May The Fourth Be With You: And The Force EMPOWER You!

I want a lightsaber.  Like a REAL-LIFE lifesaver of EMPOWERMENT! With the ability to empower me, my kids, my family.  And defend against the dark side. Oh, that dark side. We’ll get to that. In another galaxy far, far away. (Okay, another day.) But today is HAPPY STAR WARS DAY! Which is essentially a NATIONAL…

Empowering Your Kids During Bad Weather: From Scared to Safe And Empowered!

“MOMMY! It’s a tornado!! I’m SCARED!! Are we going to die?!” That’s your terrified child pleading for your help, your reassurance. Think about it.  If YOU are frightened or concerned, simply imagine the terror it strikes in your children. You can change that.  And it’s all about being PREPARED – and empowering your child in the…

The Empowered Mom Milestone – Things To Do This Summer

So it’s been a busy summer of family events, things to do, places to go….   and lots of fun and discovery! But it’s also been one of milestones… Lemme ‘splain… The Empowered Mom Milestone ! So, the take-aways… 1) Teaching yourself how to be empowered is one thing… but teaching your kids independence is…

God Bless All Of Our First Responders – Empowered HEROES!

Devastating news today out of Arizona.  An ENTIRE CREW of an elite group known as, “The Hot Shot Crew” were killed fighting a MASSIVE out of control wildfire.

Called one of the worst natural disasters in decades and also the greatest loss of firefighters since 9/11.  You can read more details here – and also find out ways you (and your kids) can help and make a difference.  This can help empower you as a parent and help empower your kids.

 

And here’s what’s even more important.

“Momma, What Happened?” How To Talk To Your Kids About The News

“Momma, What Happened?!” How To Talk To Your Kids About The News.

“Momma, What happened?!” (How could I possibly tell them the news?)

“What?”, I scurried to wipe my tears, stalling to steal a few minutes to compose myself.

“Momma! You’re crying! What’s wrong?!”, my 10-year-old is now wide-eyed and scared. In seconds, my twin 8-year-olds are by my side, just as scared.

I tried more stalling and mumbled something incoherent.

I couldn’t lie.  I couldn’t evade.

But how do I tell them of the atrocities?

“Too Pretty To Do Homework” Shirt – TOO STUPID To Know Better!

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: