I love when moms get a little credit in the media. Especially in a supportive, cool, or even glamorous way. I mean, c'mon people – not all of us are posing on the sidelines of the playground gossiping about the latest "mommy war" or wearing patchwork denim vests. (In fact, I don't have a single mom-friend who is the 'mommy war' type. Not. A. Single. One.)
So YAY for Refinery 29 who did a post last week featuring glamorous moms' timeless beauty secrets. Including pictures of happy moms and happy daughters. While I'll admit that the mother-daughter relationship is complex….it's also very powerful. So read it in part for the fun beauty tips, but also for the proud mom-and-daughter pics. And my very favorite piece of advice? It came from the mom of Refinery 29's New York editor, Annie Greenberg (both pictured above):
"When asked how old I am, I always add five to eight years to my age. The response is always: 'Wow, you look soooo great!'"
I love this. LOVE THIS.
Soooo…have I mentioned that I'm 42?
that’s so funny. typically women want to deduct a few years from their age, not add to it. But it definitely makes you feel better to say your older and for someone to say ” wow, you look great” rather than saying you are younger and them thinking “wow, you must have had a rough few years”