Are American Moms in Need of a Makeover?

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The book 'Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety' says American mothers are 'desperate housewives' running flat out on a treadmill of misery-inducing over-parenting. Beverly Hills Makeover Magic For Moms Diva disagrees - mothers can have it all says Eve Michaels.

According to Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety ‘desperate housewives’ says it all - American mothers are running flat out on a treadmill of misery-inducing over-parenting. They’ve lost the ability to enjoy work and family and they’ve lost that spark of wow in their lives. In trying to have it all, they lose it all. Moms’ lives are in desperate need of some makeover magic.

Author of Perfect Madness, Judith Warner, suggests that a “widespread, choking cocktail of guilt and anxiety, resentment and regret” is “poisoning motherhood” for American women today. Her book is getting a lot of media attention, but does the message ring true for American Moms?

Not according to the Motherhood Project study from the Institute for American Values. Most American women like being mothers, says this study. One in five Moms does feel stressed by parenting issues, but no mention of guilt and anxiety, resentment or regret.

“The Motherhood Project findings are much closer to reality,” agrees Eve Michaels, originator of the Makeover Magic for Moms program who works with women of all ages. “Moms do feel they have lost their sense of wow many moms are pressures in their daily lives. But they most certainly can have it all and they deserve to have it all. However, in order to enjoy it all and be free of the guilt and anxiety, they have to learn to balance their lives.”

Eve does personal online makeover consultations with Moms to help them get their wow Back. Her website offers makeover tips and information about how to balance their lives. You can find out more at

“What women want is to get their sense of self back and put a little wow and pizazz into their life,” says Michaels. “They look in the mirror they don’t know who they are anymore.”

“I was juggling a booming restaurant business, real estate investments, being a wife, and a mother of two children age 10 and 12,” says Dora Khamis of Orange County, Calif. “I desperately wanted to get my sense of wow back, but didn’t even know how to begin. Eve’s makeover magic showed me how to find my inner balance. Now I turn heads when I walk into a room, my self-confidence is soaring. My family really appreciates me and we have great times together.”

Ginny Haylett of Los Angeles was in the throes of menopause, in a new marriage, unemployed and suffering from “empty nest” syndrome. “Eve helped me reverse my negative thinking about aging and gave me the mindset to actually grow better and younger,” says Haylett. “I look good and I finally feel good. My husband and daughter are so happy to have the real Ginny back.”

Parenting issues that cause pressures aren’t going to go away. Trying to be perfect could well lead to a miserable existence. But with a little online makeover magic moms can find balance in their work and life and get their sense of wow back.

Start getting your wow back now at

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