I'm not a mother, but I have a couple friends who are. Some of them say that they just don't have time to make themselves look fabulous every day and I just roll my eyes...
I say: There is always time. You can make time.
When I watched my three young God-daughters for a week, I thought that I would turn into one of those harried-looking women, but I discovered the secret to looking fabulous... Get up 30 minutes earlier than the kids. While the house was still peaceful and quiet, I was able to fix myself up. It's amazing what you can accomplish in 30 minutes when there isn't a little one tugging at your blouse!
I also know a mother who complains that she doesn't have time to take care of herself, yet she sits on the couch for a couple hours in the morning watching her soap operas. Hmmm...During that time she could be giving herself a manicure or plucking her eyebrows!
It's all about setting priorities and sadly, many women don't consider themselves a priority! When you love yourself, you take care of yourself - and when you take care of yourself, you have a high self-esteem, feel more confident and generally feel happier overall ;)