5 Ways to Build Mom Confidence

By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
July 9, 2018

This post is sponsored by Degree Women but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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When I was in high school and then college, I always did my best to look and feel confident. I never went to the store without makeup on, yet alone in yoga or sweat pants without my hair done. This all changed when I started having babies. Not necessarily because I didn’t want to keep up my appearance, but rather because I was exhausted and didn’t want to spend the time or energy to do these things because I had lots of other things to do. But it was amazing how much better I felt when I did things to feel confident as a mom. Now that my kids are growing up, I still have a tendency to head out to the store in my yoga pants with no makeup and hair in a ponytail. I can tell you right now that when I do the following things, I feel my mom confidence build. Check out these 5 Ways to Build Mom Confidence.

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1 – Do your makeup. A great way to start your day and build your mom confidence is to wash your face, apply moisturizer and put on some makeup. I always feel better when I have my makeup on (whether it’s minimal or what I normally wear). My makeup routine includes, eyebrow powder or pencil, foundation primer, foundation, powder, bronzer, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick. I feel more confident and smile a lot more!

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2 – Get your hair done. Whether you go to the hair stylist or do your hair yourself, getting your hair done helps increase your mom confidence. I have a hair stylist who colors my hair (touching up the grays) and then at home, I straighten or curl my hair. I feel so much more confident when my hair is done (even when it’s brushed and put in a ponytail).

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3 – Do your nails. Whether you go to a nail salon or do your nails yourself, having your nails done definitely boosts your mom confidence. To save money, I’ve started doing my own nails, which includes filing, trimming and painting with my favorite colors. Not only does it boost your mom confidence, but it also looks great in pictures!

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4 – Wear cute clothes. I love cute outfits, but with 6 kids, clothes shopping for myself is definitely not something I do on a regular basis. When I do find a good sale and something I need or am getting ready to go to a work conference or event, I like to put on a cute outfit. Plus, the great part of this is that you can make a cute outfit with yoga pants – ha ha! Wearing cute clothes can definitely help to boost my mom confidence.

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5 – Smell good. I don’t know about you, but I can count on one hand the number of times I felt like I DIDN’T smell good. And it was NOT a good feeling!!! Every day, I make sure I wear deodorant so I can feel confident and know that I smell good. Plus, it gives me the confidence to put my arms around my friends like the one above when taking pictures at blogging events! When I lift my arm in the air, I want to KNOW I smell good! That’s why I wear deodorant every day! However, if you are experiencing skin irritation or redness from conventional deodorants, you might want to give natural deodorant for men a try.

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While wearing deodorant seems like a MUST-DO item on the Mom Confidence list, how many times have you worn it just to find those white marks on your clothes? Ugh that’s the worst! Not to mention the yellow stains that are sometimes left behind from deodorants on your white clothes? Talk about feeling embarrassed about lifting your arms up!

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Well, I discovered a deodorant that’s easy to apply and will leave no yellow stains and no white marks! It even helps prevent white marks on black and yellow stains on white! Luckily, Degree’s UltraClear Black+White Dry Spray Deo has got you covered! It is a must-have for boosting my mom confidence and giving me the protection I need for getting all the tasks done that I need to do during the day with our family!

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I found Degree’s UltraClear Black+White Dry Spray Deo at our local Walmart. They had 3 different scents for this particular deodorant, which included original, Pure Clean and Pure Rain. My favorite scent is Pure Rain. Plus, they’re only $4.97 each!

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So why choose Degree’s UltraClear Black+White Dry Spray Deo?

  • Protects against white marks and yellow stains on clothes
  • Goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel
  • Up to 48-hour protection against wetness and odor
  • Motionsense Technology releases bursts of extra protection whenever you move
  • Dermatologist-tested and alcohol free

Have you tried Degree’s UltraClear Black+White Dry Spray Deo?
What did you like about it?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

61 Responses to “5 Ways to Build Mom Confidence”

  1. Bill Sweeney says:

    Thanks for sharing your tips. I’m sure these will boost any mom’s confidence.

  2. Crystal says:

    These are great ideas – just a little bit of maintenance and me time can go such a long way when you have kids! I always like to try something new too for a fun experience!

  3. Rosey says:

    I do like the dry spray. Degree is a trusted brand. I agree going out with your hair and make-up on does give you an instant boost of confidence, and of course you want to smell good too! I like the colors of polish on all three of you gals!

  4. I love these ideas and taking care of yourself really goes a long way to help you feel goood about yourself. I have to try Degree because I usually just use anything handy.

  5. Jennifer Van Huss says:

    I agree! Us mom’s have to stick together and indulge in self care in order to be the best moms ever!! I love the deodorant! It is my favourite for summer holidays and doesn’t stain white shirts!

  6. These are all so true, I feel so much better when I actually get dressed and have my nails done instead of sitting in yoga pants all day. And I love degree!

  7. Debra P says:

    Your hair and nails look amazing! I agree that taking good care of ourselves allows us to build confidence and raises the quality of life and happiness.

  8. Joely Smith says:

    I 100% agree with all of these wonderful tips! I need to give Degree a try too. Sometimes my deodorant stops working! It’s easy to let ourselves go once we have kids. It’s great to take ourselves back too!

  9. Heather says:

    It’s so true…just spending the time to do your makeup and wear an outfit that puts you together a little I think can help you feel more confident. I will be working on that this year.

  10. Felicia says:

    Yes, these are all great tips! I find that when I actually get something cute on it boosts my mood too. I’ll have to give that deodorant a try too! Spray on is convenient.

  11. Awesome tips for moms! I think self care is really important because it allows you to build the kind of confidence that you need especially with how people act towards moms these days.

