From cnnbc video, this shocking sound bite:
"A new study confirms that pulling your hair back into a ponytail is not the same thing as taking a shower."
I don't know about other new moms, but that study just dealt my personal hygiene a crushing blow. Next they will tell us that eating your baby's left over mashed sweet potatoes is not the same thing as lunch, and waking up every two hours at night is not the same thing as sleep.
A word to describe someone sans children who acts like this (doesn't shower or sleep, eats baby food) might be "eccentric," or "bag lady." But when this same behavior is observed in mothers, we call it "love."
Happy Mothers Day!