Losing My Groove After Having KidsMolly Thornberg
I long strived not to fall into the category of looking like a stereo-typical mom. You know, the sweater, lazy pants and flip flops. The hair that needs help. The make-up that doesn’t exist. The mysterious stain on the shirt from a kid.
Guess what, I failed.
It’s not like I care to look like a teenager, a single gal on the prowl – or even that of a young business professional. What I didn’t want is to find my wardrobe lazy and my attitude careless when it comes to hair and make-up. Yep, big huge #FAIL.
When I went back to work with my third child, I bought a new wardrobe. I made it a point to get my hair fixed every 6 weeks. Each morning, make-up and heels were a must before stepping into the office. When I quit my job to work at home, this is when I took the downward spiral to lazy town.
I blame having 4 kids and being at home. I now work my own schedule. I am carpooling kids, fixing meals, changing diapers – all in the midst of answering emails, designing and blogging. I don’t have the typical, wake-up, do this and that and have to see people thing going on in my life and it’s cramping my style! I can’t find my zen and it’s driving me up the wall.
I have never been a schedule person, and I’m sure that plays a huge role into this situation. If I could just do this, or just do that.
Ugh. I think this is one of those “mom” things that I am going to just have to let go of and strive for better. I always loved accessories, playing dress-up and actually putting on make-up. I think getting my groove back is going on the list of achievements that will come in the coming years, you know like not having to change diapers anymore or sweep the floor times a day.
Did You Lose Your Groove After Having Kids?
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Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology at digitalmomblog.com.