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Does your child love the skin they are in?

You ever had an “ah ha moment” (c) Oprah and you get really excited and the wheels in your head rotate at an excessive pace? Well, that happened to me on Friday and I had to blog about it. I think I’ve found my purpose and I’m ready to share it with the world!

Backstory: My friends and family would always tell me oh you are so good at {insert something here} you should start a business. My reply was two parts, yet the same all the time. “I’m afraid I will no longer enjoy it if I did it for a business.” “I have so many passions I don’t know how to focus on one”.

In August 2014 I started From Mi To You, this was a business I never planned to birth but was obviously destined for me to do; so say the people. I totally love my business and it has done well for me. However, I always knew I still had so much more to offer the world. While this is a part of my story it isn’t my final story by at means.

I’ve toyed with several ideas but this one would allow me to combine a lot of my passions. I’ve always been crafty and creative; it’s just in my blood. I’ve been a mother for almost 10 years but I’ve only had a daughter for 2 of those years. Naturally, your visions/wants/cares/concerns change when you become a parent. But when I became a mom to a little girl my visions/wants/cares/concerns would change again. I totally didn’t see that one coming although I’ve embraced it 100%.

Does your child love the skin they are in?

I’m a dreamer to my core, and that’s both a gift and a curse. It also makes me very indecisive but the one thing I’ve been solid on since having my daughter is self-image. I want Nori to know that she is the most beautiful girl in the world and that the color of her skin and the texture of her hair can never change that. Now don’t get me wrong, I want my son to love the skin he is in as well and we teach him that but Daddy is the lead on that one.

Last week Disney ran an episode of Doc McStuffins about embracing her natural hair. For those who aren’t familiar Doc is a little black girl that works on toys. In this particular episode, there was a doll that had really big curly hair and she didn’t like it. Doc explained how she came to love her natural hair and they talked about finding what works for you to make you happy. HERE is a little write-up from Essence Magazine about the episode.

The episode was cute and very well done, I DVR’d it and Nori and I watched it together. Nori is only 2 and doesn’t get the message per say but it’s never too early to teach a child about loving the skin they are in. This message doesn’t just apply to little black girls it applies to all little girls. We can all find something about ourselves that we don’t like. Children tend to dislike the one thing that makes them different from others. Skin color, freckles, size, height, a slant in their eyes, or a prominent birthmark. Conversely, those features are the ones we love the most about our little people.

Enter the birth of From Mi To You: Pretty Little Mi. Pretty Little Mi is a program that teaches little girls of all walks of life to love the skin they are in. Our program is geared to ages 5-12 years old, or those in grades K – 6th grade. Stay tuned for more information.

I would love to hear how you’ve taught your little one to love the things that make them different? Let’s talk, sharing is caring!

With all of that said my new mission will be about empowering young girls to love the skin they are in. Stay tuned!

 

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MimiCuteLips® started in 2010, it’s a place to come and share life experiences. Mimi is a lifestyle blogger, a mother of two, an Operations Manager by day, the business owner of From Mi To You and a naturalista. She blogs about life as she sees it, lives it, and loves it (or not)! The purpose of this blog is to share her voice. Like many others, she lives a life that requires her to wear multiple hats. From DIY projects, parenting, business adventures, love, travel recaps and more.

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  1. Tashie

    Cool Beans!! 🙂

  2. Natasha Bernard

    I so love this. It is so up to us to teach our children to love themselves in all forms. We can’t leave it to society to shape that view of themselves. We’ll be in big trouble if we do. Kudos hun….you certainly doing the right thing. Love it!!!

    • Mimicutelips

      Natasha, I totally agree. If we don’t show them, they won’t know. I’m certainly going to do my part and will invite other women to join me in this experience.

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