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I’ll Stay Home for Christmas

As we witness the rise of COVID-19 cases in our communities, many families are realizing that the holidays are going to look a lot different this year. While we may end up Zooming with our cousins while gathering with only our closest relatives, the name of the Christmas game in 2020 will be cozy comfort. Let Go of Expectations This year has been so difficult for many reasons. We’re worried about our health and the health of our relatives, but we’re also allowed to mourn missing out on all of our favorite traditions. That’s ok, that’s healthy, and one person’s “tough time” should never be compared to anyone else’s. We’re all battling different levels of fear, anxiety, and worries.  That’s...

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Dreamy Dancers Available Now on Amazon!

I alluded to this in last week’s blog, and I still just can’t believe it: Dreamy Dancers is on Amazon! This is an incredible moment for my small business, and I’m so excited to bring our expertly handcrafted glitter dance shoes to an even wider audience. For now, Amazon is stocking our glitter tap shoes (in Ballet Pink and Red) and our glitter jazz shoes (in Ice Blue, Ballet Pink, Purple, and Red). The tap shoes retail for $142 and the jazz shoes are $123. Our trendsetting shoes mix the support of a professional dance shoe with glamourous signature glitter. Dreamy Dancers aims to make dancers feel unique and fancy while also supporting their growing feet and bodies. Made by...

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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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