As the sister of an incredibly bright young man who happens to be entering his first year of high school, I'm going to take this one step further and say this:
Kids are not bullied just because they don't have "cute" clothes, they aren't considered "pretty", or popular, or because they're "shy". Kids are simply bullied. So yes, I encourage you to use your voice if you witness a bully, but I also want to take a second to acknowledge that if you are someone who is being bullied, it doesn't mean there's something wrong with you. Kids will find a way to dissect and criticize one another without any reason other than fear. Fear of what they don't understand, what they feel threatened by, and fear of what is different. So be different. And stand tall. Just because kids have been brought up to believe that is an acceptable part of growing up as they figure who they themselves are, does not mean we can't shine a light on what a huge issue this is and put a stop to it.
If you or anyone you know is looking to adopt, this sweet girl named Sophie is available! She was too excited to take a decent picture because kisses were more of a priority, but she's a gorgeous pit with a lot of love to give. Visit www.amandafoundation.com or call 3102782935 for more info
Heading to the launch event for the limited edition dog collar and leash line I designed with @FoundMyAnimal to be sold exclusively on Gilt.com, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the ASPCA. The sale launches tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1st at 9pm ET – www.gilt.com/aspca
And ends on Monday, October 6th at 12pm ET. Make sure to check it out! Don't wait! These babies need all of the help they can get! Let's all do our part and contribute in any way we can!
Yes please. Yes. Please.
To the most beautiful bride in the world... Rach, thank you for making me a part of your special day. You are my girl, my rock, my best friend, my sister. I love you to the moon and back and I'm more than honored to be a part of your journey on this planet. Here's to the next 75 years!
Gorgeous picture of my boy. This kid looooves the sand...maybe a little too much. Totally worth the mess. Photo cred his uncle @NathanReed_I_am
...a little hammock time with my big brother. Planning our future, and who we want to be in this world...to this world. Ps The "photographer" in him is having a really difficult time with the sun spots. (I love you #pooper) @NathanReed_I_am
Working on my indoor pocket garden! So simple with amazing benefits! You don't have to spend thousands of dollars! I just bought a shoe holder from Target and put each plant in a bag, hung it on the wall, and Voila!
Everyone needs to check out @thepaulmcdonald 's kickstarter page so we can hear some new tunes! Trust me it's worth it! The music is some of his best! Whatever you can contribute! http://www.whosay.com/l/yrk9ghP
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