2018/10/01
ballet, dancer, cheerleader

The Day My Daughter Stopped Dancing

This year, my youngest daughter decided that she wanted to try something new and she doesn’t want to dance anymore… for now. She wanted to try […]
2018/09/14
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky, Ballet, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightly, Disney, Walt Disney, Disney Movie Studios, Christmas, Holidays, ballet, ballerinas

Disney’s the Nutcracker and Four Realms a Must See for Ballet Dancers

I can’t believe that Nutcracker season is already here. If you’re a ballet mom or a ballerina, you know that we mark time by Nutcracker and […]
2018/08/29
How to have a high quality fashion wardrobe, fashion on a budget, quality fashion, high fashion for less money, Nordtroms, Macys, Nordstrom Sale, Prime Day, Von Maur, back-to-school

How to have a Quality Fashion Wardrobe on a Budget

Do you dream of a high fashion wardrobe but you don’t have a trendy label fashion budget? I love clothes and so do my girls and […]
2018/07/10
tarte cosmetics, How to teach teenage girls to put on make up, make up, how to put on make-up, raising teen girls, beauty tips for teens, beauty tips for tweens

How to Teach Teenage Girls How to Put on Make-Up

When I was a tween and a teenage girl, I was forbidden from wearing make-up. Not even lip gloss. If I was really slick, I could, […]
2018/06/28
disrupt aging, AARP, invisible woman, speak up for yourself

I Will Not Become the Invisible Woman

Disclosure: This post is made possible with support from AARP’s Disrupt Aging. All opinions are my own. People say that as women grow older, they become invisible. Well, […]
2018/06/15
Ivory, focus on the important things, mother and daughter

Focus on the Important Things

Some days, I miss the quiet chaos that we existed in when the girls were little.  I know it sounds crazy because I’ve waited so long […]
2018/01/19
Disrupt Aging, AARP, agism, Cindy Gallop

How to Empower Your Little Girl to Speak Up for Herself

Disclosure: This post is made possible with support from AARP’s Disrupt Aging. All opinions are my own. As I get older, I have noticed myself starting […]
2017/12/13
first period, tween mom, the first period, how to explain menstruation

Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon

Today it happened. My little caterpillar began her official metamorphosis into a butterfly. We knew it was coming. We’ve talked about menstruation. She knew what to […]
2017/12/01
rape culture, girl mom, school uniforms, body image, self esteem

Why Girls Should be Able to Exist without Men Behaving Badly

In light of the Matt Lauer (Russel Simmons, Louis C.K., Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and the seemingly endless list) allegations, I’m truly astounded by […]