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MILF Mommy's back with fashion advice for moms. "Unless you are a 17-year-old high fashion model, short hair does not look cute and sexy--stop fooling yourself." What she says you're doing wrong with sweaters, make-up--and your purse too.


Hey moms,
I got a lot of flack for my last post about how size twelves are fat, but your anger just made me think that the message hit home for some. So, I'm continuing my public service with some advice about your fashion.

I've noticed that many women have children and then decide to let themselves go. What's the deal with this? It doesn't make you a better mother to lose your self-worth--it only makes it look like you don't care about yourself. It also is unfair to your husband. You sold him one thing and now you're delivering another. Don't be surprised if he goes elsewhere. Just sayin'.

Stop cutting your hair short. FYI, it's unattractive. Instead of running to lose the baby weight, some women run to the salon and chop their locks. Why? Short hair is lower maintenance? What about the amount of work it will take to keep your marriage after your husband no longer finds you sexy? Unless you are a 17-year-old high fashion model, it doesn't look good. And for those of you who keep it long, PLEASE brush it and lose the pony-tail. You're not six.

Try mascara. And while you're at it, a little lip-gloss wouldn't hurt. When your husband married you, were you au naturel? I highly doubt it. If your nail polish chips, remove it! At least look like you are trying--or don't be surprised when he runs off with his younger co-worker who actually attempts to take care of herself.

Sweats are a no-no. Unless you are sweating off those baby pounds or taking a kickass Piloxing class, step away from all pants with elastic or pull-strings. You look sloppy and lazy and it's setting a bad example for your children. "Mommy doesn't give a sh*t about herself, sweetie pie. Otherwise I'd wear pants with a button and a zipper." Oh... and sneakers are. for. the. gym. Heels won't kill you.

Lose the 'mom' clothes. Sweater sets aren't sexy--even if you just wear the tank sweater underneath. And, please get new jeans. If you are wearing the same ones from before you had the baby--congrats, but chances are good they're totally out of style. And listen, regardless of what the sales clerk told you at Babies "R" Us, a diaper bag is not a purse.

Take a shower. Shave the legs and wash your hair. If I hear one more time, "I don't even have time to take a shower," I'm going to throw my Manolos at someone's head. Don't think we can't tell that you skipped another day and are hiding that greasy mop in a pony-tail. We can see you. Throw the kid in front of a video and turn the faucet on...pronto.

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Ashley August 17, 2008, 2:36 AM

I have shoulder length hair, and up until 2 months ago it was down to the middle of my back. I have to say that with my hair shorter I now look more like a 24 year old, instead of an 18 year old. I always take time to put on make-up, fix my hair, and dress nice as well…and not to sound conceited, but men have always noticed me. So hair length, has squat to do with it. Truthfully, my hubby doesn’t give a sh*t whether I have on make-up or not.

So, MILF Mommy if you are so hot, then lets see what you look like. I wanna know what I need to live up to. I hate to say it, but I (as well as many other women on here) have probably got you beat.

Lee August 17, 2008, 6:28 AM

Is this lady for real or is it some hyped up post to get comments?

jo August 17, 2008, 4:24 PM

Well gosh I guess if we all looked like you we would all happy. Just because you don”t like short hair cuts it doesn’t mean that men don’t. I do agree with some of the advice but you just sound like a plain old silver spoon up your butt that you think smells like roses bossy friendless man using manipulative hag and in five years when your body gives out because you’ve been using it to get what you want, than lets see how feel.

Colleen August 18, 2008, 1:44 PM

I would agree with a lot of this. Its harsh but its about time some one said it. Why do you think so many men turn to porn? Not saying you need to look like a porn star but there is a reason men are looking.

I think your hair should be styled the way your husband finds it attractive. I have short hair and I’m 24, I also have some crazy white chunky lightings (they are clipin extensions), I am a brunette. My husband is a musician and LOVES it that I am a little punk. He loves me and respects me, but I also know that he is willing to bend over backwards for me because I do the same for him. Women ask your husbands what they like… this is the best gage of sexy in my eyes!

kris  August 18, 2008, 3:55 PM

Do you have a mood diorder? There is help out there.

Kia August 18, 2008, 6:10 PM

If I hear one more mom say, “I don’t have time…” Would you use that same excuse if you had to go to work in the morning? I have 2 active toddlers under the age of 3. I can tell you, even they don’t take up every single second of my day. I get up 30 minutes earlier than my family. It gives me quiet time to ease into the day, get cleaned up, brush my hair, apply a little makeup, smell good! I love and trust my husband, but I know there is a lot of temptation out there. I want to build him up, make him proud (Prov. 31), and give him something nice to come home to! He always compliments me on how nice I smell, and that leads to some wonderful things….Come on, wives, isn’t he worth the effort?

Julie August 19, 2008, 3:00 PM

I am not married but the way you phrase this is crazy although it is true to some extent. If a man is worth keeping he will love you regardless. I don’t have kids but I have put on a few pounds due to medication and I am working on having a baby in the next few years. I am a size sixteen and thirty-two pounds is all chest. Very little tummy and for you to call a size 12 fat is crazy.

You either have a problem keeping your man happy due to your looks/habits and thinking the shared advice might reflect someone else. If he runs to the 17 yo model based on how I look after I have my baby then he is NOTthe father for my child or the husband for me. =)

Jadelee August 19, 2008, 4:27 PM

First of all, I am 26 and I look 18, so what if I want to cut my hair short. My husband hates long hair anyway. When we met my hair was very long but I recently cut it shoulder length, whats wrong with that. The jeans I wore two years ago are back and some dont ever go out of style, check your fashion facts “MILF”. I’ve never wore makeup, except lipgloss or ever had acrylics, I have been all natural for my entire life. Maybe thats why I look 18, I never put that junk that clogs up pores on my face. I have a two year old, I work full time and I go to school full time, SO WHAT IF I DONT HAVE TIME TO SHOWER!!!! I will get to it when I get a chance. You come live my life and see how easy it is. Dont try to give out BS advice. Some of us have more going on in our lives than looking in the mirror 24 hours a day. Besides, if your man really loves you, he will not be running off to the nearest hussy just because you didnt fix your nails.

Dani August 20, 2008, 4:36 PM

Claiming that some women look unattractive with short hair is an atrocious comment. Sure, if one is under the age of 40 and decides to cut her hair then yes, I do find it unattractive. But, to make a generalization and claim that neither short hair women are attractive nor their hair, is ludicrous.

Every woman should not try to look like she’s 27 when in reality, she’s 47. Are you going to be keeping your long locks at 88? I didn’t think so and if you do then I applaud you for your vanity.

Lets put aside the fact that you “personally believe” that women should keep their hair long, some women are cut out for short hair. When I say this I mean that with some women’s bone structure, short hair does flatter them.

On a lighter note, I agree 100% with the rest of the recommendations you’ve posted. Obviously just not the short hair one and no, I do not have short hair.

Kristen  August 21, 2008, 12:52 AM

I take offense to some of the “tips.” Why? I have two boys, 3 and 1. I am 31 and still look youthful with no makeup. I take my showers at night because I work hard during the day. I clean, I play with my children, I swim with them and I am not afraid to get dirty. My husband comes home to happy children, a clean home, laundry done and a wife in a ponytail with a cute headband. I wear shoes so I can chase my children, I wear pants they can wipe their boogers on and I am a cute, fit, athletic mom. I’d rather be less of a fashionista and more of a mother.

Kynleigh August 23, 2008, 7:23 PM

MILF mom is probably not a MILF, at all. I’m going to just throw out there that she probably has to do all these things because she has a fear of losing HER man. For those of us who have men who love us MORE without the heels and make-up and other artificial things… an article as shallow and written by as dense a person as this… won’t have a great impact. ;]

Jenny August 27, 2008, 9:41 AM

For the most part I agree with what this lady said I just wish she could have said a little less rudely.

Evangeline August 27, 2008, 3:52 PM

I am DYING to see what MILF Mommy looks like.

Theresa August 30, 2008, 6:41 PM

Little girl - there comes a time in a woman’s life when long hair is just ridiculous. Some of us mommies are professional, working women and short hair goes quite well with the corporate look. If I were to start wearing long hair and playing glamour make up to work, they’d laugh me out of the office.

Women need to find a style that is effective for them and their role. Thankfully, we’re not all cut from the same cookie cutter and our appearances will reflect that.

How about giving us a break here. To be clean and well groomed matters - the length of your hair needs to enhance your appearance - long hair is not the be all and end all for some of us - and guess what, my husband of 25 years is fine with my hair short and well styled.

Natalie September 3, 2008, 2:45 PM

You know, as big as a bitch as this woman is, she’s right. Granted, you can take care of yourself and have short hair, but most women take the easy way out and just chop it off. After I had my second baby, I got really depressed, and I stopped taking care of myself. It completely affected my marriage to the point where we almost split up. My husband finally told me that I had stopped taking care of myself, and that it wasn’t okay anymore. So I cut my hair (it was too long for me) to my shoulders, put on my makeup, and started wearing normal clothes again. I still have days (like today) where my hair is in a pony tail, and I’m just not in the mood for full makeup, but I’m never w/o my mascara, concealer and bronzer. It makes me feel like an adult and a woman, not just a mom.

