girls and beauty

When You Care About Your Daughter’s Appearance More Than You Want To

July 11, 2013
Girls with their own sense of style

She said she brushed her hair and didn’t want to do it again. Observation made the statement dubious. “Mooommm! It’s only hair.” She had been playing worm with her sister under piles of blankets. She was wearing green fleece paints with penguins on it–the ones she claims are not  PJ pants.  She wanted to wear […]

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Sharing my body imperfections

March 21, 2013
loving bodies as they are

We shout “amen” when someone suggests we stop trying to look like photoshopped models. We rejoice when companies use “average” size (as if that exists) models. We preach to  our daughters to love the way God made them, to be comfortable in their skins, to be true to themselves not the latest fade. Yet, most […]

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Wednesday Wisdom: Find A Beauty Model

January 11, 2012

My hair is the color of milk chocolate. My husband’s is more of a 90% Cacao dark chocolate.  Neither of us have freckles. When Bird turned six, she suddenly didn’t like the way she looked. She had red hair and freckles.  I didn’t know how to help her. I wanted to blame Barbie. I tried […]

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A song about beauty

January 9, 2012

It’s that time of year when women really focus on how they look. So let’s return to the topic of beauty. In early November,  I made severals post regarding how our girls view their own beauty. Watch Dove’s fabulous short film called Evolution here. And read about resources to help your daughter learn about beauty […]

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Hair ties, headbands and headaches

January 6, 2012

Two girls. A new package of 25 elastic hair bands. A new brush. Happy momma who purchased both hair items on clearance to replace the ones that had gone missing. Fast forward six months. Hair brush is missing. Momma’s brush is the only one that can be found and on this particular day, momma’s brush […]

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