THINK LIKE A LEGO Writer’s Block? Mental Block? Think Like a Lego! As in BUILDING BLOCKS. Yep, here I am, The Empowered Mom – hard at work poolside with LEGO Minifigures ! They’re helping me. They’re cheering me on: Return calls, review proposals that arrived this week, WRITE your upcoming speeches and appearances, just WRITE,…
TOO PRETTY To Put Up With This Crap; TOO EMPOWERED To Stay Quiet
Have you told your 7-year-old daughter that she’s STUPID today?
No worries. Why not let a t-shirt do it for you?
Hold on just a sec.
Let me fix my hair, check my lipstick and adjust my own tight t-shirt. Because clearly that’s the only thing we dumb neophytes of intelligence are really worth.
At least it’s the message of yet another product targeting the tween-set. This time, the only things lasting are outrage and public backlash.
The center of the storm? A shirt for sale in J.C.Penney’s back-to-school clothes – the prime target: tween girls ages 7-13.
But, instead of starting a fad, it created a firestorm.
C’mon. Seriously, how STUPID can you get?
Check it out for yourself:
MAKE-UP ADS BANNED – EMPOWERED REALITY OR PHOTOSHOP GONE WILD?
You’ve seen the magazine ads. You’ve stared longingly and wished for that flawlessness. Admit it. The porcelain skin. The lack of blemishes. In fact, the complete NON-existence of blemishes, dark circles, spots, pimples – COMPLETE PERFECTION. And COMPLETE BULL.
Airbrushed Perfection is Brushed Off and Banned! Now, some of those airbrushed ads aren’t just making wrinkles disappear – the ads themselves are disappearing. In an extraordinary move, some advertisements have now been banned! These are the ads, featuring Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington, at the center of the “Cover-Up Controversy”:
|SUPERWOMAN’S CAPE IS NOW HER STRAIGHTJACKET — EMPOWER THE CAPE
By: Maria Luce
See, here’s how it happens. She thought she could do it. And do it ALL.But then when she tried to fly and:
SUPERWOMAN GOT HER CAPE WRAPPED AROUND HER NECK.
Time to use your vast array of SUPER-POWERS and EMPOWER YOURSELF.
How many times do you find yourself slipping into the dreaded “I-have-to-be-Superwoman” thinking? Must do it all, must be perfect, and must look good doing it. — Oh! And smile… Yes, THAT thinking. Ever find yourself there?
That cape of yours you think is so darn cute and – not to mention – you look incredible HOT and SEXY in — no, it’s actually like 4 sizes too small, is SO antiquated and idiotic – it’s reminiscent of the corset… and remember, women PASSED OUT and nearly died from those whale-bones-disguised-as-fashion.
Same thing with the Superwoman cape. Screw the cape, I say.
The REAL Superwoman gets help! No, not mental help. (Though, some superheroes have been seen slipping into the nearest padded room with the cape magically transformed into a straightjacket.)
The REAL SUPERWOMEN have MIGHTY POWERS: here it is….. ready?
EMPOWERED PARTNERS I am SO EXCITED to share this with everyone!! I am Crazy About It! So many cool, exciting and FABULOUS things have happened in such a short time at The Empowered Mom! One is the discovery of the fantastic company: Empowered Clothing Company. I want to introduce you to them. Here’s their thinking: We LIVE ON…
SIXTY SECONDS, PRICELESS PAYBACK You really need to take a couple minutes to look at this. Couple of minutes = a spirit inspired. A Life EMPOWERED. And the payback on that, well, priceless. And since we all know ALL women and ALL moms work, (Dads too, frankly), so I wanted to share this from WomenWorking.com. A great…
It’s sweltering outside!
Time to shed some clothes and have some summer fun!
So what will you do today? Some fun in the sun and Swimming?
How ’bout the grill. Throw on some hot dogs… which leads me to what I wanna do.
I wanna jump naked on a trampoline. And Dance. But lots of jumping. High. And do flips. And toe-touches.
Here’s why it’s so important… and why it can dramatically change your life for the better.
A STUNNED and SHOCKED Nation reacts to the verdict of in the Casey Anthony Murder Trial. In what is one of the MOST HIGH-PROFILE cases in years – today a jury returns their verdict.
Are you kidding me!? Really?
Just when you think things can’t get more ridiculous – it does!
Because now you can sign your daughters up for the ‘Stripper-Wanna-Be’ classes.
It’s true! Now offered: Pole Dancing Classes for girls Under 16 years old!
So You Want To Talk Empowered?
I packed the hubbs on a plane to Kansas City and off we went this past weekend to figure out this whole bloggy thing I have been doing for several weeks. It’s about time, huh?
We went to something called WordCamp KC. WordCamps are community organized meetings for users of WordPress – the blogging platform that I use. The Organizers, Jacob McDaniel, Josepha Haden and Val Bontrager compiled their thoughts, ideas, and flawlessly executed a WordCamp the first time they tried it. All of these folks are pretty cool people I quickly found out. One of the brightest people at the conference was Syed Balhis – a 20 something kid that appears to have forgotten more about blogging than I have learned. Very fun and entertaining presenter as well.
Wasn’t really sure what was going to happen at this so-called WordCamp. Having never been to one – I thought here I go – just put myself out there and see what sticks. I was really impressed.
Sure there were a bunch of tech geeks at the thing. But Jacob and Josepha did a great job keeping the content people separated from the developers. And that allowed the novices like me to learn a bunch of new stuff.
So here it is – what I learned at (Word) Camp this week: