Thursday, May 29, 2008

Clothing & More: Back to Basics

by Nichole Giles on Nichole's Fairy Squeaks
on yourLDSneighborhood Newsstands - 29 May 2008

Last week I told you about the crazy notion I once had in my head (for way, way too long) that in order to be a good LDS wife and mother, I had to give up big chunks of my personality. One of those chunks included the jewelry-loving me. The one that wore leather string around my wrists, earrings nearly as big as my head, and the most unique rings I could find.

Okay, so I admit, giving up the leather wasn’t a bad thing. After all, I wasn’t a teenager anymore, and that was part of a teenaged fad. And the earrings were completely impractical for a mother with young babies. Ouch! But I gave up so much more than those silly things. I gave up any jewelry altogether except my wedding ring. ~ Read More