Entries from December 21st, 2016

Love Your Hair, Love Her Hair with Dove

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As a mother I believe that it’s not only my job, but my obligation and duty to instill confidence and self love into my daughter. All the way from her sweet hair on her little head down to her cute little toes. Inside and out and all around. There is a narrow depiction of what “beautiful hair” is traditionally thought to look like and earlier this year, Dove Hair found that 8 in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. For many, these pressures began at an early age.

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Although I grew up without a mother I was fortunate to have a Father who instilled confidence in me and not shame. I’ve never felt pressure to wear my hair a certain way or wished that it looked differently. I’m grateful that my Father taught me to love myself for who I am and what I was given, and hope to instill the in my daughter.

In todays society, where young girls and women face all kinds of societal norms, I want my daughter to feel strong and confident in not only who she is but also how she looks. I want my daughter to love her hair, to know just how unique & beautiful it is and that it can be a source of confidence and not anxiety for her.

Dove Hair believes a positive role model can greatly impact a girls confidence and is empowering mothers to be a leader in their daughter’s hair confidence by teaching them how to love their hair. In fact, a recent Dove study found that 82% of girls learn to care about themselves from their mother. That means it’s mostly up to us Mother’s to speak positively about ourselves in every way so our daughters will too.

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Join myself and Dove in celebrating the beauty of your daughter’s hair today–so she loves her hair tomorrow.

You can tell her why you love her hair and inspire her to do the same by sharing your #LoveYourHair photo on Instagram and tagging @Dove. To add some extra love, visit LoveYourHair.Dove.com to create your own custom animated message and share with your friends & family.

 

This post was sponsored by Dove. All opinions are my own. 

 

Photos by Samantha Broderick Photography

 

Coding for Kids with Bitsbox

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Last month we received a fun subscription box from Bitsbox filled with all kinds of fun coding projects. Liam couldn’t wait to open it up and get started in on coding his very own apps. And literally every day after school he comes home and immediately wants to get on the computer so he can make new app! I think my favorite thing while watching him play with Bitsbox so far was his excitement when he realized that he was the one behind the scenes making the color’s change or whatever else he wants to do within the apps he’s created. It was like a total “WHOA!!” moment for him.

With a Bitsbox subscription you can expect new coding projects to arrive every month for your kids to build real working apps. Along with it comes a Binder to organize all of the app cards, and if you choose to get a deluxe box you will also get fun trading cards, stickers, and tattoos. Along with all of that this month we also received a fun Paint by Sticker book which has been perfect for Liliana to use while Liam is busy building apps!

You’ve heard me talk a bit about managing screen time here, but with Bitsbox kids I don’t mind giving Liam some extra screentime when I know that he’s learning all while he thinks he’s just having fun. A total win win!

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With today’s high tech world that our kids are growing up in I love finding companies who are helping us parents and our children embrace it. Our culture thrives and survives off of computers. And we can’t run any programs on our computers, tablets and phones without coding. It’s truly the future for this generation and honestly I wouldn’t be surprised that if soon enough it is what is taught in school instead of cursive.

Since this week is Computer Science Education Week, I thought it only fitting to share our experience with Bitsbox with you! If you would like to try out a Bitsbox coding subscription you can get 20% off by using code “Creator20”. It would make a great gift for Christmas that would keep on giving!

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