High-Maintenance Mama

I did it and went back to days of being a high maintenance mama.  I am now convinced that mom’s get their hair colored or fake fingernails not to simply look or feel pretty or be up with the trends or keep the years off or did I mention, just feel good about themselves?! No, I am convinced that mom’s get their hair colored and fake nails put on because then it guarantees that they will have to take at least one to two hours every so often, for themselves, to get their hair touched up or nails filled.

I totally get it now!

(what can I say? I’m a little slow to figuring out the loopholes in this motherhood/mom/wife thing)

I get why as a mom you DON’T want that low maintenance, cut it short to my chin and go all one color, look.  Then what’s your excuse for making a day out of getting your hair done?! NONE!  You can go to the local barber or Supercuts, spend 30 minutes and you’re done! What’s the fun in that? Nothin’.

So…realizing this magically awesome thing called “high maintenance” and how it actually helps me get time in for myself AND take care of myself – it forces me. And I like it. So realizing that, I went back to high maintenance and went for a hair appointment this week. I asked for sun-kissed. Well, THREE HOURS (yes, three of the most awesome chick chatting hours ever) I left with golden undertones and a more beachy ‘do.  One that screams, “I spent the summer at the shore, frolicking in the water with the sun glistening on my salty hair as I played with my children and made sandcastles.” Not, “I spent most of my time working inside and huddled by the a/c unit so that I didn’t melt away into oblivion.” We did frolic, but not near as much as this new sun-kissed hair would take.

So here I am…it’s a sneak peek of sorts…but you get the idea. Introducing “Sun-kissed Sarah” aka High Maintenance Mama…

(This week I’m going for a pedicure/manicure and not in my “Spa Bathroom.” I’m taking another hour for my high maintenance-self.)


  1. I’m a High Maintenance Mommy too, and I love it. I have regular pedi and hair appointments


  2. Sarah! It looks so awesome!! I can not wait to get my hair cut, I am sure I need highlights added in too, since I am now that “low maintenance mama”! I know..

    • @Stacia, We traded spots!

      I TOTALLY thought of you when I wrote this and was like…”Damn, now I get it!” LOL

      I also bought new makeup – gasp! I’m hooked, watch out!

  3. Go ahead call me a High-Maintenance Mama…I won’t be offended… http://theohanamama.com/2010/08/high-mai

  4. There really is something to getting out of “lounge wear” aka yoga pants or worse sweats and a tank top and into “real” clothes that makes a mom feel great. Good for you for taking it a step further and getting your hair done. It looks lovely! Now calgon really has takent you away!

  5. You are so gorgeous. Love it!!
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..You may have noticed… =-.

  6. Very cute picture! I have been thinking its time for a pedicure too!
    .-= Stefani´s last blog ..Giveaways Galore – 08-07 Edition =-.

  7. I am glad you went sun kissed and not platinum. LOL It looks nice. You need to post a pic with your hair down though so we can get the full effect.
    .-= Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity´s last blog ..Just Gonna Stand There And Watch Me Burn =-.

  8. I love it and it looks great on you :D
    .-= Lorri Jeanne´s last blog ..I Know I Am- But What Are You =-.

  9. Gorgeous, as always. :)

  10. Good for you taking time out for yourself. I need to get better at it, myself.

    You look fabulous by the way, you high maitenance-mama you!

  11. It looks very nice. And you are right about it guaranteeing “me” time. I used to keep my nails done and I so looked forward to that time every other Wednesday. Cut back on spending so don’t do that often, but now I love my pedicure time even more because my daughter goes and gets one so it’s me time, but also girl time. :-)
    .-= Kimberly´s last blog ..Redesign Complete Mostly =-.

  12. Beautiful, little miss hottie pants!

  13. Wow…that is a great look on you. I like it! Of course, you are beautiful, even if you had green hair! haha!
    .-= Mandy´s last blog ..My Kind of Rain =-.

  14. It looks GREAT! I just got my hair cut today so I know how nice it feels. :) I want to get mine colored with highlights and lowlights, too – just waiting until after the baby is born.
    .-= Lindsey@Kindred Spirit Mommy´s last blog ..I Love Spotlight Saturdays! Blog Hop 2 – Spotlight Your Favorite Blog! =-.

  15. You look great! Wish I could join you for a spa day!
    .-= Paula´s last blog ..Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure® Day 2 the3day keepgoing =-.

  16. That is soooo gorgeous! I LOVE it!!!!!
    .-= Brittany´s last blog ..Planes Of Fame – Valle- Arizona =-.

  17. It looks pretty, now you are all ready for Real Housewives of Hawaii
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..Great Fall Style and Comfort for Kids with Pediped Flex Shoes =-.

  18. It looks gorgeous!! Makes me want to go out for some pampering time!
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..Summer Flowers Brighten My Day -Almost Wordless Wednesday =-.

  19. Love the hair. I’m a High Maintenance Mommy too, and I love it. I have regular pedi and hair appointments. Gotta Do It, besides we deserve it.
    .-= Rhonda´s last blog ..A Day At Shenandoah Caverns =-.

    • @Rhonda, I don’t know why it took me so long ;) I’ll work my tushie off for this feel-good-time-for-myself habit. I’m sold! :)

  20. It’s BEAUTIFUL! I love, love, love it . . . and now I want to head to the salon. I haven’t colored my hair in YEARS!
    .-= Rachel — Following In My Shoes´s last blog ..Healthy Meals- Coupons and a 500 Shopping Spree =-.

  21. You are so gorgeous! Love it! I do the same to mine (I have dark brown hair too) and LOVE it! I will happily admit to being a High Maintenance Mommy.
    .-= Lynsey Jones´s last blog ..Diva Leadership Academy 2010 =-.

    • @Lynsey Jones, I stopped highlighting when I got pregnant with Leah, over 3 years ago! I think it’s what’s been missing in my life, lol ;)

  22. Did ya hear? I went blonde…and high maintenance. http://theohanamama.com/2010/08/high-mai


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