Why do stay at home moms have to be portrayed this way all the time? It's frustrating me today. I'm not saying we have to look like a Kardashian all the time (or that I never look like this momma), but really. Really? Can't we take a little pride in how we look.
It's healthy to take time for yourself, momma. (For you and the kids.) They need to know it's okay to take care of yourself and you are the one they are learning from and emulating. I know, when I look like poop, I feel like poop and if I feel like poop, I act like poop. I'm a better person and mother when I shower, throw on a little make up and wear clean (matching, well-fitting) clothes (even if it is yoga pants and a tee). I do not feel guilty for taking care of myself and mothers should not be guilt ridden becasue they take 20 minutes of peace in their day.
Yeah, my showers are short. My kid is in the pac n' play watching cartoons while the hot water releases the tension in my neck. And he's running around, getting into the towel cabinet as I'm drying my hair and dabbing a little concealer on my dark under eye circles from being woken up four times last night. He's playing with my make-up brush as I'm swiping my cheeks with blush and throwing on a layer of mascara. But I feel a little brighter for it. He's tossing my shoes around the closet while I'm grabbing my day's ensemble (hello, fall-go-to of leggings-tunic-boots). But I'll hold my head a little higher at today's play-date, errand, mommy-group, (insert the day's event here). And he will learn that it's healthy to take care of yourself and he is worthy of it.
Repeat after me, "I am worth it! I am worth taking care of becasue I have so many others who need the best me I can be."