Sometimes I see women without children - makeup perfectly applied, hair expertly styled, manicured toes, dressed stylishly with coordinating accessories - and I envy them. I remember when I was once stylish and well put together, but being a ’well put together mom’ feels like an oxymoron now. If I can get out the door with my baby wearing something clean and my own teeth brushed, I feel like I’ve accomplished something.
Much as I want to spend an hour (perhaps two?) getting ready each morning and look impeccable when I leave my home, with a baby, it’s really not possible - not to mention a bout of morning sickness to add to my woes.
That DOES NOT mean that I, NOR YOU, need to be a frumpy mom.
Frumpy Momˈfrəm-pē ˈməm: Someone who uses the excuse of being a busy mother to justify lazy and poorly put together outfits. Some examples include ‘mom jeans,’ sweats with flip flops, and the eternal ponytail.
Fortunately, keeping yourself away from being a frumpy mom doesn’t have to take hours to do! In fact, while you may never be quite as stylish and fashionable as you were as a single 20’s something, you CAN maintain style without compromising your limited time. (more…)