Doing my hair, wearing make up, buying and wearing nice clothes...
Yeah, I miss that.
These days I wear a lot of yoga pants and shirts that allow for easy breastfeeding. Glamour, I know! Here's what I do to NOT feel like a schlep:
1. Do something with my hair every day. It doesn't have to be fancy and I don't even have to use a blowdryer but it cannot just hang there!
2. Put on clean clothes every day. At the end of the day, there's always spit up or sweat or something on my shirt or pants or both! Yuck!! No putting yesterday's clothes back on or being content to wear what I slept in all day!
3. Apply some make up every other day. Notice I did not say every day... keeping expectations realistic here folks! Emma actually likes watching me put it on and gets a kick out of me explaining what things are and how old she has to be before she gets to use it!
And finally 4. Push those nice work clothes to the back of the closet where you won't have to stare at them longingly each and every day. I miss getting dressed for work. I can't wear those clothes now because they'd be ruined (see #1) so there's no sense in me looking at them all the time knowing I can't wear them (not only because they'd get ruined but also because THEY JUST DON'T FIT).
So, yeah, that's how I'm working on not completely giving up my sense of style with the duties of motherhood! Leave a comment if you have more to add! I'd love to hear it!