I am a lover of makeup but struggle with the idea of wearing it sometimes because I’m a stay at home mom. Where am I going that requires a smoky eye and a nude lip? What am I teaching my daughter? Isn’t my regular face good enough for everyday? People will think I am one of “those women”. But I am one of “those women”. And I don’t care.
I’m one of those women/mothers who thinks how I look is just as important as how my kids look. That in and of itself is pretty damn revolutionary.
I see a lot of beautiful children and frazzled looking mommies everyday. I like to take time to make sure my lashes are perfectly curled and separated and my concealer doesn’t look cakey. I need my lipstick. My kids can wait 10 minutes and in that time, they can think about how they aren’t the center of the universe and that my needs matter just as much as their own. I don’t consider this selfish, I consider it self care, even if we are just going to the grocery store.