Wisconsin is truly a beautiful state. In just little under a five hour drive north you will find Mercer, [Read more…]
About a year ago, I started the process of returning to the workforce. I wanted a step-by-step and [Read more…]
This & That Craft Mill is located in historic downtown Genesee Depot. Located in the old grain mill, this quaint shop and classroom will charm you with all it has to offer. [Read more…]
Cattywampus Design is a shop in East Tosa, home of Rocket Baby Bakery, Bel Air Cantina, Juniper 61, & Camp Bar! [Read more…]
|I Don’t Want to be a Princess™ inspires and empowers girls and women to become anyone they want to be and to accomplish anything they want to do. I thought this was powerful and so true especially today in our society. Read all about it, from Beckie Thompson, Founder:
I Don’t Want to be a Princess is THE girls empowerment destination focused on inspiring and encouraging girls to become anyone they want to be and to accomplish anything they want to do. We do this by sharing stories of girls and women who have stayed true to themselves and challenged societal conventions of what a girl should be. We support and promote this philosophy by encouraging individuality, celebrating empowerment and inspiring others to join our endeavor.
One day, a friend and I were discussing strong, influential women. I told her a story about a family vacation when my daughter, Keira, was almost five years old. During the vacation, Keira was referred to continually as ‘princess’. After tolerating this for a while, she turned to me and said, “Mommy, this is so annoying. I don’t want to be a princess; I want to be a pilot.”
I told the story as a funny anecdote to the conversation we were having. However, my friend became quite serious and told me how parents and girls everywhere could relate to my daughter’s reaction and would benefit greatly from an initiative focused on empowering girls.
To me, Keira’s reaction was incredibly impressive for another reason. Keira is on the autism spectrum, so for her to make such a pertinent observation that is relatable to girls and women everywhere was astounding. Keira understood at a young age what has now become a powerful, pervasive societal conversation.
I thought carefully about Keira’s comment and knew I couldn’t be the only parent looking for an alternative to the princess craze. I began talking to other parents, and the response was overwhelming! Moms and dads felt limited in where they could find sources of inspiration as well as appropriate products for their daughters who didn’t want to be a princess.
And so, I Don’t Want to be a Princess™ was born.
My goal is to turn a simple story into an empowering page-turner, and I welcome everyone to join me.
DIY Homemade Lip Balm
Ever wonder how to make lip balm? It has been a favorite family pastime in our home! My daughter has been loving making her own lip balm, and has even created a line of lip balm, called Smooch Lip Balm. We would love to show you how to create your own as well, it is easier than you think! You can find a lot of these ingredients at health food stores or online. My daughter and I were recently on The Morning Blend television show on TMJ4 in Milwaukee, WI and we shared our how to, here is the run-down incase you missed it or wanted the list of ingredients!
Ingredients: [Read more…]
Setting Up Your Backyard for an Awesome Summer
By Jane Blanchard (Guest Post)
You may already have the requisite grill, patio furniture, and freshly mowed lawn for your traditional summer gatherings. But there’s a big difference between fun and still-talking-about-it-a-year-later fun. Thankfully, there are a few simple hacks that will bring your summer nights up a few notches. [Read more…]
Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre will be opening for the 2015 season on Friday, April 24th, 2015! Summer is almost here!
Drive-In Theatres provide a romantic and nostalgic alternative under the stars; have the largest movie screens; snack bar menus (in contrast to over-priced lobby candy and soda); usually -two, sometimes three movies for the cost of 1 admission, which is certainly providing a greater value for your dollar. Yet, Drive-ins offer an experience and an opportunity for us that is more than merely seeing a MOVIE on the BIG screen. It’s about seeing the larger picture— choosing the Drive-in as your opportunity to support a fragile Mom & Pop tradition; to celebrate and to help preserve the presence of the Past. (Source: driveinmovie.com)