10 Jan 2012
in Beauty, Body Image Issues, Confidence, Perfection, Self-Esteem
Tags: Beauty, Body Image, Confidence, Progress, Self-Esteem
Photo from Pinterest
When I read If This is Progress Where the Hell Are We Going? — The Girl Revolution, by Tracee Sioux, I felt compelled write about this topic. Tracee is asking the question: what is progress when it comes to body image and self-esteem? I’ve been pondering this question for quite some time now. More
22 Dec 2011
in Beauty, Fashion, Style
Tags: 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf. Fashion, Style
I know I said I wouldn’t be back until the New Year, but I had to share this fun video with you! More
13 Oct 2011
in Babies, Beauty, Precious Moments, Pregnancy, Sleep, Transitions
Tags: Babies, Pregnancy, Transitions
This is Bella at 5 years old with her kitty, Zip, who she still sleeps with every night.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. Our first daughter, Bella, was born in the Fall, so that makes this time of year even more special to me. It’s hard to believe she will be ten years old in a few weeks. Where has the time gone? Every year, around this time, I think back on the last few months of my first pregnancy. This is one of the things I remember the most… More
10 Oct 2011
in Beauty, Body Image Issues, Eating Disorders, Health, Personalities and Temperaments
Tags: Beauty, Body Image, Confidence, Eating Disorders, Health, Self-Esteem, Weight
I’m perplexed by organizations or individuals who put on the façade of empowering ALL women to love themselves and their bodies, but who are in reality only narrowly accepting that which falls into the ideas, messages, and images that work for their way of thinking or their body type. Why is it that some of the people who say they are for promoting positive body image, actually shut down the women who do not have bodies similar to their own? More
27 Sep 2011
in Beauty, Body Image Issues, Confidence, Fashion, Mental & Physical Health, Perfection, Personalities and Temperaments, Self-Esteem
Tags: Advice, Beauty, Body Image, Confidence, Education, Mental & Physical Health, Mental Health, Perfection, Personalities & Temperaments, Self-Esteem, Transitions
I can’t help but wonder what all the fuss is about. Why do we feel we need to look, dress, buy, think, and behave a certain way to be good enough? I’m not saying that I’ve never felt that I needed to be something other than myself to be accepted because, unfortunately–I have felt that way. What I’m questioning is why any of us ever feel that way in the first place? When and how does it start? At some point in our life, we all feel the pressure. More
15 Sep 2011
in Beauty, Best & Worst Parenting Products, Body Image Issues, Confidence, Fashion, Perfection, Style
Tags: Bad Hair Styles, Confidence, Hair, Kids Hair Cuts, Perfection, Perms, Style, Styling Products, Sun In, Women's Hair
This is my Kindergarten picture.
My hair troubles started in Kindergarten when my mom took me and my naturally stick straight hair to get a “Shirley Temple” cut and perm. She meant well, but my hair was a wreck because it wasn’t the type of hair that was meant to be permed. Several sections were tight curls, while others sections were kinky angular kind of curls or stick straight stands that stood out from the curls. Not cute.
When I show friends my Kindergarten picture with my “Shirley Temple” wanna be hairstyle–no one can contain their laughter. Yeah, it’s pretty funny, but I cringe when I think of that picture. My perm had significantly relaxed and my mom had put considerable effort into making me look presentable for that picture. I still have nightmares about my hair being cut off.
I’ve had quite a few hair disasters… More
09 Sep 2011
in Beauty, Marriage, Precious Moments
Tags: Love, Marriage, Relationships
I was reading in a waiting room before a doctor’s appointment last week, when I noticed a couple in their late 60’s or early 70’s sitting near by. I can’t put my finger on exactly what it was, but something about them caught my eye. More
07 Sep 2011
in Beauty, Best & Worst Parenting Products, Body Image Issues, Education, Mental & Physical Health, Self-Esteem, Sex
Tags: Body Image, Body Image Issues, Development, Fluid, J.C. Penney, Media, Mental Health, Objectification of girls and women, Self-Esteem, Sex, Sexualization of Girls
J.C. Penney t-shirt
Do we really want to send kids into the classroom with this type of attitude? As if girls don’t already have enough body image issues… More
25 Aug 2011
in Advice, Beauty, Fitness, Health
Tags: Beauty, bellaMUMMA, Depression, Health, Mood Booster, Nikki Yazxhi
Nikki is lives in Australia and is a BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE WRITER who is also mum to two spunky little boys. Her background is magazines and her stories have featured in COSMO, MARIE CLAIRE, SHOP TIL YOU DROP + more.
Need a little pep in your step this morning?
Research shows, more than ever, that there are easy ways to boost our mood… More
16 Aug 2011
in Beauty, Body Image Issues, Confidence, Controversial Parenting, Development, Mid-life Crisis, Pressure, Self-Esteem
Tags: Beauty, Body Image Issues, Confidence, Controversial Pareneting, Pressure, Self-Esteem
Katie Makkai, a veteran poetry slammer, defining the word “pretty”. This video is a little intense at times and worth watching to the very end when Katie delivers the goods! (Not appropriate for young children.)
I was looking through a magazine last weekend when my nine-year old daughter, Bella, noticed a head shot of a women in her late 60′s. More