My mamma always said, "Life is like a box of..." wait a second that wasn't my mom! No, my mom said, "Always put your makeup on and look nice for your husband because there is always going to be someone lovelier than you at his place of employment". "Jeesh! Mom! Thanks a lot!" Was my first thought, but, this lady knew what she was talking about. She has seen marriages dissolve through the years and some because the wife didn't take care of herself. That's not saying men don't have self control, because they do, but I should always WANT to look my best for my husband. It's easy for young mamma's to want to stay in sweats all day or skip the shower because there isn't time. FRUMPY! Your man didn't marry a frumpy woman. Besides, looking your best and getting dressed makes you feel better about you, too!
I read this article once...in 1994 when my boys were one and two years old. It really blessed my life and gave me a different perspective on being a mother. I truly love the advice found here and applied it to my life often. Here is the article. You can read the original here.