There's no denying that times have changed since our parents were kids, and even since we were kids. There used to be a time when a mom with anything other than a "normal" hair color was not considered "mom-material," and maybe there are still people who think that way. But you know what, dear reader? There are so many reasons why dying my hair makes me a badass mom, so "mom-material" or not, my hair color is here to stay (until I change it again, that is).
In some ways we're totally beyond the stage in our society where interestingly dyed hair means you're not compatible with motherhood. On the other hand, however, we're far from accepting the complexities of all sorts of human expression in mothers. Oh well. Even if some of society isn't ready for moms to be real, well-rounded, more-than-just-a-mom people, I certainly am. I bet there are more than a few moms out there who would agree, too.
I believe that when individuals live in line with their true core self, including various external expressions of that self, the world is a more harmonious place. Instead of suffocating under unrealistic expectations of "normal," children should be exposed to the diverse tapestry of humanity, regardless of whether or not that humanity is connected to a never-dyed brunette head of hair or a shockingly blue and white striped mohawk. Being a badass doesn't require dyed hair, but it certainly doesn't hurt, either. Allow me to share, dear reader, the reasons why dying my hair makes me a badass mom: