Whether you're a working mom, a stay-at-homer, or somewhere in-between, it's a safe assumption that your primping time has been drastically cut back both in time and priority. Especially if you have a baby with reflux - what's the point of putting on real clothes when you'll likely get spit on!
I remember in the early goings with both newborns, an activity like straightening my hair was a luxury. Putting on makeup made me feel like a princess. Please trust me that I'm not trying to be materialistic or push that looking good is all that matters. I spent my full college years in the same pair of sweatpants (no joke). But what I remember is how these things made me feel at a very delicate time, and that's why I decided to try recapture these feelings through an experiment last week.
I have to dress up for work Monday through Friday. Makeup is usually a quick job where if I at least have mascara on I feel accomplished. Ponytails and buns abound as far as hairstyles. But then the weekends come, and I revert to true hermit status, centered on raggedy sweats and old t-shirts. I mean weekends as a mom=non-stop manual labor so I guess the uniform fits the job.
Last week I made a pact that I would truly get myself together each morning - from ironed clothes to eyeliner - including Saturday and Sunday. I swear it didn't change what I did, but certainly gave me more energy to face the daily grind. So much that I'm going to try again this week.
I've learned quickly that challenging times aren't just found in the huge ordeals and massive setbacks. Parents' face each day with incredible pressures of taking care of their kids and keeping themselves together through it all. Small things matter most in these times.
Would you be willing to dress for success, whatever job you have, and share your experience? I'm going to keep this going and see what it means overtime.
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Yea, I went there. Nearly half of all babies spit up, regularly. Some more, some less, and for many it's just plain scary.
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