Have you let yourself go???

Mothers - Have you let yourself go?
United States
March 22, 2007 11:52am CST
I've learned that being a mom of 3, and a housewife at times it is hard to find the time now to fix myself all up like I use to years and years ago. But, it's not impossible. I don't dress up anymore very often. I now wear jeans and tee shirts everyday or sweats and tee shirts. It's very rare that I dress up because I really don't have the need to if I'm not going out and am just gonna be at home. I always try to put on a little bit of make-up though, mascara and eyeliner, lipgloss, to look a little decent or else I will look very tired sometimes. I also want my hubby to come home and see me lookin a little hot now after a hard day's work, (even though I worked my butt of too). He does make me feel beautiful though on my days when I don't get all fixed up. But anyways, my point is alot of mothers though I've seen, have changed after they have kids because there's just no time to do it. How do you feel? Do you find the time to fix yourself up? Do you not find it too important anymore like it used to be for you too? Do you think some mom's just make excuses and can really find a little bit of time to fix up? How do you feel, are you one of those who have really let yourself go and need to find yourself again and make time to feel better and fix up a little?
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
22 Mar 07
Yes I did this to myself when I had my children and they were only young, and then my youngest daughter said to me Mum, you should look after yourself better and just because you are married and had us children that you should do something to improve yourself like you used to do when you were single and she was right and I have tried this and my daughter was right.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
Well! What a very smart and thoughtful daughter you have. Thanks for responding:)
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22 Mar 07
I always wear jeans and t-shirts (or at the moment jeans and jumpers as its still cold). I don't really bother to make to much of an effort as I'm not really into make up and I like people to judge me by my character and not appearance like I owuld them.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
I understand you about that, not wanting people to judge you by your appearance. It is nice though to pamper yourself once in awhile with a little make-up:) Thanks for responding.
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@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I think it is hard being a mother of two and to find time to fix myself up.I do fix myself up every once in awhile.Like about 2 weeks ago i fixed myself up nice and wore nice stuff to a wedding.Its kind of sad though I guess because I can only seem to get fixed up only when something important like when their is a wedding for example or some other occassion or holiday,ect.I hope I cna start to fix myself up more often becasue I used to when I was younger and before I had kids.But I think it all comes down to whats inside a person that counts.I know it can be nice at times to dress up for your husband because I think it makes you feel good about yourself to know that you dressed up and look good.
• United States
11 Apr 07
Yes, you are absolutely right. It should only matter what's inside a person. It is nice though to fix up because it can make you feel a little better. I do the same thing, really dress up only on holidays or special occassions. There's really no point sometimes in dressing up if you're only gonna be at home running around with the kids all day, lol. Thanks.
@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I'm a stay-at-home mom to three children (4, 2, and a month old) and I still take the time to make sure I look good. After I had my last child, I made sure to watch what I ate and I've already lost all the weight that I gained while I was pregnant. Of course, I think I have to thank my mom in part for the good genetics she passed on so that I could get back in shape rather quickly. I think it's important for women to keep up their appearance. The bottom line is: if you look good, you feel good. Make the time every day to do a little "maintenance" on yourself.