Finding You in the Mirror

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Is there anything that makes you feel like you can conquer the world more than taking some time for yourself in the morning?  I know you love snuggling your littles and reading them nursery rhymes as they wake up.  Those are special moments for sure.  But those rare occasions when you get to take a long hot shower and puzzle out

“Which is the best bottle for my baby?”. That quiet time is necessary self-care for mothers.

What makes you soar though are those moments after the shower, when the world is still quiet, that you take the time to put on your makeup.  To accentuate your inner beauty by tossing on a little mascara, some blush on your cheeks, and something other than your fading maternity clothes. 

It's not because make-up makes you beautiful, or that you aren’t enough all by yourself. 

It's because you know that you have taken the time to do something powerful for yourself today, and only for you. 

Your MAC mascara will likely not be noticed by your partner, and your Charlotte Tilbury lipstick will only leave kisses on your baby’s cheek, not their heart

But you know something they don’t know.  You know that you are getting your power back.  Finding the voice that belongs not to Mommy or to Honey but to YOU.  That your self and your person are

getting ready to take on the world once again, as you start to rediscover the self that was lost in the tide of parenthood. 

You are back, if only for the morning.


Victoria McCollum

Victoria McCollum is a birth and postpartum doula and owner of Doulas of Fredericksburg, in Fredericksburg, Virgina. She resides there with her husband and three precocious sons.