• growing up glad, moving, talking to your kids about moving, kids confidence, mom blog, mommy blog, fashion blog, parenting blog, girl power, inspiration, motivation, 2016
    Parenting

    When Kids Move

    My daughter came to me one evening and said she wanted to write a blog post for kids who are moving and switching schools. This is something she is experiencing this summer before entering 3rd grade. I was both pleasantly surprised and proud of her. She took the initiative to write this (well, dictate this to me as I typed). We worked…

  • Girl Power,  Giving,  Kindness,  Parenting

    Positive Pocket

    The Samaritans365 club welcomed the founder of Positive Pocket to our final meeting of the year.  Becca Zerbo, 17, explained, “I created Positive Pocket in 2011 in response to a bullying incident, which left me feeling sad, angry, embarrassed, upset, and anxious. That night, I went on the computer, typed up some of my favorite positive sayings and included some pictures…

  • growing up glad, metamorphosis, growing up, shy kids, kids confidence, mom blog, mommy blog, fashion blog, parenting blog, girl power, inspiration, motivation, 2016
    Fashion,  Kindness,  Parenting

    Metamorphosis

    I had the opportunity to guest blog for Hooligans Magazine again. This post can also be read on their blog. Hooligans Magazine is a quarterly print publication featuring children’s fashion, art and design.  The first image that comes to mind when I hear the word “metamorphosis” is a butterfly. I think of the transformation it goes through from its stage as a caterpillar. I…

  • growing up glad, kids confidence, kids swimwear, mom blog, mommy blog, fashion blog, parenting blog, girl power, inspiration, motivation, 2015
    Fashion,  Parenting

    Baby, I’m Worth It

    To me SELF worth means knowing your value and believing that you deserve to be treated with respect, kindness and love from YOURSELF (first) and others. It’s how you think about yourself intrinsically. Self-worth guides your judgment on relationships and your view of the world. I think we, as mothers need to make a conscious effort to focus on our self-…

  • growing up glad, no bullying, bullying, be an ally, mom blog, mommy blog, fashion blog, parenting blog, girl power, inspiration, motivation, 2015
    Kindness,  Parenting

    Be an Ally

    October was National Bullying Prevention Month.  I connected with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center through social media.  They asked us to post a picture in support of their We Will Gen Campaign. (Our school also encouraged the students to wear orange in solidarity of bullying prevention.) It is a program designed to inspire student-to-student engagement to lead the bullying prevention movement. They have many websites dedicated…