We just got back last night from a road trip to Las Vegas! I was still sick and recovering so I can’t say it was “a blast” but the kids had fun! Haha. This was the only picture I posted on Instagram and it was nice to not worry about taking pictures and documenting our trip but just focusing on having fun and spending time together as a family!
I don’t know about you but I am nervous to raise my kids in today’s world. There are so many temptations and easy access with the internet, that is one of my biggest worry; pornography and sexualized ads that are everywhere that demean women and make girls think appearances are everything. That somehow being “sexy” or a “sex symbol” is empowering to women when it’s just the opposite.
One of my other biggest worry is that for some reason it’s cool to be sassy and have attitude. And that using sarcasm & attitude to tease other people and bringing them down is funny. My girls whom are ages 6 and 8 were watching The Disney Channel a few months ago about some tween show and I just figured it’s Disney, I’m sure it’s appropriate for the kids, but as I watched with them, I was appalled! These young kids had major attitude and sass and used it to make fun of other people with the fake audience in the background laughing and making it seem like it was cool and okay. I changed the channel immediately and told the girls they were no longer allowed to watch the show, or any other shows on Disney that were not cartoon that I didn’t approve of first.
I hate attitude and sass, but especially more so in little girls. I want my girls raised to be sweet and kind, not sassy and full of attitude!
So here are some things I implement in my girls to make sure they grow up sweet, kind, strong and confident. In the beginning the list had 8 things but now it’s 11! I keep coming back throughout the day to add more things, so make sure to check back later, chances are, you’ll read something new.
I think it’s important for us to acknowledge and compliment ourselves on what we did well instead of only focusing on what we didn’t do. And the below three pictures pretty much sum up what it’s like to be a mother to a two year old.
I am so happy that I got my son these adorable Kamik Snobuster snow boots. I’d been looking online deciding which snow boots to buy for him, so this worked out perfectly! DSW Shoes has many selections of cold weather boots for the whole family, and now that my son has snow boots, our whole family is ready for winter! And snow! My favorite part about my son’s snow boots is that I can take out the inner fleece lining and have him wear it as rain boots. And I’ve been wanting a simple black ankle boots so I picked the Sterre Western Bootie by Steve Madden, which I can wear over pants, tights, or jeans. DSW Shoes just opened up a store a few miles from my house which I was very excited about. And right now, if you spend $75, you get $20 in DSW Shoes dollars.