now that your a parent do you still shop for yourself or wear/follow new trends?

@acie_21 (5647)
Philippines
April 18, 2012 10:05am CST
hi guys! now that im already a mom...everything changed!i shop for my little girl a lot .. but when it comes to me.i always check the price before buying it and in the second thought i cant dare to buy it!..hahahhaha!i love shopping dressing myself... i love to wear nice clothes and style is a big deal for me heheheh.. how about you moms????? do you care wearing new trends?? looking good is ok..but buying stuff makes me think twice!hahahahah! share you thoughts! thanks!hugs!
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5 responses
@ricebird (34)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
I still buy stuff for myself but only within budget. I ensure that all other priorities are paid before I shop.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
hi there! yup!were the same having a child is really expensive.. i shop with in budget too.. how often do you shop?? thanks!
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
I shop maybe once every two months or every 6 weeks but then I shop at least three new clothes each time. I have reduced my bag purchases to only one or two a year, and shoes to about 3-4 pairs a year.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
hmmm im not into bags or shoes for now im more into clothes cant wear any high heels cause my daughter is still 1 year i still need to carry her around..im afraid to slip!or fall down when im carrying her..do yo wear heels??how old is your child/children? thanks for sharing!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
20 Apr 12
I'm not a mom nor a dad yet, but i know the kind of constrains parents are facing.. haha With a child, everything is different because children should come before adults. After all, being parents, most have been past their prime and attention should be on the baby, since they are in the growing up phrase. Furthermore, baby products cost much more than adult clothes and parents ought to keep that in mind. However it does not mean parents can't be trendy, it just needs more effort to find similar fashion trends at a much cheaper price. haha :D Mothers, at least that's an excuse to do some shopping instead of staying home all day long.. lol :D
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Apr 12
hi kunny!!!!!! hows life??lol!you know what i totally agree about baby products!very expensive..honestly i dont buy myself any beauty creams or body lotions..just nothing!hehehehe!so thrifty of me.. do you apply one??heheheh!all i do is keeping myself fit and running around chasing my daughter!it helps me slim down a bit!hahahah! honestly i dont like staying at house often heheh! me and my daughter loves going out malls with my sister sometimes and our nanny.. going out once a week is a relief..staying often at house makes my brain stagnant!and layz heheh! anyways when are you getting married??hahahha
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
25 Apr 12
Hi again ^^ I'm doing fine, thanks Once u are a mother, u will start to be thrifty on yourself but generous to your baby, right? haha After all, she's your life now and nobody gets better to see your baby healthy, running about and being lively. That's what most parents wants to see from their child ^^ Well at least that's a good excuse to go shopping even though it means more expenditure.. haha :D What's more, children with more exposure since young would do them good for they tend to mature earlier, understand what parents are going through.. haha My marriage??? SOon!! haha
@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
18 Apr 12
I think it is ok to still shop for yourself and buy yourself the nice clothes that you like, of course now that you have a child, you have to buy for her too, but the thing about it is, is that kids grow REALLY fast. It is good to buy your daughter nice things, but she is going to outgrow them quickly. Therefore, I suggest that you always check the price when buying something for her, just like how you check the price when buying something for yourself. It is nice to be a fashionable mom. Just because you had a daughter does not mean that you have to give up trends and fashion. If you have the money for it, treat yourself to nice clothes. As your daughter grows up and watches your example, it will be good to show her that you still take care of yourself and dress pretty and sexy and classy because you enjoy fashion.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
hi there!yes i totally agree on you. and yes i still by new clothes for myself as well as keeping myself fit and young.. and i do checked buying clothes for my daughter cause i dont wanna regret,she grows so fast!whats important i prioritize bying her needs than the wants like her milk ,food, immunizations and etc..having a child is very expensive!and budgetting is kinda hard for me already..all my money goes to my childs needs hehehhe!but its ok its all worth it... how about you hows your budgetting?? thanks for sharing your thoughts! tc!
@GemmaR (8526)
22 Apr 12
I think that when you have a child it makes you feel as though you're not the most important person in the world anymore, but your child will mean the world to you and you are always going to be buying things for them instead of for yourself if you ever get the chance to do so. I know that personally I would rather spend money on my child than I would spend it on me. This is something that I have to try and get over though as I know that I deserve to treat myself every now and again, and I guess I would be a happier person if I was able to do this.
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 12
My wife and my teenager son and I shop together every other weekend. We buy the normal grocery items. Of course at times we buy clothes on offers. Just two weeks ago I bought a pair of jeans for myself. My wife bought a pair of jacket. My son chose a pair of jeans and two T-shirts. All these items are on sales.