Was wondering what is the general consensus out there on this topic, which I’ve seen pasted on FaceBook a number of times:

To all the unselfish moms out there who traded eyeliner for dark circles, salon haircuts for ponytails, long baths for quick showers, late nights for early mornings, designer bags for diaper bags, & WOULD NOT change a thing. Lets see how many moms repost this. Moms who don’t care …about whatever they gave up, and instead LOVE what they get in return.

Am I selfish Mom because I still wear make up every day? Because I still get my hair cut every month and highlighted every second month? Because I have my French gel overlays filled every two weeks and go for a Pedicure every month? Because I still try to look nice and take care of myself? And that does not mean that I miss out on any of the special things we, as mothers get to experience, I just get to enjoy them while feeling good about myself at the same time?

For me, its not a question of having to trade one for the other. I believe in having my cake and eating it, I’m one of those thoroughly modern milly’s who thinks and believes I can and am, having the best of both worlds.

Am I a bad mother because I strive to teach my daughter, through my example, that she doesn’t have to give up everything she is when she herself becomes a mother one day?