Gwendolyn September 4, 2008, 2:50 PM

Wow, hello low self-esteem woman. Seriously, you suck at life. I doubt you’ve ever pushed a kid out of your vajayjay and by the lack of a personality, I doubt you will ever find a man that cares about you and won’t cheat on you (it’s obvious you’ve been cheated on. lol). Thank goodness you will never get a chance reproduce.

Tiffany September 5, 2008, 12:58 PM

wow “milf mommy” i dont even know where to start. 1st off if you follow fashion at all pony tails can be quite sheek and are on all the runways, and it looks quite professional too. Maybe you should stop worrying what everyone will think about you if your nails arent just so, and you are wearing heaven forbid sneakers. Sorry, the last thing I will be wearing are heels or uncomfortable shoes while chasing my 21 month old son around. Not all of us can afford manolos to throw at people. i have had to sacrifice buying things for myself sometimes b/c im not rich and i have bills to pay, so just b/c I cant afford those high heels i really want, and opt for comfortable cheaper shoes doesnt mean I dont care about myself. Men cheat for all kinds of reasons. Its not always the way a woman looks, there are always many factors. Its obvious you have been burned in the past and you think this is the way to keep a man from cheating. Constantly worrying if you look perfect can be neglecting to your husband and children & that in itself can be a reason for cheating. Im not saying not to take care of yourself. I can agree w/ some of it, but you say it so horribly. Stop worrying about other people. its apparent you are extremely judgemental and shallow. 2 horrible personality traits. Please can I see you so you can be judged accordingly. Im sure you look great, but your personality makes you ugly on the outside and the inside in my eyes. You need to be more diverse and and not so high maintenced. The world in fact does not revolve around the way you look.In reality, my husband thinks i look better w/o the makeup and thats how I know Im loved truly. he loves me just the way I am, and always will no matter what. That makes me feel beautiful. Not b/c Im wearing designer shoes, with my hair looking straight from the salon, and my nails always done. As long as Im showered and dressed appropietely daily, whats the problem? and that milf mommy title has got to go. Grow up. No Im not hating, I just find it to be trashy, not classy. You are insecure, its OBVIOUS darling, learn to live a little.

meredith September 8, 2008, 1:31 PM

you have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!! Maybe YOU have full time help but i really DON’T have the time to mke myself beautiful all the time. my hubby actually likes me “au natural”. I have short hair and not bc it is easy but bc i am extremely thin and the long hair overwhelms my body. if you are such an expert at this, why don’t you tell us HOW to make the time to get all gussied up everyday. my son will not sit very long in front of the TV…isn’t that a good thing for him?? MILF, you are soooo off base. i would love to have the time to look my best every day but i just don’t. thanks a million for making me feel like my looks are more important than everything else i need time to do. and i am SHOCKED you are allowed to post this blog on momlogic…shame!!!!

Vicki September 9, 2008, 11:12 AM

My children are grown now, but I have always worked full time. When they were small, (my daughter was three and my son was 4 weeks old) I went back to work. I never went anywhere without makeup, I always had time for a shower somehow. I really don’t understand women who stop taking care of themselves when they have children. There is no reason for it. The hair thing however, is a personal choice. Some people DO look better with short hair. Anyway the writer of the article is rude and hateful.

Long hair September 13, 2008, 11:14 AM

This is especially to Kate…I am early thirties, heart shaped face. I have never been one to look good with short hair. My hair has always been a favorite with my husband. I keep it styled, it is usually around shoulders to mid back. I am offended by your “aging teenagers” crack. If you want to keep short hair, good for you. Don’t insult women who keep it long.

And for the record: my husband thanks me frequently for not getting “mom hair” or wearing “Mom jeans” He has seen women from his high school who look older than his own mother. Chew on that while you are in your sweater set (ooh, envious)

And I have yet to meet a man who likes short hair. Sorry. The general consensus is women with short hair look like men. Long hair is feminine, men like to run their fingers through it, and even tug on it. ;) You know what I mean. Oop, maybe not. And I laugh at your need to interject your salary into the discussion about HAIR.

Long and short (pun intended) what you do with your hair is your business. Just because I choose to frame my face with the appropriate style for me, wear tasteful, trendy clothes, does not make me an “aging teenager”. Methinks you have an age complex, shorty.

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