YOU by SKECHERS #YOUbySKECHERSTO #SKECHERS #ad

I”m certain that by now you would have noticed that I attended an YOU by SKECHERS event, held in Toronto earlier this month.  To be precise, it was on May 4, 2017.

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It was quite the night and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I don’t think you understand just how much I love SKECHERS and what the reasons are.  Let me try to explain:

For most of my life I have been a shoe and boot lover.  Over the years I have owned countless pairs, and owned up to a couple hundred pairs at a time!  It might sound like an exaggeration but it isn’t.  About five years ago, my back started to really give me great difficulty and since then, I have not been able to wear high heels.  That meant that more than half of my shoes and boots were tossed to the donate pile.  I then became limited to wearing flat shoes but that didn’t mean that they were comfortable!  By some miracle, I was introduced to SKECHERS and I discovered shoes, boots, sandals, and running shoes that could be (1) worn by me and (2) worn for hours at a time … without feeling the all-too-familiar lower back pain.  I feel in love with SKECHERS then, and have stayed in love since.Over the years, I have consistently shared my love for SKECHERS with friends, family, and even strangers.  I have encouraged others to experience SKECHERS for themselves, and I have been proud to so.  For those of you that have any doubts, believe me when I say:  I am not gaining any financial compensation for doing so.  I share my love of SKECHERS purely because I genuinely love the brand.

Of course, I’m lucky to have worked with SKECHERS for the blog and; most recently, for having been invited to the #YOUbySKECHERSTO VIP Event.

We got to see several new SKECHERS collections, and we were introduced to the all new collection YOU by SKECHERS!  This new collection is made for YOU, and it will take you from morning until night.I received my very own pair of YOU to take home and enjoy.  I did just that. They really are quite perfect.  You by SKECHERS combines lifestyle and wellness; they’re versatile, active, comfortable, stylish and flexible.  They are definitely made to be worn!  Check them out and make sure you indulge.

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It’s Important to Stay Connected #StreamTeam #ad

It’s so important to stay connected with your kids.  My daughter is 19 and I try to stay connected always … always have.  It’s great to have open communication and a good relationship but it’s work.  As a parent, you have to commit to be present even if you’re tired, not interested, or have a headache. Yes, being a parent is work.  It’s gratifying but it’s work nonetheless.

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I’m not the only one.  Canadian parents (82%) are already watching teen shows to feel closer.  Watching Netflix together provides common ground and a place to start a discussion.

Recently, I watched 13 Reasons Why.  It’s not what I would normally pick but it’s what kids are watching.  Since I want to be in “the know” I had no choice, and so I obliged.  It turns out that I enjoyed it.  I didn’t enjoy the idea that some people might misconstrue the idea behind the show.  I enjoyed it because it was well done, and it that it was done.  This means that it will open up the eyes of many parents that live believing that “it won’t happen” to them or their family.  The truth is it can! It can happen to the best of us, and it can happen to the worst of us.  A good way to prevent an unfortunate tragedy from happening is through communication.  Parents have to be willing to accept that any way is a good way as long as it is a way to communicate with their children.  Keep in mind, as children get older it gets more difficult to keep those doors of communication open.I actually saw 13 Reasons Why alone, but then was able to casually say “yeah, I saw it, what did you think?”.  I’m fortunate that I don’t have an issue with my daughter when it comes to talking about any topic that is serious.  Again, it’s because I have always worked hard at being present in her life.

Life has gotten much more complicated than when I was a teen.  What got me through it was knowing that I could go to my Mom with just about anything … good or bad.  When I had my daughter, I vowed to be that Mom to her.

Get more crisis info here: http://13reasonswhy.info/#usa