I was out this weekend doing the usual running of errands and playing taxi for the kids and one of my neighbors who just had a baby a few days ago invited me into her home to see the new baby. As I was leaving, she tells me, “You are always so fabulous. I hope I am that way when I am a mother.”
I laughed because it’s a little funny to me. Some people have an idea in their heads that when you become a mother, you have to be dowdy and drab. Of course that is not the case. Being a mother is a stressful job which can be challenging, but I also am a believer of keeping up my appearance and staying somewhat fashionable while doing so. BUT at the same time, I am not living a glamourous life by any means. I do enjoy just being a plane Jane of sorts and enjoying a life without make-up. This is true.
For instance, when I went grocery shopping on Sunday, I did so in beret, sweatpants and t-shirt sans make-up. Far from fabulosity but I still felt beautiful. Make-up doesn’t define me. It gives me extra pizazz, makes me stand out in a crowd, but it’s not me. At the end of the day, I enjoy sitting at the house or running errands with a clean face, hair in a ponytail over being all dolled up. I can be plain or I can be fab. I still do both with appeal.
Being fabulous is hard. And at the end of the day, I just want to be me. I appreciate being looked upon as a glamourous mother of two, but when I look in the mirror, I don’t see that. I just see a 34 year old woman with a teen and a kindergartner making her way through life.
What do you see?
What are your thoughts on being fabulous while being a mother? Do you think it’s over the top when you see a mother out and about all glammed up? Let’s discuss!
Always sexy with or without makeup. That's my Louie Girl 😉
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I really love this post. I never wore makeup until 2 years ago and and was really startled that the day came (2 months ago) where I was ahh I have no makeup on. Don't look at me! That was a wake up call becuase you're right it shouldn't define us as women. now i have days where i wear it (usually fridays lol) and on most days I just apply sunscreen, lip balm, and call it a day! 🙂
Absolutely. I have also recently fell in love with make-up (eye make-up most notably), and it is a fun and fabulous. But at the end of the day, if you can't be happy with yourself stripped down, then make-up is no longer an accessory. It's a mask. Thanks for reading.
Gorgeous! I love your smile and you just ooze a natural beauty that is rare in others. I love that you posted this, it makes me smile. Mwah! xoxo
Oh wow, thanks. I feel just as comfortable with make-up as without it. I think it should play up our positive areas, not coat them or cover them. Thanks for reading!
No need for makeup at all!
Well, not a mother, but I rarely wear makeup. Special occasions only and then pretty lightly. Makeup is too much work for me to maintain throughout the day!
As a make-up maven, I love the look make-up gives. But it is just that. Make-up. An accessory. I don't ever want to feel like I can't be seen without it. And you always look nice without make-up. Very beautiful!
I think its great when women can compliment one another. That’s beauty in its self. I’m don’t wear make up often. Only on special occasions. I do think when a woman can apply her make up well she’s an artist.
I’m not a mom so I’ll respond speculatively. I plan on being glamorous no matter what. I don’t see kids as a reason to change how I am already so I intend to paint my face … or not … and still be stepping.