The un-put-together Mama

Except for a few middle of the night fire alarms, I haven’t left the house without a full made up face since I was about 12. I’m definitely not an au naturel girl, but not a MAC artist either.

When Buds was born, I had no problem showering or getting ready because he was always a good sleeper and stuck to a schedule. Still, I wasn’t over the top, but yes, I do enjoy a good purple eyeshadow.

There were many a stay-at-home Mama in our hood who were full-on; hair, nails, face, clothes, and heels. I wasn’t really sure what it was for- spit up doesn’t look better on designer clothes,  and even with the support of a stroller, heels hurt your feet after awhile, but, I would never begrudge a mom for what makes her feel good about herself.

Those ladies would probably be appalled by my recent appearance. I can’t remember the last time I blow dried and styled my hair or wore eyeshadow. Usually, my hair ends up in a ponytail or bun and I have to do my routine in rounds, based on when the three kids each need me. I have actually left the house on many a recent occasion in yoga pants (the new sweatpants) and running shoes. Eek.

How I would love to walk around all styled and made up with three kids in tow à la many a celeb Mama, but that’s just not my reality and I’m not sacrificing any more of the precious few minutes of sleep I’m getting.

As I write this, I’m not wearing any makeup and generally look a mess, but don’t worry, I promise not to leave the house like this.

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