***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Growing up, I didn't have a lot of confidence. Okay. Let's not sugar coat things. I had no confidence at all.
Without going into too much detail, I didn't have the most loving, nurturing, or happy childhood. No one was there to help build me up, or to help me learn to love and appreciate myself, despite my flaws. No one told me I was smart, talented, pretty, or really anything else....I was more an inconvenience, at best.
This hurt me later on in life, as I allowed other people to devalue me, too, and ended up in a horribly abusive marriage that lasted about a decade. I never believed I was good enough, so I thought I deserved to be treated badly. This led to all kinds of terrible things, including years battling Bulimia, which could have killed me.
All of that is ancient history, of course....I have since been remarried to a wonderful man for almost 10 years, and in that time, I've had a daughter and another son. I take my feelings growing up and base my parenting on being the person I wish I had in my life as a child. I don't drink. I don't do drugs. I even quit smoking, after many years of being hooked. I take good care of myself so I can be there for my children, and I am very present in their lives. I give them all the love that I was lacking, and I never miss a chance to help them build their character and self-esteem.
I am very mindful about nurturing confidence in my kids, especially when it comes to my daughter. I tell her she's kind, smart, strong, unique, and beautiful, just the way she is. I tell her to never compare herself to anyone else, and to just focus on being the most awesome Sophie she can be. I am her biggest cheerleader, and I always will be.
So when I got the chance to check out the personalized engraved jewelry from Wickedly Mod, I knew this would be an awesome way to celebrate "Girl Power" with my daughter.
We received these gorgeous necklaces to check out for ourselves. On the top is Sophie's necklace. This is gorgeous in a Rose Gold finish, and says "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful" on one side, and "Sophia" on the other.
I got this pretty silver turquoise pear drop necklace. I love Turquoise, and the understated beauty of this necklace suits me quite well.
When I presented Sophie with her Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Necklace, she fell in love immediately. She ooh-ed and ahh-ed over the stunning color that only Rose Gold has, and she appreciated the message even more.
We actually sat down and had a talk about WHY it's so important not to worry about impossible standards that society, or even other people, impose on women. She realizes, even at 7, that it doesn't matter what anyone thinks. It doesn't matter what shade the haters throw her way. She knows she's amazing, and she knows her value is much more than what someone else tells her it is.
I am so darn proud of this kid. She's going to be a much stronger, happier woman than I was for many, many years. All it takes is some love, and believing in herself....And her mother will be here, always believing in her, too.
With the help of the awesome folks at Wickedly Mod, my daughter and I not only got some stunning new bling, we also got to share bonding time. We got to talk about all of the wonderful things that make us unique and beautiful.
I love that Sophie has a daily reminder, right around her neck, to always be her own kind of beautiful. I'm glad that's she's being raised to understand something that it's taken ME 30-something years to learn.
Thanks, Wickedly Mod, for being a part of our Mother-Daughter Journey, and providing us a teachable, "Girl Power" moment!
About Wickedly Mod:
Wickedly Mod is a one-stop shop for unique, handcrafted, personalized and engraved jewelry. They have something for every style and budget from name jewelry, layered looks, Mom styles, and even earrings, rings, and accessories, too!
Here's a word from their owner, Suzanne. (She ROCKS, by the way.)
"I take great pride in making these jewelry pieces for our customers and want your experience to be top notch. Every personalized jewelry item I sell is hand crafted and touched by myself. I put a lot of love and care into creating your jewelry and want you to enjoy your very special piece for years! hugs, Suzanne (Owner/Jewelry Designer)"
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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