans stepped up and came to Tenley’s defense. Most said she should ignore the mom shaming and do as she pleases.
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Yesterday, I said something I’ve never said in my life… looking in the mirror, with tears filling my eyes, I said out loud to Taylor, “I’m in love with my body.” — You guys, this is huge for me. This is not about vanity. This is appreciation of what my body has done & is doing! And so incredibly empowering & healing. Over the last several years, in my own health journey, & becoming a holistic nutrition practitioner, I’ve done a lot of healing with my own food freedom and relationship with my body. But after carrying a baby for 10 months & bringing her into the world, & now feeding her, & watching my body recover, I am moved by the power of my female body. 🥰 My body is continuing to heal and find its way back to pre-baby, but I couldn’t be more proud. — I hope that sharing this empowers other mamas out there to love your bodies, wherever you’re at, because WOW- your body did & is doing magical things! 😘 And all of our bodies are different, and recover different, look a little different, but I want to encourage you to stop right where you are & appreciate your beautiful and powerful body just the way it is! 👏 — Pants: @aloyoga Nursing sports bra: @bomaternity #sweetandfreelife #pregnancy #postpartum #baby #babygirl #liketkit #LTKbaby #LTKbump #LTKfamily @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2XEVP
She claps back at the trolls in new post
Tenley went back to Instagram with a picture of just her and Rell. She had a message for those slamming her for going to the beach. She said, “Mom shaming… my goodness, I knew it was a thing, and I was prepared to be presented with it- but it’s NASTY & the shamers are brutal. I can actually hear the judgements right now with this photo, cause you can’t see my baby’s nose & mouth. But trust me, Tay & I will do anything we can to keep our baby away from harm, as she’s sleeping, in the car, playing, whatever it may be, like being in the sun for 3 seconds for a photo… 🙄.”
Tenley didn’t stop there. She continued on saying, “Because we’re in this for the long haul, & there’s nothing greater than getting to share our little love with all of you, I’m saying something now. But I don’t ever want to have to defend myself on people’s assumptions— they are assumptions. And I don’t want the negativity or the shaming to steal our joy. And really, shame on those who shame others. That’s as negative as I ever want to get on here! But after watching my friends that are moms receive the shame (it always made me feel sad & angry for them), and now that I’m in this season, I wanted to say something!”
Tenley is in love with her body
Aside from defending herself against mom shaming, Tenley is proud of her body. She shared a photo on Instagram and said, “Yesterday, I said something I’ve never said in my life… looking in the mirror, with tears filling my eyes, I said out loud to Taylor, ‘I’m in love with my body.’”
Rell Jaymes Leopold was born September 20. Tenley and her husband have been sharing her pregnancy journey all the way up to her being here. She announced her pregnancy to fans in March. She is already rocking motherhood and should not already be dealing with trolls shaming her choices.
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