Morning People

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I need that cup! Or Stephanie, I needed to borrow your coffee cup this morning. It was definitely a two large cups of coffee day! (It’s fair to call it two large cups and not three cups because my Keurig only makes tiny portions!) Are you a morning person? As you may have guessed, I am not. I don’t “wake up” until at least 10am, unless I am running. In all fairness though I can stay up all night with no problem. It seems like there are morning people and night people. You never really hear anyone say they are an afternoon person! What are you? I would love to know if there are any midday people!

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Did you watch the Super Bowl last night?  Such an exciting game! The commercials really got me this year. So many took on tough issues and made you think about things. This one was my favorite.

#runlikeagirl. Sometimes we just accept things without thinking. This ad really made you think about what we are mindlessly doing to young women. I don’t think most of us would actually say these things if we thought about the impact it was having. Women have come a long way in our society, but I really believe this ad is just the tip of the iceberg. The truth is that women are not given the credit they often deserve. Too often they are marginalized and told by the media and popular culture that their value is directly related to how they look rather than what they can do. I hope ads like this one and the Dove Real Beauty campaign from a few years ago keep coming!

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This weekend we had our final player development indoor soccer practice. Next, on to Futsal!

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Dane and his friends thought riding their bikes around the community center at Scouts was a great idea for a February day. My favorite was the race to ride the slowest! It is not easy to ride a bike slow – try it.

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Remember these days? This time of year I am often dreaming of summer.

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It’s actually pretty warm out today. I’m heading out for a run, of course!

So, I am wondering, do you think we (as a society) send the wrong message to girls/women?

Comments (8)

  1. mishka824m

    I love this #LikeAGirl campaign. I tweeted last night about everything I did yesterday with that hashtag, since it included professional work, housework, and cooking in between trying to enjoy the game. Funny how it’s very #LikeAGirl to have to keep all those balls in the air. :)

    1. cashmeremiles@gmail.com (Post author)

      So true! Women often do it all :-)

  2. Jamie

    I think that there are some wrong stereotypes about women out there. BUT…as a woman I do not think that I can do everything the same as men. We are different and that is OK!!

  3. lauryn hock

    I LOVED the “Like a Girl” commercial. So impowering!

  4. Tara Joy

    This is such a movie commercial, and so true. I think it really encourages girls to just be themselves and that is good enough. I love it.

  5. Rachel C @ Third Stop on the Right

    I loved that super bowl commercial! ALL girls need to see that.

  6. Kim Bolden

    I thoroughly enjoyed the #likeagirl ad. We as women carry with us so much power and influence. It is time we realize it and use it for good.

  7. MAD Hippies Life

    I do think that the media and cultural memes dictate so many of our thoughts and actions. It goes beyond us as girls/women, but certainly has significant impact on us. Even down to the “real woman” campaign, now I know that its intention is good, but it excludes some women as being “real.” I guess you can tell I’ve thought about this a bit. Peace! 😉

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