As women who move often, we know what it’s like to be the new girl in town. Ours is the unfamiliar face at church, the odd accent at the grocery store and the car with an out-of-state license plate in the school drop-off line.
We’ve spent a lot of years learning to cultivate friendships, care for them and make them last. But even with decades of practice, it can be hard to show up in a strange town and begin new again.
We heard about the Kind Campaign and thought it had a message that could really resonate with our readers. It’s all about showing compassion to others in a world filled with Twitter wars and Facebook rants. It’s aimed at reminding us to stay positive and walk away from the negativity that can easily invade our lives.
The Kind Campaign is a non-profit organization that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting affects of what they call “girl-against-girl crime.” The founders have brought their message to more than 30,000 girls in more than 300 schools and organizations.
The campaign was designed to educate girls about unhealthy, competitive friendships that often lead to bullying.
KEEP Collective, a line of personalized jewelry focused on keeping what matters close at hand and close to your heart, is partnering with the Kind Campaign. KEEP Collective is a one-of-a-kind, patented system of accessories, including keepers (necklaces and bracelets) and keys (charms that slide on). Customers can choose from hundreds of key options and mix and match them to tell their own personal story.
Every “Kind” bar and “You Can Sit With Us” key (charm) helps fund a school assembly that teaches our girls to love themselves and each other.
As a supporter of the Kind Campaign, KEEP Collective Independent Designer and Associate Director Dawn Bane has put together a video to share more information on Keep’s collaboration with the Kind Campaign. As a busy mom herself, Dawn understands how important it is for women to support one another. Check it out below!
KEEP Collective’s Kind Campaign charms not only serve as a great reminder to us as women, but also as mothers. As Moving Moms, our daughters will often be the new kid in class or the new player on their team. So let’s remember to treat everyone with kindness and help ensure that no one is feeling left out.
We ask you to consider this:
- Be kind.
- Don’t judge other moms. You don’t know what they’re dealing with.
- It’s worth repeating – DON’T JUDGE OTHER MOMS. Everyone parents differently.
- Reach out to new people in town, at the project your family is on or the base where you’re located. Do what you can to make them feel welcome and maybe that karma will come back to you after your next relocation!
- Forgive yourself when you make mistakes. Moms are mere mortals and, thus, imperfect (no matter how much other moms on Pinterest tend to look like Martha Stewart clones).
- Practice what you preach – if you don’t have something nice to say about another mom, don’t say it all.
And remember, Moving Moms, when you’re feeling isolated or lonely … YOU CAN SIT WITH US!
The Moving Mom is giving away a piece from KEEP Collective’s line of jewelry that supports the Kind Campaign! To enter for a chance to win, all you need to do is COMMENT on this post and SHARE it on Facebook! The winner will be announced on Monday, March, 21.
To learn more about Keep Collective and the products they sell, contact Independent Designer Dawn Bane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-By Emily Shedek