Announcement! I have started my own online boutique called Sassy Sweet Modesty and I couldn't be more excited about it. At first I was going to wait to announce it here on my blog until I got my website up and running, but I couldn't keep it a secret any longer! While my website is under construction, you can view my shop onInstagram and Facebook to see all my products for sale. Below are some of my favorites...
Most of you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to most women it's a month to bring more awareness to breast cancer, to remind women to get their mammograms regularly, to celebrate those who've survived, and remember those who've lost their lives to breast cancer. But this month isn't just about that. It's about reminding women to embrace ourselves and recognize what makes us beautiful, unique, and what defines us as women.
My friend Courtney from the eclectic lifestyle blogFry Sauce & Gritsstarted a movement called LOVE YOUR BOOBS, LOVE YOURSELF. Courtney is abra fitter, bra educator, blogger, and is passionate about women issues. She created a video where she interviewed a group of women and asked them questions about their relationship with their breasts, how they've experienced breast shame, how they feel the media depicts breasts, and how we as women can come to love and accept and love our breasts.
"I find that most women have a hate relationship with their breasts and that makes me really sad. They're either small, large, lopsided, saggy, or too wide, and it made me realize that we need to stop this breast and body shaming because our bodies are beautiful and powerful," Courtney said. "I hope to inspire women with this Love Your Boobs, Love Yourself video that to completely love ourselves as women, we need to love and accept our boobs. There's a direct relationship between our self image of and the relationship we have with our breasts. Breasts don't define us but they are definitely a part of us. I want to bring awareness that this dysfunctional relationship we as women have with our breasts and with our bodies are directly stemmed from what the media portrays to be what is perfect and the ideal of beauty. I want to push the message that we aren't defined by our breast size and how we as women are defined by something greater."
Me along with a group of other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and yes breast sizes have decided to come together and to love ourselves and our breasts! You can join in this movement too by sharing a picture of yourself and type what you love about your breasts and what defines you as a woman! You don't need a blog either! Just tag your photo with#LoveYourBoobsLoveYourself on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and search the hashtagto see who else has joined in.
So go ahead and watch the video, it will truly inspire you to stop breast shaming and start loving your breasts and yourself more!
When it comes to breast size or looks in general, I think we are all very hard on ourselves. We all wish we were skinnier, more toned, had a different nose, different hair, different body type and different breasts...whether bigger or smaller. I have found that that body is constantly changing. One day I am happy with my body and the next I am nit picking at every little thing that I would want to change. Lately I have been realizing that I need to be grateful for and take care of this body that God has given me. I am learning to love my body. All the little extra fat on my tummy, my not so toned arms and the tiny pockets of cellulite on my butt and thighs.
I am a thirty-something wife and mother
of four little ones. I have degrees in Marketing and Finance from Texas
Tech University. I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors
(as long as it's not in 100 degree heat), and blogging over atThe Mrs. & The Momma about my personal style, my babies, and our crazy happenstances with a family of six.
What is hope and what do you hope for?
Hope to me is intertwined with faith, which is hoping for things
unseen. Hope is seeing the glass half full. Hope keeps me going when
part of me wants to be a pessimist. I hope for all the dreams I have to
come true...for my children to be righteous individuals, to be a
blessing in others' lives, for my family to be healthy, and that my
family and I can and will be blessed for keeping the commandments.
hope for an eternal family.
How do I live my faith?
I live my faith both in the home and at church. At home, I fulfill
my responsibilities of teaching my children the ways of the Lord, and
being a faithful wife and supporter to my husband. We say family prayers
together each and every day. We read our scriptures as often as we can.
We designate Monday nights as "Family Night," where my husband and I
lead our family in learning more about the gospel of Jesus
Christ....this involves singing, games, story-telling, scripture
reading, and usually a yummy treat! At church I work with the children
in primary. I enjoy serving the children in this capacity and feel
grateful for the opportunity to aid in bringing up our little ones in