Side effect of BlogHer – more great blogs to read
I just attended day 1 of BlogHer and I’m very happy to say it’s all I hoped it would be.
The last panel of the day (for me at least) was Mommyblogging: Mirrors: Ours, The Media’s, Our Cultures, Our Kids. The women who were on the panel were sharp, insightful, and very empowering.
People who know me know that my kids are everything. Like many women my age, I didn’t grow up in an environment that made me feel confident about my body and myself. I’m getting there, but it takes time. My main goal with my son and daughter is to make them feel confident about themselves. Strong, confident and healthy kids – nothing would make me prouder. I know the biggest message I got in the session was that in order to break the cycle, I have to start accepting myself, and that will carry through, not just to my daughter but to my son as well.
Where to find inspiration for this idea? You can’t do better than to start with the great blogs written by the women from this panel:
I got to chat with Tracee from Empowering Girls at the speakers information session. Immediately I felt like she was one of my oldest friends. She’s warm, funny and simply gorgeous in person. I wish I could have time with all these women.
So many great quotes from this session. So many great ideas. Check out one or more of these blogs – you won’t be unmoved.