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Dance Performances from a Little Dancer’s POV

Now that I’m a seasoned dance mom, I love giving newbies some advice. As you saw in last week’s post, being a dance mom is so rewarding — even when we’re shaking in our (super cute) boots. I encourage everyone to get that dance mom mentor to help you through the rough times. My daughter, Alessandra, has accomplished so much in the last few years of dance. She started as an adorable preschooler and has quickly morphed into an equally adorable big girl who has some serious talent. I’m constantly amazed at where this dance journey has brought us. I figured dance would be a great outlet for exercise, socializing with other little girls, and honestly a pretty basic activity...

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Lessons from Your Dance Mom Friends

I remember my daughter’s first competitive dance performance. I was a nervous wreck for days ahead of time! The funny thing is that I wasn’t the slightest bit concerned about Alessandra’s performance; on the contrary, I was so worried about my role in the whole thing! What if I forget her costume or dance shoes? How can I get her to stay still during make-up time? What if my shaky hand drops the mascara wand and it smears all over her face? The best piece of advice I can give is get yourself a dance mom mentor. She’s the ‘been there, done that’ woman who has a big bag filled with emergency items and a positive attitude that carries her...

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My Quest for the Perfect Chunky Glitter

Want to make a mom scared? Say the word ‘glitter’. We all fear glitter and its uncanny ability to burrow itself into every crevice in our home for years to come. Yet, we’re all drawn to glitter on some level, right? (I know it can’t just be me!) Glitter takes us back to a simpler time, when we weren’t the ones in charge of ensuring it’s all cleaned up. Glitter is sparkly and colorful and just plain gorgeous. I think it certainly has a place in our lives. When I came up with the idea of Dreamy Dancers glitter dance shoes, I did recognize the paradox. What dance studio would want glitter all over the dance floor? What parent would...

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Make New Halloween Traditions in Scary Times

Halloween is extra scary in 2020 as we’re still trying to navigate a pandemic. As of this moment (since guidelines seems to change every day!) the Centers for Disease Control is advising against trick-or-treating, indoor haunted houses, hayrides outside of your community, and even the popular trunk-or-treat events due to the potential risk of contracting COVID-19. As towns and cities across the country begin to make local trick-or-treating decisions, parents are brainstorming ways to celebrate this spooky season safely. Halloween Ideas for 2020 Perhaps you’ve seen the candy chute designed by one dad who wanted to keep himself and the trick-or-treating kiddos safe — it, and other similar design ideas, have quickly gone viral on social media. I’ve also seen...

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Cozy and Unique Halloween Costumes for Every Day of the Year!

To trick-or-treat or not? That’s a heavy question on moms’ minds these days. Between the threat of COVID-19 and the raging fires in western states, is it even safe to go outside? With all the questions looming around this time, one thing is for certain: Halloween costumes are a MUST! No matter what your Halloween celebrations look like, dressing up is not cancelled. You can still find cute or scary costumes and order well ahead of time to ensure they are delivered before the Spooky Season hits us in full force. All of the costumes on my site ship for FREE — that’s my way of saying “Thanks!” for all of the support. Fuzzy Fun for the Little Ones Maybe...

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