Emma J is smart, gorgeous, and a fantastic mum. Today she shares her first piece for Amica and we love it!!
I read an article the other day titled “Just because you’re a mum, doesn’t mean you need to look like you slept under a rock”. The author claimed she had always been a girly girl, and now she was a mum, she still loved to dress nice and put make-up on, therefore all other mums should do the same. Well sweetheart, here is my response to your mum-shaming article:
1. As a mum, if you got any sleep (even if it was under a rock), you are winning.
2. If dressing nice and putting on make-up makes you feel happy, go for it! As mothers, we all need to take time for ourselves, but other people may have a different version of “me-time” and chose to do something other than putting on make-up. Personally, if I have 5 minutes free from small persons/cooking/cleaning/laundry/packing up toys/paying bills, here are a few things I would prefer to do than put on make-up:
- brush my teeth and go to the toilet
- raid my secret chocolate stash
- write for Amica and read the other awesome posts on here
- shop online (just stuff for the kids of course, nothing for me)
- watch the Bachelor I taped last night because I missed it while I was settling the baby.
3. Not everyone has “always been a girly-girl”. Some of us never liked dressing fancy and putting on make-up, and that hasn’t changed now we are mums.
4. I have a spewy baby, why would I wear something expensive or pretty if it is just going to be covered in spew?
5. I get down on the floor and play with my toddler, we go for walks to the park and I go on the swings and the slide with him, I’m continuously lifting/carrying/changing my 8 kilo 3 month old (yes, she’s massive) so hell yeah I dress for comfort. Why wouldn’t I wear exercise attire when I’m doing weight bearing, aerobic exercise all day?
So mummas, wear whatever you want and rock those beautiful make-up free faces (even if you do have bags under your eyes).