Katie Reed, the mommy blogger behind It's A Mother Thing, responded to her 5-year-old son calling her fat by conducting a bizarre experiment about perception and Photoshop. Reed says it all began when she was putting her five-year-old son to bed, and he told her, "Mommy you look like you’re having a BABY! Don’t worry. It’s just ’cause your belly is so FAT!”

While she knows she's put on weight for normal reasons (having three kids in four years and a lack of energy due to health problems), the words still stung. In addition to ensuring she's comfortable in her own skin, she wanted to make sure she raises three sons who appreciate all women for who they are (and that don't call people fat when they put on a few pounds).

Sources: MummyPages | It's a Mother Thing