An Ode to the Top Knot, the New Beehive

Motherhood has done strange things to me. I was once the girl that washed her hair daily, but after having my first baby, I realized I could skip a day. 

Then I dyed my hair for the first time and started skipping two days. 

Next thing you know, I had figured out the top knot and learned how to stretch that hair-do. I went from every other day washing to washing only twice a week! 

top knot

Which, after looking in the mirror one morning at what was clearly more Dry Bar dry shampoo and hair spray than actual hair, I realized that I had turned into all our grandmothers circa 1965. 

I totally get it now. Fix your hair once a week and just get up and go. 

I’m now on the verge of buying a silk pillowcase to stretch this style out longer into the week. 

I’ve also wondered if people have thoughts about my hair. 


“When is the last time she didn’t have a top-knot?”

“She should consider washing that.”

“It just really doesn’t look that great anyway.”

But the thing is I DON’T CARE. 

No, this new millennial version of a beehive has allowed me more time to do chores before work. I’m not free to shave my legs any day of the week without it throwing off my regular “leave for work” time. The best is actually happening now; I’m in my third trimester and we all know how much fun blow drying your hair is at this point. 

I might hold onto this hairstyle for a few more months before I considering something else. 

It just makes mom life way too easy. 

Emily Babb
Emily, originally from North Louisiana, lives with her husband Jeremy and sons Harrison & Elliot in New Iberia. She's an elementary teacher by day and blogger by night at her personal blog Louisiana Bride. She began blogging to document planning her wedding and has since moved to sharing recipes, meal planning ideas, and the humor in daily life. Emily enjoys yoga, gardening, camping, and is a closet hippie. When she isn't having a toddler crawl all over her while she attempts to workout while simultaneously cooking dinner, you can find her reading a good book or watching old BBC documentaries on YouTube. She use to be cool, but somewhere in adulthood all those concerts quit happening and a mini van showed up in the driveway.


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