Since becoming a mom, I’ve noticed my overall level of frumpiness has increased dramatically. Showers come less often (dare I say) and I find myself living in velour and flip flops. Even though I realize this is a part of mommy hood, I must admit, I miss having all that extra time for hair, make-up and wardrobe. I miss my husband consistently seeing me showered, dressed in non-comfy clothes, hair done with make-on.
Now I realize that my current stage of life (8 ½ months prego with my second, the first just barely two-years old) is not conducive to all the fuss I once enjoyed, I think it’s important for us moms to treat ourselves to a little glam time every once in awhile. I think it’s safe to say that no one but us will make sure we get any, right?
One of the ways I try to channel my inner super-model (she’s in there somewhere I swear) is through our family photo sessions. I make sure that any session incorporates a little mom-diva time. I always choose my wardrobe first and then coordinate everyone else around me. (At the end of the day it takes practically no effort for my daughter to look adorable and my husband merely has to pick out a coordinating shirt to appear dashing himself.) I also take the time to get my hair and make-up done, which is a decadent experience in itself.
Our most recent session included some solo maternity shots of me as well. I’m always so glad I invest the time and money to capture photos like these because they are so nice to reflect on during my many not-so-pretty days.
What do you do to feel beautiful while wearing the many hats of a busy mom?