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Category: life with kids

Why I Took My Kids Toys Away: 6 Years Later

Ever wonder what happened to the kids whose mom ignited a firestorm when she took all their toys away? Six years later, this follow-up post addresses all the questions brought up by that still very controversial post. A must read!

Six years I inadvertently ignited a firestorm when I took all my kids toys away, then wrote a blog post about what happened next–and why is was one of the best things we ever did for our family. Six years later, the topic is as controversial as ever, but follow-up post addresses all the questions brought up by that still-heated post, as well as where we are at as a family now. A must read!

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Daring to See Things Differently- the 3 things I learned from Katie Driscoll about challenging the status quo

Let’s face it--we’re all diverse. We have different body types, and features, and skin colors So why isn’t the media more inclusive? In this episode of the Do It Scared podcast, guest Katie Driscoll, founder of Changing the Face of Beauty, talks about failure, determination, and why you should surround yourself with cheerleaders. She also talks about why inclusivity in advertising is a win-win for both the disability community and for small businesses. #livingwellspendingless #doitscared #ruthsoukup #katiedriscoll

When we think of the beauty and advertising industries, glossy-haired models with perfect features are what come to mind. But that isn’t representative of all of us. Because let’s face it–we’re all diverse. We have different body types, and features, and skin colors. Some of us use wheelchairs or need glasses. So why isn’t the media more inclusive?

In this post, Do It Scared™ podcast guest Katie Driscoll, founder of Changing the Face of Beauty, talks about failure, determination, and why you should surround yourself with cheerleaders. She also talks about why inclusivity in advertising is a win-win for both the disability community and for small businesses.You won’t want to miss this inspiring episode!

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Daring to Raise Free Range Kids

Let’s be real, parenting is HARD. How do we balance our desire to give them everything with the need to let them figure things out for themselves? The thing is, our job as parents is to raise our kids to be good people. And if we hand everything to our children and hover and meditate every single one of their interactions with others, how are they ever going to grow up as self-sufficient humans? Don’t miss this episode of the Do it Scared Podcast, where Ruth talks about how to raise “free range kids” and give them their independence without neglecting your parental responsibilities!

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