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Make-Overs for Moms (and Other Busy People): You’re Worth It!

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Cinderella via WikimediaPerhaps you’re thinking that you’re too busy to “define your look,” that you only get to go shopping with what’s left of the clothing budget. Think again.

While it’s always important to keep a sense of balance and perspective about the way we dispose of our resources, feeling confident about yourself is a priority.

This is the third and final part of our series Make-Overs for Moms (and Other Busy People). Read more about changing your look by changing your wardrobe and hair and make-up. Read the rest of this entry

Make-Overs For Moms (and Other Busy People): Clothes

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The New DressLet’s face it. When it comes to prioritizing all the things we need to get done during a busy day, taking care of our physical appearances is often the first to go. But over time, neglecting ourselves can damage our sense of self-worth, our reputations, our marriages, and our overall well-being. That’s why, as part of my month of self-care, I gave myself a make-over. Read the rest of this entry

Just Because You’re a Mom Doesn’t Mean You Have to Dress Like One

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Lady Cockburn and Her Three Eldest Sons by Joshua ReynoldsA few years ago, Saturday Night Live aired a fake commercial for “Mom Jeans.” The video went viral—not only because it’s funny, but also because it spoofs a basic fact about the lives of millions of women: “You’re not a woman anymore. You’re a mom!”

It’s a perennial problem. How do I, as a mom, dress to fit my lifestyle and to send the right message to the people around me? I don’t want my clothes to say, “I’ve given up on myself.” But I want them to reflect certain features–psychiological, social, and practical–of my life. Read the rest of this entry

“The Female of the Species Is More Deadly Than the Male”

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Some have called Rudyard Kipling’s poem sexist, but I think “The Female of the Species Is More Deadly Than the Male” celebrates some of the greatest gifts biology gave me as a woman.

Women have that great power, not just because we are necessary for bearing and raising children, but also because we are the ones responsible for defending the family. And I’m proud to be the member of a sex that I have observed, time and again, look for practical solutions to keep our families fed, warm, and safe where men look for abstract principals. Read the rest of this entry