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We,mothers, deserve to be appreciated, respected, and admired. One way we think, we can make it happen, is by improving our appearances. Makeup, beauty treatments and surgeries are only few methods which today's women are opting to enhance their looks and make themselves attractive. But in today's over taken, over done and over glammed world of women, if you are the one who doesn't have "much time" to work upon pimples, aging, fine lines and wrinkles, then you come under the category of a "Low-maintenance mother". Although, you notice it every day but you fail to take immediate action. You focus on minimum skin/body care and spend maximum of your time with your family.
Believing in this concept LMM (Low-maintenance MOTHER) doesn't mean one should not work to maintain herself. It rather means,instead of hitting the gym, doing yoga at home for keeping ourselves fit. It means, instead of using expensive cosmetics, using natural homemade skin care products. It actually means, instead of wearing only in-fashion clothes, being in classic and all time clothes. I admit, looking beautiful is every woman's right but what we are doing to achieve this beauty becomes an affecting matter once we have families. We can always go for a massage or pedicure, or for any other beauty treatment but low maintenance actually is caring for our body in a less expensive way (in terms of money and time both).
Low maintenance says NO to things lifted, enhanced, or lasered. It supports shopping at inexpensive stores and look for items that are stylish but on sale, and to buy only clothes that we are sure we would wear. Brands should not matter and should never be used as a status symbol. Low-maintenance suggests "Don't long for beauty all the time because beauty is volatile, subjective and short lived." Low-maintenance mothers believe its okay to be less than perfect. Taking care of our body is important and worth it, but a little moderation is necessary. This concept states if we have a childlike heart and caring nature then we shall remain young always. Age is just a number. We know that new clothes, cosmetics, shopping always cheers us up but real contentment is finding an everlasting source of happiness. Real beauty is having a purpose of life that allows us to brush aside the unimportant and focus on the super important.
And the most crucial thing is Low-maintenance mothers (and wives) are actually a gift for the family. Because such mothers are always busy with significant things of life that they don't give much importance to scrutinize their body. For that matter they don't try to be what they are not. They believe every woman is already beautiful and she can always be more beautiful. It just needs appreciating ourselves, highlighting our natural beauty so that we can shine like a gem regardless of time and age. It is rightly said by someone that "Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." I am proudly saying that I want to be a Low-maintenance mother.