This is one of my favorite quotes and really is a great model for self esteem. Mini Me’s true spirit came out in full force at her first sixth grade dance. Long ago are the days of attending dances with her dad. They have been replaced with co-ed soirees filled with last minute jitters.
This will sound vain, but I felt my self esteem was based on others’ opinions of me.
What I didn’t know, was that self esteem was based on what I thought of myself instead. Instead, I cared so much about what others thought of me. (more…)
It doesn’t excuse the fact that I still want my daughter to look cute for her first time. This is not a formal dance (thank goodness), but I still wanted her to look a little more put together than her usual clothes.With a little research, I found that Nordstrom’s had an amazing juniors section with very age appropriate clothes and many dress choices under $50. Perfect for a budget savvy mom!
So brutal, that Mini Me trekked to the neighborhood mailboxes, in the bitter rain, to retrieve this box. And then tried to claim is as her own (finders keepers anyone?)
Now I was a little bummed out – I missed getting to select 1 item for my box (missed it by a couple of hours), so I was praying to the beauty gods that I received good products and not duds. Did my praying pay off? (more…)