I was searching the Internet the other night for articles on working moms. I came across this one about momshells.
Apparently it is "the latest term used to describe a new generation of bombshell moms."
Are you kidding me?
I was appalled. Like we need another label to try to live up to.
I'm all for looking presentable. I enjoy shopping and dressing up. I have no problem wearing shoes that look good but make my feet bleed.
But do I look like a bombshell every time I walk out the door? Um, very rarely.
I got my hair chopped off after Peanut came along into what my husband deemed "a mom cut." It was necessary. My hair was falling out thanks to the hormones so I had been pulling my hair back into a ponytail topped with a headband for weeks.
My clothes are wear-and-go. If they need ironing or dry-cleaning, forget about it.
I wouldn't mind looking like a momshell everyday but I think that might require a stylist, a personal trainer and a live-in nanny. And probably a couple million dollars.
The article says that being a momshell isn't all about looks, but also a state of mind and finding a balance. I don't know about you but my state of mind after 5-6 broken hours of sleep, working fulltime and caring for a nursing almost-9-month-old who is learning to be mobile and possibly teething is more "sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep" and less "which sexy jeans should I wear out tonight?"
So, moms, how often do you feel like a momshell? What would it take for to feel like one more often?