  12. brianne says:

    These are such great tips! Hair and nails are so key for me!

  13. It is a nice idea to take a little time for yourself, as a mom I forget that I also have needs sometimes. I need to try painting my nails or putting on makeup, these are simple steps I can even take without taking away from my family.

  14. Angie says:

    These are such great tips! I need to take care of myself more… It’s hard with a new baby!

  15. Kathy says:

    I really love this post. You have some really good tips. I think it’s great to feel confident.

  16. Kiwi says:

    What a great uplifting post for moms. I am not a mom yet but when I do become one I want to make sure I keep myself up and still exude the same confidence if not more than I do now!

  17. Rachel says:

    You just listed off my recipe for confidence. I just feel better when I am put together. I didn’t realize how much of a difference it makes. I actually never did that when I was younger but I guess I like it now.

  18. 1stopmom says:

    I have not tried this yet but I want too, lol. I like that it has motionsense technology. That can come in handy during those hot days at the zoo or amusement park.

  19. Sara Welch says:

    Your confidence shines bright! A lot of us could really learn from you!

  20. Amber K says:

    These are some great tips! I think everyone needs a little confidence boost every once in a while.

  21. Heather says:

    A little pampering now and then goes a long way! It doesn’t take much to look, feel, and even smell your best!

  22. Cheryl says:

    I haven’t tried Degree’s UltraClear Black+White Dry Spray Deo. I like the 48-hour protection against wetness and odor.

  23. Lisa Brown says:

    good list and I do think makeup is a great way to have confidence

  24. Amber says:

    I agree wholehearted with smell good! Le Labo and Jo Malone are my go-to perfumes!

  25. Cynthia C says:

    Rule #1 – be kind to yourself!

  26. shelly peterson says:

    These are wonderful ideas. I love using dry spray deodorant.

  27. vickie couturier says:

    love the color and all the tips and information

  28. Natalie says:

    I feel much more confident with even a small change in my hairstyle!

  29. Dana Rodriguez says:

    These are great ideas. I know I always feel confident with a new cut/ color and a cute outfit!

  30. Sheila Foley says:

    Agree…even on days that I’m off, lipstick, simple makeup, majestic me feel better, ups my self confidence.

  31. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Thanks for sharing. I always try something new to shake things up a bit. Hair and make up make a big difference in how I feel

  32. Zoey says:

    It’s so important to take a few minutes for yourself everyday! Thank you for this reminder!

  33. kathy pease says:

    I have not tried this yet bit I love that it has 48-hour protection

  34. ellen beck says:

    I am horribly guilty of not doing makeup or really hair. I just cant get into it. I mean, I keep saying I will and just dont. I think you look beautiful with or without makeup your smile is fantastic. I am loving that dress you wore with like a peacock print.

    I have tried that deoderant, it works well!

  35. Jennifer H. says:

    I always feel great after a hair cut!

  36. Rachel says:

    This is a great list of things to help with confidence thanks for the information.

  37. Michelle J. says:

    Doing my makeup does make a difference!

  38. Sarah L says:

    I don’t do my nails since I swim 3 times a week and just don’t like the bother. I do enjoy getting my hair done and getting a massage every 2 weeks.

  39. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I love the tips and pointers. I love the information on building confidence.

  40. Lily Kwan says:

    These tips are very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  41. Amy Greenwood says:

    Good tips for any woman I think. 🙂 Feeling good about yourself is so important, everyone should be able to feel positive about themselves.

  42. Fiona N says:

    These tips are so important to improve women’s confidence, especially the moms 🙂 I love the “Smell good” tip and I already try the new Degree’s spray. It works for me 🙂
    Thank You for sharing!

  43. Francine Anchondo says:

    Thanks for the tips. I have not tried the new degree spray but I am always looking to try new deodorants.

  44. Donna Jacoby says:

    These suggestions will work for those times when confidence is lacking. Thank you for sharing!

  45. Natalie says:

    Whenever I buy a new cute outfit I instantly feel more confident!

  46. Buddy Garrett says:

    These are great tips for Moms.

  47. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I keep saying I’m going to let myself go gray but I’m not ready yet. And, I love Degree’s UltraClear Black+White deodorant. It’s my fave!

  48. Kayte CookWatts says:

    I have not tried any spray deodorant yet! I agree that self care, however that plays out for you, increases your confidence!

  49. I have tried the deodorant! I really like it!

  50. Danalee Davis says:

    You are beautiful, and thank you for the tips.

  51. Rosanne says:

    All of those things work whether a mom or not

  52. Laurie Emerson says:

    I do my own nails and I feel so good about myself. It seems silly but when they come out looking like I had went to a salon it just makes me feel so good inside.

  53. Rachel says:

    These are great and I need some help with my confidence

  54. Kim says:

    Dear Shannon,
    I’m Kim 32 years old, and just came across you blog and I really admire what you do.

    Your look is so gorgeous and chic. So keep it up.
    I must say that you really nailed a sexy style with your cute nose stud.
    Sure you boosted your confidence with it.

    I’ve been wanting it for years now, but haven’t got the courage to do mine.
    How did the kids reacted to it, especially your eldest daughter?

    Keep up the good posts.


  55. Mayleen says:

    nice ideas for moms

  56. Edye says:

    All great tips! Love the hair style :]

  57. Donna says:

    Thanks for sharing these tips. I haven’t tried that deodorant yet, but it sounds great!

  58. Tracie Cooper says:

    I love all the great tips and Degree is my go to!

  59. Antoinette M says:

    Great tips! I have not tried the Degree spray,yet.

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