Remember when I said I’m not into blogging for the money, just the fame? Well…..
My boys are famous!
Parents.com saw my first-day-back-to-school pic and asked if they could use it on their back-to-school online page.
Yep. That’s them! The cute little devils on the left. You have until Monday to check them out and then I suppose they’ll be replaced by two more handsome little devils. (But never as cute as mine!)
Even if you see this too late, head on over to Parents.com anyway. It is chock full of helpful information to make your school year delicious, easy, organized, joyful, healthy, fashionable, effective, bully proof, homework-hassle-free, safe, nutritious and fun. You name, they have an answer for it!
So check it out.
And yeah. My boys are there. Rockin’ it out like the rock stars they are.
Ok. So I’m not the famous one this time.
I’m a mom.
I’ll just live vicariously through them! 😉
Yikes! Size 4 is the new plus size for models. Seriously. Read about it here. I certainly don’t want this to become a theme on my blog but we’re hit with yet another round from the media. Only this time, it looks like they’re trying to be on our side. Filippa Hamilton, a longtime model for Ralph Lauren was apparently fired because she could no longer fit into the size 0-2 sample sizes. She’s 5’10”, 120 lbs. and she wears a size 4. Size four – for those of you that feel inadequate with numbers. F-O-U-R.
Filippa Hamilton is gorgeous. She’s young, beautiful…but fat? You decide.
Other countries are now putting a ban on underweight models. America, and Ralph Lauren apparently, need to follow suit.
But what can we do about it? The msnbc article suggests that it’s in OUR hands. And they’re right. We need to STOP drooling over fashion magazines that portray unrealistic women. Reconsider buying products that celebrate emaciated women in their print ads. Write to your favorite magazines and demand realistic representation of women. Kate White, editor in chief at Cosmopolitan magazine, said it best: “Women have to complain and then back it up with their actions — with their pocketbooks.”