Life after kids is wonderful. It's also different and you are no longer the center of the world.
Here is my Before - After
Filed and painted long nails - Cut them short, very often uneven, almost always unpainted (don't even ask about my feet!)
Plucked eyebrows daily/weekly - Tweezers come out of the medicine cabinet about once every three months...little sprouts abound, don't look too close.
Gap - Old Navy & Target
Showered everyday - When was my last shower?
Slept in on the weekends - Coffee is the new sleep.
Boobs were for beauty - Boobs are for feeding
Gave the evil eye to moms with misbehaving kids in public - Smile & offer assistance & reassurance.
Went to the bathroom alone - Flushed privacy down the toilet
Had a career - Just go to work
Loved yourself - Love your kids more then anything else
Remembered Everything - Forget Everything
So yeah, I'm a fatter, less fashionable, hairier forgetful version of my former self. Yet, because I'm a mom, I'm stronger, and wiser, and more determined to live life to the fullest and be the best woman I can be:) Moms are the most remarkable woman I have the pleasure of being friends with.