Monday, May 25, 2015

Mommy Makeover Monday

Today is my mommy makeover day!  Yes, the day I bare all.  No make-up, a fresh face just for you all.   It's been a while since Hadara and I played make-up together.  After all, she is ten years old now.  In my beauty business, I've given many makeovers to women in the past 14 years!  Hadara's grown up seeing me work at home and even gone with me to some appointments.  I think she's got a good idea of what make-up is all about.  She's watches me put on my make-up and now that she's ten, I figured it was time to put her to the challenge.
Hadara and I had so much fun making this video and making mommy daughter memories . The hardest part of this challenge for me was to let Hadara have full control and let her make me over with little help from me, (cough) the beauty expert here.  (cough again).  I was like putty in her hands.  I think that's the best part actually because as a mom, I feel like I have to be in control.  Yet, sometimes my daughter has to know that I trust her judgement, opinion and if she makes a mistake while learning. . . that's OK!  We learn and laugh together.

I think ten is a great age to start teaching our daughters about beauty, skin care and make-up.  Last year, Hadara and I attended the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour and I blogged about our amazing experience.  At that conference, they asked us Moms to be our daughters first teacher when it came to modesty, beauty and fashion.   I totally agree.  We can set a Godly example for our daughters and still have grace, joy and fun with it.   A few months later, I entered a Secret Keeper Girl Facebook contest and won a book called, 8 Great Dates for Moms and Daughters:  How to Talk About True Beauty, Cool Fashion and Modesty by Dannah Gresh! A total blessing!!  I totally recommend this book if you have a tween or teen daughter.  It's filled with fun challenges and Bible studies catered to to "replace our culture's lies with truth and make a lasting connection with your tween girl".

I hope you enjoy watching our Mommy Makeover today.  It's a tag video, so I challenge you to do this with your daughter too!

Blessings and Shalom,

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A Day at the Zoo {Sentimental Sunday}

It's Sentimental Sunday and we're going back to 2010.  In today's video, I share Hadara's first homeschool field trip at the Phoenix zoo.  It was also her first time at the zoo.  Hadara is 5 years old in this video and she's so "chubby cheeks cute".  I can see how she's grown and changed looking back.  I was different too.  My hair was red.  Well, more like a dark auburn red.  It was very pretty, but I think I enjoy my dark hair best now.  Ruben had the day off so he could join us for the field trip and make it a family day!   Hadara enjoyed seeing all the animals, but I remember her favorite one was the elephants.  However, her ultimate favorite part of the day was the merry-go-round.  She's loved riding on those things since she was a toddler.  As I look back and see the footage, the one thing that hit me was Hadara's precious laugh.  Aww, the enjoyable age of five, kindergarten.  They grow up fast mamas!  I encourage you to take time to enjoy your children's smile and laughter.  You'll soon miss it.  

Blessings and Shalom,