Saturday, January 26, 2013

An Inspirational book for young adults and teens that caught my eye

Jeez, there are plenty of distractions out there these days and so much information streaming into our brains, too much information, your mind can get cluttered, then there's Pinning and Liking and Tweeting, where's the time to think about our inner-selves, where's the time to do something for another...time is so precious and the way we use it is so important. And it's easy to put energy into things that really have nothing to do with who we are as human beings and who we are in the inside, and suddenly we've put in the back burner the importance of self-love, compassion and self-confidence.

A book recently came to mind that can help get the mindset back to YOU, what's really important, and believing in yourself, it's called Pink Power: We Girls Can Do Anything! by Jamie Lober.

On my bookshelf I have many biographies and memoirs and inspirational books, because I like to read something empowering, something that makes me think, and keeps me excited about my own projects, goals and life. You can check out Pink Power: We Girls Can Do Anything here.

Jamie Lober, President of Talk Health with Jamie, is a nationally known speaker and writer with a passion for providing information on health topics A-Z.  You may know her as she appears regularly in NY Parenting Magazine.  What you may not know is that she is the author of bestselling Pink Power: We Girls Can Do Anything!, a book about self-discovery, self-improvement and self-empowerment.  “I have addressed issues that plague girls of all ages: being comfortable with yourself, finding peers who raise you up, not caring what others think of you, earning the respect of others, becoming tolerant, getting things done without feeling discouraged, standing up for your rights, making healthy choices, taking chances and making yourself number one,” said Lober.  Lober insists that it is not until they overcome those struggles that girls can do anything.  She wrote what she calls the Girls’ Bill of Rights.  “Each of the ten rights has a corresponding chapter filled with wisdom, emotion and personal experiences,” said Lober.  Sons and daughters of all ages are sure to fall head over heels for this entertaining, powerful book that can change lives. 


Friday, January 11, 2013

Maintance for the hair: scalp treatments

Trying out LUSH cosmetics Superbalm scalp treatment tonight. It helps prevent flakes and restores your scalp, which is good for your hair. How your hair looks is reflected by the condition of your scalp. In the winter my scalp gets dry and I'm looking forward to using this treatment tonight. Also LUSH's ROOTS treatment is also getting lots of love out there. This weekend I'll be sharing the LUSH goodies I got today for the hair and face :) LOOK OUT it's Mom pamper time! 

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Starting your goals can be an emotional journey

Don't be afraid of the start of things...might be slow, might take awhile to get things up to the speed you want, this could make you feel doubt or question what you are doing, but don't. Stay focused, keep believing in yourself, because creating yourself, loving what you do, seeing it come alive and reaching the heights you want to reach is about each day of the journey. Focus on the good, keep your enthusiasm. You can't get to finale, the end of the race with the balloons, medals and confetti without the starting line. ~IJ

Monday, January 7, 2013

Phoenix's Baby modeling adventures: a diaper and a t-shirt please


When we get to a casting for a diaper brand today we were asked for Phoenix's name, agency and diaper size, then we were told to change him into wearing just a onesie or t-shirt and a diaper. I had an extra t-shirt in the diaper bag and had Phoenix in this one piece jumper originally (above). (I carry an extra outfit always in my diaper bag, for moments even beyond modeling. Also extra socks are good to have in the diaper bag too, just incase you lose one!)

Of course Phoenix had on a diaper of the diaper brand the go-see was for, it's nice to wear the brand you are going too, ya know.

Phoenix sleeps great in his stroller and I had to wake him, he was fed before we left and woke up refreshed and ready with smiles.

In the room are about 10 other parents: mothers/strollers/Dads.

There wasn't much of a wait, since the casting director had pre-selected the babies that were going to be seen. Basically right after I changed Phoenix into the shirt it was his turn. While I had changed his outfit I listened and watched out of the corner of my eye how the photogapher came in and took the babies with her to be photographed in another room across the hall while the parent/guardian/adult waited in the waiting area and soon the photographer came back with the baby and said something about the baby's performance.

I bounced him on my legs a little since he loves standing and jumping and cooing and it puts him in a happy mood, and quickly he's all set!

Then the photographer came in and said, "Phoenix..."

And I jumped up with Phoenix in my arms and happily handed him, my love, my son, my little prince, my champion, to her.

No comp cards were needed.
No portfolio was looked at.
Just my boy.

While waiting the few minutes it took for his photo to be taken I listened to see if I could hear him crying.

No cry. Of course, no cry, Phoenix loves people and he is such a little ham.

When the photographer came back with my little man, I was told Phoenix was a talker and talked between smiles. :)

Awww. Of course he did, he talks non-stop, cooing and loving listening to himself talk. I think he coo's so much because we read to him so much.

Anyways, when it comes to the job: Well we'll see. With modeling it's all about the we'll see.

Baby modeling tip:
Can your baby have personality/ a calm nature when being held by a stranger.Does your baby have a friendly, happy persona and smile? Can your baby lay on his back or tummy, sit there, without being fussy.

These are good traits of a baby model.

We will keep you posted on our baby modeling adventures! We've started the Phoenix Baby Book Club.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

My baby Phoenix has his first modeling go-see

Alert, positive energy, energetic, eager, warm smile

We are working with an agency in the city and tomorrow we have our first modeling go-see for my little one, Phoenix, three months. There is no pressure because with babies you never know, they could be smiling and willing or cranky and having an off day but I think Phoenix will be fine. Having your baby pursue modeling is about knowing your baby. I've got the pacifiers, favorite toys and bottle ready if needed. I really don't know what to expect since this is new to me, to us, but I'll keep you posted via my blog.

Phoenix has such a personality, he is such a little ham, with an adorable smile that I think could help him book work.

And modeling gig payments will go into his account for college. 

It's not just about having a beautiful baby, it's about the baby having personality and at the same time being alert with a calm nature and Phoenix has that, we will keep you posted on our baby modeling adventures and you can follow Phoenix's reading adventures too on our blog