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    I shave armpits,legs and bikini regularly. I go to the hairdresser when I can afford it. I try to look nice , I would probably buy more clothes if I could afford it.

    I think we all have individual needs as mothers and different incomes to keep us looking good. I really don't judge people who spend a lot or those that don't ,I have enough stress going on in my own life to care much!

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    Do I pretty myself up because that's what is expected of me for being a woman in this society? No I don't.

    I would much rather spend time/money doing things with my family than worrying about my appearance. I mean, I look nice, neat and tidy, but that doesn't go hand in hand with shaving, hairdressers, facials and make up

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    Yes, but no to the perfect degree that I did before DD.

    For me I have more important things to do with my time and money, though I do feel a bit depressed sometimes when I realise that I have been put on the backburner while DD and DH have many personal luxuries and I'm in dire need of a hair cut and new shoes. I just can't go and spoilt myself like I could before DD...

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    Nah, even with my unkept nails, no make-up and furry muff I'm still gorgeous, I don't need any of that shizzle. Having kids didn't change anything.

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    This thread is making the assumption that women who don't do those things are letting themselves go, or not fulfilling some sort of obligation. Heaps of people just aren't that into all that stuff. Some of the sexiest people I know are natural faced, with cropped hair do's, jingling around barefoot in their fisherman's pants. You're not letting go by not spending a fortune on your hair.

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    Ahhh the good old makeup wearing mum vs the all natural mum.
    No one wins people just throw around insults at each other.
    The women who have their hair done, wear makeup, nails and heels don't love their children and are vain. The ones who are natural are hippy loving crazy ferals. PMSL.

    Im the fake/vain mum. But that's ok I still think the natural mums are fab.
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    You mean, since having children, do I still do the things that society expects of me as a woman, ie. attemping to look pretty and feminine?

    I don't wear make up often, don't bother with nails, have never waxed anything. I do shave my arm pits and legs once or twice a week. My dark brown hair has a bit of grey now, and I'm contemplating whether to fight it or accept it.

    As I get older, I'm trying to focus more on exercise and better eating and good mental health, as that is what matters, rather than a bit of slap or peroxide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    Ahhh the good old makeup wearing mum vs the all natural mum.
    No one wins people just throw around insults at each other.
    The women who have their hair done, wear makeup, nails and heels don't love their children and are vain. The ones who are natural are hippy loving crazy ferals. PMSL.

    Im the fake/vain mum. But that's ok I still think the natural mums are fab.
    I think people are just a bit irritated by how the OP is worded. I agree with you, look how you want, but don't assume others have 'let themselves go' because they don't go to salons. Everyone is different.

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    I wear less makeup day to day, less straightening of the hair, went from platnum blonde to brunette now that im a mum but I feel like im 'looking after myself' more this way than pre bub. I am more confident with in myself since having bub and I personally dont think i need all that now.

    I eat healthier now and exercise more to keep up with my busy toddler.

    Waxing, nails, beauty treatments etc i do just the same as pre bub - i think they are each to their own subjects

    Ultimately.... Still the same old K here

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    I certainly don't pretty myself up hence my post about needing help to maintain myself. However as others have said my family has an exceptional diet and I tend to put all my extra time in to sourcing good quality food, this is my priority.

    I didn't require effort to maintain myself before kids TBH. It also didn't matter if I had to spend 3+ hours at the hairdresser, now I have a child and no one to watch her. Same goes for any treatment outside the home, nails waxing etc.


 

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