October 27, 2010
Here are a couple tips that will hopefully help you stay on track.
- Make a list of everything you have to get done that day. Then make a list of everything you have to get done that week.
- Number everything for the day from most important to least important.
- Think of some rewards you can give yourself for finishing everything. (Maybe put a quarter into a piggy bank every time you get something done, then at the end of the week or month, spend the money!)
- Figure out how long you have to finish everything then figure out how long each thing should take.
- Set a goal and make sure it’s realistic. Maybe somethings need to hold off to the next day.
- Start your list with a positive attitude! Maybe listen to some upbeat music that can get you pumped up to finish everything.
October 25, 2010
1. A cowgirl- It’s something that is very simple but can be very cute. Find a pair of old ripped up jeans and a plaid button down shirt. If you can find cowgirl boots then great, if not use any pair of boots you have. Look at walmart or a good will for a cowgirl hat. I think I found one at Walmart for $4. Then you can curl your hair, braid it, or put it in pigtails and then your outfit is complete!
2. A 50’s girl- I found an old plaid skirt at good will for $3 then went online and found a poodle and cut it out and got fabric and sewed my own poodle onto a skirt. Then find just a plain white t-shirt. If you have your own glasses use those or go to a Halloween store and get a pair for about $5. I used the extra fabric from the poodle and tied a strip around my neck to touch it up. Then Put your hair back in a straight ponytail.
3. A goddess- Make you’re own toga! It can be so much fun to do with some friends. Buy about 2 or 3 yards of fabric and wrap it around your body. Make sure you ear shorts and a tank top or something under it. If you want to go all out, you can tie some rope around your waist, get a crown or leafs for your head, and some flats.
4. A grandma- Put a robe on over some pj’s. Put you’re hair is curler rolls and some old glasses on. If you want some more detail, get a cane!
October 14, 2010
Whether you’re planning a halloween party with friends, or just looking for something fun to do with friends, you’ll want to check out what our team has to share about halloween!
October 12, 2010
Everyone loves finding the perfect costume for halloween! If you’re looking for some fun, easy, DIY ideas, check out what our team at Girls With Dreams had to say.
October 7, 2010
If you haven’t heard of 350.org yet, this is an organization to follow. They are very concerned about climate change in our world and are hosts of numerous events and petitions to help address this very important issue. This Sunday, 10/10/10 they are having a GLOBAL WORK PARTY. It’s so easy to get involved! You can go to their website and find a party near you, or sign up for your own! Some of the top 10 suggested activites on their list include gardening, trash pick up, going solar, or tree planting. If you’re not sure why global warming is a priority, or what it is, make sure to check out 350s top FAQs!
Don’t miss out on this AMAZING Global event! Please pass this blog post on and encourage everyone you know to get involved!!! If we all do our part we can make a HUGE difference!
October 5, 2010
I received an email from a young woman who had read Secrets Girls Keep. She wrote me because she had been a victim of sexual abuse. Secrets Girls Keep covers lots of issues girls deal with from friends, to boyfriends, to school, and even sexual abuse. This young woman wanted to continue the discusssion about sexual abuse and how teen girls can heal from this. In the first blog post, she offered her perspective and advice that helped her. In this post, we have a list of book recommendations and other resources.
Books and Websites that Might be Helpful
Some books I found helpful were: Why me? By: Lynn Daugherty, How Long Does It Hurt? By Cynthia L. Mather, Shining Through By: Mindy B. Loiselle, It Happened To Me (Workbook) By: William Lee Carter, Healing Your Aloneness Workbook By: Margaret Paul and Erika Chopich, and
The Right To Innocence By: Beverly Engel **The first 75 pages or so I didn’t particularly like I guess. The very beginning is more aimed towards adults looking back at childhood sexual abues, but that’s only the first few pages or so. THe rest of those 75 pages is what sexual abuse is and different types and just explaining it and such. After those pages I found the rest extremely helpful.
Also, take time to “research yourself.” By this I mean do research about what happened to you. For friends and family of survivors, they are affected too as “secondary survivors.” You might want to try: http://www.pandys.org/articles/tipsforfriends.html My friends found that particular one helpful.