Things They Don’t Tell You About Motherhood: It Requires Waterproof Mascara 

If you are shopping for an expecting mom, stop by the cosmetics section and toss a waterproof mascara into your basket. Don’t bother with water resistant- WATERPROOF! Between pregnancy hormones and all the stress that comes with being a new mom, it won’t go unused or unappreciated.

Mascara is on my list of “don’t leave the house without”. As a mom-to-be or new mom, you just don’t know what the day ahead will bring. Hormones can let loose out of nowhere! That commercial you’ve seen 100 times will all of a sudden cause you to sob. You might witness a baby’s first milestone and squeal with a few tears of delight! You will get caught on an already stressful day, in public with a baby poop-explosion, and this will cause you to loose it completely in the ladies room. Especially when you are somewhere without a changing table and forgot to replace the spare outfit you used from the diaper bag last week. It’s ok, we’ve all been there.

Then there are days you don’t make it out of the house. These are usually the water works days. Pajamas all day days, but not the good kind with mimosas and Netflix. The days you are too exhausted from sleepless nights and the smallest task feels like mission impossible. The stress-o-meter is maxed out and the only relief is to sob into a carton of ice cream. This is of course after you had a complete meltdown on your bathroom or bedroom floor. It’s okay, we’ve all been there.

Eventually, the newborn becomes a baby, then a toddler, then a kid. By then you will have developed a thicker skin and the crying will be reserved for special occasions. Tears will always come with motherhood. Less sadness as the babes grow older. More silent tears of pride and joy for the little humans they are growing into. Sympathy for a child with a cold you wish you could kiss away. Eventually, tears of distance as you watch them blossom from afar. Once you join the mommy gang, waterproof mascara is the only way to go. Waterproof mascara and really big sunglasses.

Happy tears are joyful.

Hormonal tears are unpredictable.

Hysterical sobs are inconsolable.

Frustrated meltdowns are inevitable.

Waterproof mascara is PRICELESS!

In case you are wondering, my favorite waterproof mascara is the original pink tube from Maybelline.