Embracing Beauty Gracefully

Embracing Beauty Gracefully

Embracing Beauty Gracefully

As a stay-at-home mom, it is difficult to find the energy to dress up and put a little makeup on. Though when I do take the extra time, everybody is better off. I stand up a little straighter, I feel a little more beautiful, and I have more grace throughout the day. There is more dignity attached to my job as a “Mom.” Since I am feeling better, it rubs off on my husband and son as well. Dressing to impress my employers, my husband and son, gives me more confidence in myself and my abilities.

I grew up with a mother who rarely wore makeup, so I never felt the need to wear it. I was often told I was beautiful without it, so wearing it felt like a mask. The rare times I wore makeup, I did it for the wrong reasons. Fixing myself up out of love for my husband and myself gives more meaning behind the makeup. My husband married a cute girl who dressed up nice for him, so switching to sweats or pajamas is a big change. He deserves a little extra primp time from me, even if we are married.

Being a married woman, allowing myself to enjoy my beauty is part of the equation. I am a woman and should embrace my elegance. Never being a “girly girl” in my youth creates barriers for me now. In high school, I enjoyed painting my nails every week, but now my toddler would probably knock over the nail polish when he desires my attention. Adding a little more pampering time for myself will be good for me and my marriage. Hopefully my husband with appreciate the extra time I am taking to fully display and enhance my beauty.

This rediscovery of beauty, womanhood, and marriage came about after attending a facial party. I had forgotten how wonderful it felt to take care of my skin. In the past, I had made my skin a priority, even though I didn’t wear makeup. I miss the feeling, smell, and essence of facial products and masks. My skin and soul felt so beautiful after the facial party. I want to keep that for myself and attend to my need as a woman and a wife to feel beautiful. Embracing my womanhood makes me more whole and at ease with myself.


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  1. Tanya, I loved your post. As someone who’s lucky enough to work from home, I always have to remind myself that looking my best helps me to feel better, more professional, and simply more “put together” in my attitude towards my work. Don’t get me wrong – I definitely have my “gym clothes all day” moments, but I keep trying. Thanks for writing this!

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