Pamper Yourself, It's Good for the Soul
When I was single I was thin, fashionable, and diluted enough to think that the day that I became a mom I would look the same way. From my own mom to other stay at home moms that I knew, they all seemed to not care about their appearance. With all the time they spent at home, why couldn't they take the time to look good and care about themselves. "When I become a mom I am not going to let my self look like that."
Well, I have become that stay at home mom that I criticized. I look at myself now and think why should I bother getting dressed up, doing in my hair and putting on makeup? I'm over weight and my clothes don't fit. Now this is not a pity party for me, I've allowed myself to get like this and I have to do something about it. But I think I now understand why stay at home moms don't look their best, it's hard. It's hard to get up in the morning and have the motivation to get yourself all dolled up, for who and why? You are around your kids all day long and frankly they don't care what you look like, they love you regardless. Getting dressed, for what, I'm only going to get my clothes dirty and stained which equals more laundry. And my hair, well is just works best in a ponytail. I have come to the conclusion that this, not so great look, is our uniform for our job of stay at home moms.
I'm not saying use being a stay at home mom as an excuse to look bad. It's just that we have to be realistic that we can't look sophisticated and professional as we once did when we worked outside the home. However, it is very important to take time to do something for yourself. I may not get up everyday and get all dolled up, but I have found that if I give myself a manicure, a facial, a pedicure, or wax my eyebrows, it makes me fell better and makes me want to look my best. Take time to pamper yourself. Whether you have the money to get it or if you do it yourself, just do it!