Preparing for Junior High and Other Holy Moments

I’m not one of those mothers who dread the thought of her kids growing up. At least not today. Now ask me this question again in three years when my son graduates and I may have a different answer, but I don’t think so. I have tried to have the philosophy that my job was to allow my kids to just be who they are at each development stage. Not rushing to the next phase too soon or wanting them to stay babies forever- each age should be celebrated and enjoyed, for the most part.

But lets be honest, for almost anyone living in America, Junior High is HELL the hardest school stage. At least it was for me. Remember those pictures of Chelsea Clinton growing up in her tween years? I never made fun of her, because, well, lets just say, I wasn’t far off.

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Friday with Freda ~ A Trip to the Beauty Shop

One of the things I have learned from my grandma is that even at 89 years old appearance matters to a girl. Every week she sets her hair with rollers. If someone is coming to the house she puts on her pretty lipstick and fixes herself up.

Freda's Beauty Bag

In a culture that has made it almost socially acceptable to be seen in public in pajama bottoms and flip flops Freda has taught me that a girl is never too old to get “gussied up”.

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