haircutHate to be the bearer of bad news here, but unless you're a Real Housewife, once you become a mom -- sorry! -- party's over. Well, in some aspects (in others, party's just beginning). Long gone are your days of aimlessly wandering through malls, trying to find the perfect dress for dinner that night. And your long-standing Saturday mani/pedi -- ha! That's a cruel thing of the past. When you're a parent, getting ready is more a feat of speed and efficiency than leisure and luxury.

Being a mother is amazing, but it isn't always glamorous. But there are ways to look less frumpy and frazzled -- even if you don't have time. Here are six little things moms can do for their appearance that will make a big difference.

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