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:

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”: