Thursday, April 30, 2009

Forcing Glam

You're a mom. Showers are lightning fast. Going pee in private is out of the question. Shaving is a rare occasion and putting on makeup is saved for special occasions. Does this sound like you? It sure sounds like me. That is why I force myself to get dolled up once in awhile. I need to remind myself that there is still a piece of me that is capable of looking glam. Sure, the stretch marks will always be there, my skin shows signs of stress and aging and I'm nothing like my pre baby self.

Getting glam is important because it proves to myself that I am more than just a taxi cab/toilet scrubber/lunch maker. I have lost myself in motherhood on many occasions. I become grouchy, tired looking and a tad melancholy. I start to begrudge the daily grind of cleaning messes and feeding mouths. Forcing the glam is like breaking out of the binds. Even if I'm only going grocery shopping, I still dress cute, do my hair and slap on some gloss. It makes me feel good and chase away the just a mommy blues.

Don't get me wrong, I know that my job is the most important one in the world. I am lucky to get to raise my own kids and be their primary love giver. That is why it is crucial to satiate my inner diva as well. It creates a balance and balance is the key ingredient to living happy. You can see happiness on a woman's face and it is simply gorgeous.

Nurture your inner diva. Force it if need be. You will thank me.


  1. That is great advice. Even on the days I feel the worst I still get dressed, blow my hair out and all that glammy stuff. It makes me feel better, even if only a little.

  2. That is so true! I hate when I start getting into the mommy slump. I really do enjoy doing my hair and putting on some makeup, it always makes me feel so much better.

  3. Yes!! I admit there are days that I hang out in my jammies all day, but other days I go all out, even if its just to go buy peppers. I like to look good, and like for others to notice my momma hotness. Its so important for us to always remain the hot women that we were before the kids came and pooped on us lol. Great post. You have a new follower.

  4. I just started trying to re-focus on myself again. Even if it means just adding some mascara and flat ironing my hair. I think that if my kids see me more than my pjs ( which are great!) they will want to think of me as more than their personal Kleenex.
    It's also nice to surprise the hubby every once in a while!

  5. I was just thinking about you as I read my latest issue of Glamour while hiding in my closet for some peace and quiet. I hope you are well. I know your followers here would love an update - hint, hint! But I understand that life for you must be crazy full and that stuff like this just has to come second/third/fifteenth.

  6. I'm the type that only puts on makeup in the 3miles between our town and the interstate. If I don't make it by then, forget it! Concealer, blush, powder, lipstick and eye liner. Mascara makes my eyes water and the mascara to clump unbearably... So it's usually on the way to church or a school activity (if I think of it...)
    Good for you to take the time out for things like that!

  7. It makes me feel better, even if only a little.

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