Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Teaching my daughter about makeup

I have had this on my heart so much lately.  How do I teach my daughter about makeup?  I know how to teach her the technically correct way to apply eyeshadow or lip liner…I know how to teach her about the color wheel and color theory…I know how to talk to her about what colors look best with what eye color…I can handle all of that!   (in time…obviously not when she is this young)

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I am not sure how to talk to her about not needing makeup.

I totally understand that for a 4 year old, makeup is fun. She see’s her mommy putting on makeup and making videos and talking about makeup ALL DAY, EVERY DAY and I realize kids want to do what their parents do. I am fairly certain that if we had a little boy (or if Ellie enjoyed other things) they would be pretending they were a firefighter because that is what daddy does.  I know it is natural and I love that she wants to be like me.

But I worry. I want her to think of makeup as a creative outlet, an art form. I want it to always be fun for her and just something extra that can enhance her already beautiful features as she gets older.  I want her to know that she is pretty without makeup…that she doesn’t NEED makeup on her face to be beautiful. 

For now, I am just trying to remind her every day that she is beautiful and let her play and express herself however she wants with makeup.  I want her to associate it more with art then beauty at this age.  If she wants blue eyeshadow and hot pink lips then go for it!  

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BUT, we don’t leave the house like that. I want her to know that makeup is age specific too…little girls don’t need to wear makeup out and about.

This all just brings up so many fears and worries as a parent to a girl. I want her to be strong, independent, confident and so many other things.  I don’t want her to be afraid to express who she really is or be ashamed of doing that.  I feel like there is a fine line with makeup…and I am still figuring it all out.

In the meantime I am going to just keep talking to her and letting her play and hope that I am doing the right things and making the right choices for her.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Blog/B*tch is back!

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IIIIIIIII’MMMMMM BAAAAAAAAAACK!

I have a schedule….like a real, legit professional-ish social media schedule!!!!  So that means (drum roll)  I will be posting more often right here… on my very favorite and the OG social media outlet, my blog!!! How many exclamation points does it take to portray that I am excited!?!?!?!?!?!

So what the heck is a social media schedule you ask???  It is a fancy word for being organized with where and when I post content on social media.  If I don’t have it written down that I want to post three times a week and what days those are then I will NEVER get around to doing it.  So, if you don’t catch me over on my Facebook page doing Live videos most days of the week then you can read what I have going on in my life right here! 

I have to say I am pretty exited about breathing new life in to my old faithful blog.  I have always loved writing and find it is the best way for me to communicate exactly what I want to say. Live videos are super fun, but sometimes I just can’t seem to say what I mean….so my blog will be exactly what I mean.

I hope you will jump on board and enjoy all the crazy little pieces that make up my life because I sincerely enjoy sharing with you!!!