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    Yes I do, but I agree with the others who say that your examples aren't looking after yourself, they are purely cosmetic. And that's cool, if you're that type of chick. I try to look good, I don't do fake though, so nah, don't spend a fortune at the hairdressers, or getting my nails done. I'm lucky because I have nice, easy to cut brunette hair that doesn't cost much to look funky. I wear groovy clothes cos I want too. I shave when I can
    be bothered, wax if when I like. It's a lucky dip for my lover! But I don't care how others look. Personality is what rocks my world.

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    I do to an extent. I get my hair done and do my makeup the same as always. I try to exercise but don't too often, although I do yoga class, which sometimes I do weekly, other times monthly

    My diet isn't the best though. I don't eat much and then when I do it is usually junk.

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    yes i do I still go to the beautician for waxing every 2 weeks and to the hairdresser every 8 weeks and i usually make time each week for painting nails, longer showers/baths ect its 'me time'. After not going for a 3 months after bub was born then finally going i felt so much better about myself and felt somewhat like my old self. The only thing i don't have time to do every 2nd day any more is wash and straighten my hair like i used to pre baby. For me personally these things are important for both my confidence and self esteem and makes me happy, i don't see why just because you have a baby you cant do these things any more unless its for financial reasons, i was doing them a long time prior to having a baby and will continue to do so, if iam happy my family is happy.

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    I try to, however not having any money after rent and bills for myself can put a strain on that.. i am in desperate need for a haircut, new clothes new bras and undies, new make-up... I still keep myself as presentable as i can without the above mentioned though.
    Some days i couldnt be f'd though!

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    Oh, I can't just not be F'd because I'm a mummy.. I'm just lazy, and don't really feel the need to pretty myself up for anyone elses benefit. I don't begrudge those that do, and I guess most do it for THEMSELVES not for someone else, but I just cant' be stuffed with that. I have enough to do, and certainly no money for waxing or 6 weekly hair appointments! Barely have enough money to pay the mortgage.

    I also thought the OP was worded a little rudely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    Personally for me just because I'm a mummy doesn't give me the excuse not to maintain myself.
    Why do I need an excuse?

    What thread is this a spinoff from?
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    I take care of myself more now than I did pre-baby! I fell pregnant just shy of 23 and loved to eat out, have the occasional (okay, regular) glass of wine or bottle of cider, I didn't exercise as I was naturally a size 6 and spent all of my money on nights out and clothes!

    I don't miss that life at all, now I pay attention to my diet, exercise regularly and don't drink (I am still BFing but I don't miss drinking either). I no longer straighten my hair daily, I don't wear make up most of the time, but those things don't make me feel pretty, having naturally nice hair, skin and nails does so thats what I strive for! I want DD to feel great about herself without all of the material things

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    I do yes, i shave every 3-4 days, underarms everyday, i get my hair done every 5 weeks ( I have a friend who is a hairdresser so this comes in handy ) i paint my own nails when the old paint goes a little ikky, i dont wear make up everyday, nor do i straighten my hair everyday, only if i have to go out to the shops or an appt, i go to the gym 6 days a week. I did all those things before my 16 week old baby was born, so its nothing out of the ordinary.

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    No I don't pretty myself up but I do look after myself. I look after myself better now than I did before I had kids in terms of diet and exercise but beautifying myself? Nope. For me it is because I am far more comfortable with who I am to be more natural...when I was younger I'd use make-up, nail polish etc. to make my appearance more appeasing to the general public. I know that's not why everyone prettys themselves up but it is why I did and it was unhealthy and I'm much happier just being the natural me. I'm really not a girly girl either so I don't enjoy beauty treatments as such (as a one off sure, but to go and have a facial or manicure/pedicure on a regular basis I can think of 100 other things I'd rather spend my time on).

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    Nuh. I wasn't massively into beautifying myself before having DS either though. But I did go to the hairdresser more regularly, exercised more regularly and shaved my legs more regularly BC (before child)! I don't even shower or wash my hair as regularly now. I do look after myself though. I give myself me time to read a book or whatever, meet regularly with friends and eat well.

    Being a mum isn't an "excuse" to not look uh-mazing but not having as much time or money is. Some people take a massive financial hit when a parent stops work or changes to part time when children come along. Finding time is a huge issue as is perhaps the lack of child care in order to get facials done, etc.

    And not everyone finds these things important.

    I don't think we need to imply women have "let themselves go" because of circumstances beyond their control or simply because they have a different set of values.

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    I find your use of the word "excuse" a bit odd tbh. Would you rather not do all that stuff but feel you have some sort of obligation to? Am just curious.

    I look after myself in the way that I think makes me happiest and healthiest. I don't worry about anyone else's standards, just my own. I exercise when I can, eat as well as I can, buy new clothes when I want them, am a bit obssessed with having good hair.

    I only shave my legs and underarms when someone is going to see them. Likewise the brazillian. I wear what I am most comfortable in. If I am going out getting dressed up and wearing makeup makes me feel most comfortable. At home, trackies and jumpers makes me feel most comfortable.

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