Proud2Bme | Mother's Day Roundup: Hey, Moms. You Matter.

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Mother's Day Roundup: Hey, Moms. You Matter.

We're paying tribute to the moms who build us up and getting real about how mothers can influence our body confidence and self-esteem.

Here are our Mother's Day picks:

I'm Thankful My Mom Encouraged Healthy Body Image, Not Dieting

Ashley Michelle Williams opens up about how her mother helped her embrace her differences and heal from her eating disorder.

Mothers, Daughters & Body Image: Kate Winslet Gets Real

Kate Winslet is making sure her daughter grows up hearing plenty of positive body image messages.

Generations of Body Battles: How I'm Learning to Be a Peacemaker

Melanie Klein traces her family's body hatred back to her great-grandmother and asks the question, "why is self-loathing heaped upon generation after generation of women, whose bodies should garner respect and gratitude?"

Video: On Real Beauty

Here are some moms who embody the definition of real beauty. This video has an important message that we ALL need to hear.

What message do you want to send YOUR mom this Mother's Day?

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