#BeautyIs Determination

-This post is sponsored by Global Influence-

I confess that sometimes it’s easier fun to say yes than no. Desmonda Drama has been dissolving into a a crying, whiny mess every evening. And I am pretty sure it is due to her summer schedule. Summer school is open to every kid in our school district, so she has been attending that, then swimming at our swim club, and then on top of that attending adapted swim lessons every evening.

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So when she woke up this morning and said how about I stay home today and go to school tomorrow. I couldn’t help but say yes. Even though tomorrow is Saturday. well played, Desmonda Drama. Well played.

Often I feel that Desmonda Drama gets the short end of the stick when it comes to attention. Especially this past year when her sister has had such difficulty at school. Desmonda is a small kid with a quiet voice and it is easy for people to overlook her. I don’t want to be one of those people.

Especially when she inspires me to work harder. You would never know it from watching her, unless you zeroed in on her awkward running, but she has to work twice as hard as other kids. Her Hypotonia means she has next to no core strength and very little upper arm strength. It affects her fine and gross motor skills as well as her stamina.

But she has got grit for days. It may take her six months to master something but she is determined to master it, if possible before her “lazy” twin gets around to starting it. And that grit is partnered for a zest for line. Her smile could light up a room. Recently when we asked both the girls where they would want to go if we could go anywhere and Desmonda Drama requested NYC. I am not sure where that seed was planted but it only makes sense that she would want to go to a city as bright and vibrant as she is.

I entered the above pic in the Family Dollar Dove #FDBeautyIs sweepstakes for a trip to NYC. How awesome would it be if I got to make her dreams come true?

Got your own inspiring family member who deserves an awesome trip to the Big Apple? Take a picture or video of you with an inspiring woman in your family, using the hashtag #FDBeautyIs in your caption for a chance win a trip to New York City from Dove & Family Dollar!

Entering is easy; here’s how:

Step 1: Snap a picture of you and an inspiring family member

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Step 3: Register with your information

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You can check out the live feed of entries (you might even see yourself!) here.

After you enter head to Family Dollar to save $2 instantly when you buy any 2 participating Dove items. Offer available from 5/29–6/26.
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