by Sarah Mae
A few years ago, some of my older children and their friends were talking and they said, "You know, Mom, lots of your friends got off the fashion train at some point in their life--maybe their favorite era, or when they got married. But the problem is, they never got back on again!"
Ouch! It hit me right where I was. With little ones and messes and teens and keeping my house in some semblance of order, shopping and spending the money on clothes just got left behind. Slowly, over the past few years, my girls have "remade" me. I am certainly not the pinnacle of fashion, but it has been fun for me now to be their project and to go out with them from time to time and shop and bring home small items that make me feel a little more sparkly as I try to age more gracefully. I have come to love scarves and feel more elegant with one lovely one wrapped around my sweet little growing wrinkles! :)
That's why I also love having sweet friendships with some of my mom friends who are my daughter's ages. They have great ideas, teach me so much and give me lots of joy. Sarah Mae is such a friend. She is brimming over with great, fresh ideas and her new book addresses some of these issues--reasons to cultivate our beauty and self-image as women.
Her is what she says: