Make-Up Ads Banned.Empowered Reality or Photoshop Gone Wild?

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”:

When Mom’s Work Is Dangerous

On Sunday night, CBS News journalist Lara Logan spoke on 60 Minutes about being attacked by a mob during the ousting of Egyptian president

Hosni Mubarak in February. The television interview, her first since the assault, was a chilling reminder of the danger that journalists can encounter and the additional considerations any working mom must consider when facing a risky situation in the course of her career.

Here is a new and interesting post from About.com

Who Has The Greatest Mom In The World?

Do you have the greatest mom in the world? Tell us about her for the chance to win her a FREE $50 Target Gift Card.

Is your mom the best mother ever? Of course she is — so tell us why.

In honor of Mother’s Day on May 8, The Empowered Mom℠ wants to hear from you on what makes your mom the greatest. Whether you’re lucky enough to still have your mom around or whether she’s passed away, send in your tributes, fond memories and posts about your mom by Friday, May 6, for the chance to win a $50 Target gift card (go ahead, treat your mom to a present).

We all believe – there isn’t a day of the year that mom won’t be special to us! For mom is the one who helps us to overcome all the hiccups, is the one who stood like a rock in our lean and she is the one really means the world to us.

This Kiss – This Kiss (with props to Faith Hill)

Royal newlyweds Prince William and Catherine Middleton kissed twice on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in front of family and ecstatic crowds.

The married couple, who officially became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Friday morning, smiled and waved before thousands of screaming spectators and a worldwide audience of more than 2 billion people as they made the customary post-wedding appearance on the palace balcony.

In the most carefully choreographed of weddings — with every moment planned to the second — the couple’s balcony kiss was the one wildcard, and it did not disappoint. The heir to the British throne first exchanged a short peck with his beloved bride and then leaned in to kiss her again about two minutes later. The Abbey bells rang, the overhead fighter planes hummed and heart-shaped balloons floated above. The crowd erupted in cheers and became a sea of waving flags.

Of Things Related to The Royal Wedding and Things Up Your Nose

I love reading other mom blogs in a seemingly never ending pursuit to find inspiration amongst some of the great writers out there.  So, here is what I am wondering?  As I’m combing through all these posts, why not share some of the really good ones with you?  Yeah, I know – why didn’t I think of that.

So here are some from today:

I don’t care who designed Kate’s dress.

Harper will be six tomorrow, and I have a field trip with Meredith’s class (Chinese Buffet!). Meredith will be eight on Friday, and I have a field trip with Harper’s class (Zoo!). We have two birthday parties scheduled for Saturday and one for Sunday. Things are hectic, but it’s a Happy Hectic.

“Oh! Wait a second,” you may say, “I have noticed a glaring omission in your List o’ Hectic! Prince William! Kate Middleton! Have you no desire to put on a hat and participate in the jollification? EVEN ANDERSON COOPER WILL BE THERE!”

Rockin’ It “Most Beautiful.” Empowered Beauty.

How do YOU define beauty?  What makes someone beautiful?

The answer to that changes constantly.  But one thing is for sure – The Empowered Mom knows “beautiful” starts from within. It’s only reflected and displayed on the outside.  Perfect features are eclipsed by fear and doubt.  Self-confidence is the sexiest thing going!!

Face it though, some people did get lucky when it comes to DNA.  They struck it rich in the gene pool – and the proof is in the photos.

People magazine’s annual Most Beautiful People list was released this morning – and sure enough – there are beauties galore.  Topping the list…

Jennifer Lopez takes the honor.  This is the 11th time she’s been on the list.