55/365 : Letting go

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    I have to let go of any expectations I may have for Alixe and sleep. She's a hard one to follow but I feel like I may be onto something. Maybe a break through... Don't want to talk about it too much in case I jinx myself.

    Last night I got a lot of sleep and as a result of that I feel pretty happy snappy. I even fixed my hair.

    My sister made a passing comment when she was visiting something to the effect that I don't wear makeup anymore since I had kids. It is true but it bothered me because it made me realize that I haven't been taking very good care of myself. I've let myself go a little. This needs to change. I'll have to figure out what to do about that but a few small things I can do can be taking better care of my face. Most nights I got to bed without washing my face. Though, I haven't worn makeup in ages I should be doing this.

    First thing first... wash face before bed.


    1. *reesie 104 months ago | reply

      Yes mom, do take care of yourself!

    2. O Caritas 104 months ago | reply

      Well, I happen to think this is a gorgeous photo of you.

    3. divinamaria 104 months ago | reply

      There is nothing so lovely as a naked shining face full of love. I am a mom and grandma and sometimes an extra 30 minutes of sleep is worth so much more than mascara. Five-minute make-up really doesn't exist in my world. And Asian hair takes forever to dry and is really a form of physical exercise in itself. I say cut yourself a break on the morning routine until the wee one's a little older, but spoil yourself a helluva lot (read books or listen to audiobooks; massages; pedicures; or, the apex -- doing absolutely nothing). You deserve it!

    4. Jess Yarnmonster 104 months ago | reply

      I don't think you need a drop of make-up, you're beautiful as you are!

    5. functional mailbox [deleted] 104 months ago | reply

      i don't think that you need the makeup and probably the less washing of your face, the better. i hate to go against all the cosmetics companies in the world, but i feel like the more maintenance we do to our body the more it needs! i've noticed that since i've stopped wearing makeup and washing my face twice per day that my skin has NEVER looked better. like a breakout every few months and not even a big one. the minute i start washing my face more or using moisturizer, the drier and more unhappy my skin is. i feel like this is similar to the whole "don't over-medicate or use too many antibiotics" frame of mind

    6. PutYourFlareOn 104 months ago | reply

      That's an interesting point of view. I've always taken good care of my skin, ie washing twice a day, using hydrating creams and wearing sun screen but in the last few years since I've had children I've noticed my skin looks tired and DRY. It probably has a lot to do with city living. I definitely don't plan going back to the way I used to take care of my skin. If you saw all the creams I put on for one night you'd probably fall on the floor laughing. But a little pampering for myself is needed.

    7. ashleyrthompson 104 months ago | reply

      you look beautiful! and i was going to make the same comment even before i read your description :) gorgeous photo.

    8. Nonnahs* 104 months ago | reply

      You are so pretty! That said, it's still important to take care of ourselves. (I'm saying this as a reminder to myself, too.)

    9. Lisa Taylor Huff 104 months ago | reply

      You're one of those rare women who actually looks really beautiful with a naked face (and I'm so envious), so don't worry too much about the makeup right now. I have to say, I am usually astonished when I see some French mothers with very tiny newborns who are out and about, baby in stroller, hair done and makeup perfect, and SKINNY. I don't even have kids and most days I am not even that together. Makes me wonder where they are slacking off in other areas of their lives, because a new baby changes everything, so maybe they have all their makeup on but their house looks like crap or something. No one is that perfect.

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