Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Do YOU have "At-Home-Mom Syndrome?"

I was talking with some ladies on a mommy forum that I'm a member of about At-home-mom syndrome. What is at-home-mom syndrome, you may ask?

This essentially means:
~You stay in super comfy, sloppy looking clothing all day
~Pull your hair back
~No make up
~No perfume (sometimes no deodorant - come on - you know who you are), etc.
~Not showering every day (we all do it, don't kid yourself)

Those are just few out of many examples I could list. This applies to both those of us that work at home or that stay at home with the kids (both are WORK, though, don't get me wrong).

I know I have found myself in this rut more times than I can count. I get dirty during the day with the kids, so there are more days than not that I never really get "ready." What's the point when you know you'll be dirty in 20 minutes, right? Well, I've found that along with this at home mom syndrome, I feel worse about myself. Sure I'm way more comfy, but feeling like a slob most of the time isn't exactly fantastic for your self esteem.

So, what do you do if you have this syndrome? Well, hopefully this little blurb will inspire you to do something for yourself!!! Do your hair, put on lipstick, brush your teeth three times a day, anything that makes you feel better! I have lost some weight, so I indulged in some new clothing that makes me feel as light as I really am, as opposed to the 2-sizes-too-big stuff I was slouching in before. But you don't have to splurge on a new wardrobe in order to feel better about yourself. Get a new haircut and buy a new mascara. Or just USE your old mascara and your blow dryer. You don't have to have money to feel better about yourself! You just need to focus on you for a change.

So your challenge this week, if you should decide to accept it, is to do your hair! It's that easy. Just one change a week to a happier you!

Here is a rather scary self-photo of me, taken this morning, before coffee (yikes!!). You can do this!!

Mom Challenge Day 1


C said...

I think you look gorgeous, so I'm not sure what all of that slouchiness stuff was about :D

But I do know what you mean. I went months without putting in my contact lenses, but now I make sure I do at least that. Then I see how tired I look and have to put on eyeliner, which makes me feel silly for wearing slouchy clothes, so I must put on a nice outfit, and then before I know it, I'm semi-pulled together. The hair, though... Yikes. I need to cut it or something, because it's in it's standard bun pretty much daily, because my daughter pulls my hair if it's down.

I guess I need a haircut, but it's at the point where if I cut it off I'd want to donate it to locks of love, and i'm so lazy - I have to find out how to do all that and if it's long enough, and how much I'd have left, and how I could style it, etc, etc. I'm getting tired just thinking about it!

Brandi said...

I totally know what you mean about feeling frumpy! That seems to be my mission statement! LOL

Have a great day!