Ever After High.
Rebel or Royal?
Well, Ever After High is all about encouraging independence and supporting your kids to make their own choices. To be influencers rather than always following the crowd. Having two girls, I always teach them to follow their gut and to go against the grain because they need to be who they are.
About Ever After High:
The Ever After High storyline is based on the children of famous fairy tale characters attending high school. The children are destined to follow in their parents’ footsteps to keep their stories alive through generations. If they do not, their stories will cease to exist and they will disappear. The main characters are Raven Queen (daughter of the Evil Queen), who is unhappy with her destiny, and Apple White (daughter of Snow White), who is destined to get a happily ever after. Raven would prefer to create a new destiny for herself, while Apple White believes that Raven writing her own story will put her happily ever after in jeopardy. The school gets divided into “Royals and Rebels”.
Following Your Own Path.
Having two girls and a very spunky 9 year-old, I love it when I find a show and products that empower girls and help them to make better decisions. Just this year alone, I had to take a step back and a double take too because she is doing her own laundry, making her own snacks and doing chores. She is needing me less and less and is doing more things on her own and without direction.
She is growing up.
On a recent trip to Sears, Gabby was super excited to find a display of Ever After High dolls and a ton of Ever After High clothes. When I asked her if she was a Royal or a Rebel, she responded a Royal with a little bit of Rebel. That sounds good to me and I was so pleased with that answer.
Mom, I Think You Are a Rebel!
Those words resonated and impacted me a bit. When you realize that your daughter sees a lot of your personality traits, it kind of takes you aback. I chuckled at her statement and said, “Really, you think I’m a rebel, huh? Why is that?” She said that she thinks I am a rebel because I always do what I feel is right and don’t always listen to what people say. In a good way. That I admit when I am wrong, even if it’s hard. Not to mention, she said, “You don’t let people take advantage of you and I like that.”
Growing up, I was definitely a rebel and I learned so many things this way. I learned to step out of my comfort zone and walk to the beat of my own drum and I am so happy that my daughter sees that and has taken the lessons that I learned to heart. Now, my Mimi cakes, I think she’s a chip off the old block and may learn her own lessons throughout her life.
Get Geared Up!
As you can see from Gabby’s absolute shock and awe, we discovered that Sears carries lots of cute and fashionista-approved outfits and PJ’s. That way, you can show off your “Royal” or “Rebel” pride wherever you go! Gabby especially loved the printed-tee’s, tights and cute skirts.
I went over to Sears to check out their Ever After High catalogue and you can snag dolls, clothes, sleepwear and accessories starting from $12.99 and up. All your Ms. Independent needs to do is decide if she’s a Royal or a Rebel. I happen to see a cute little clutch purse that Gabby will love for her Birthday coming up.
Win a $50 Sears Gift Card!
To celebrate the launch of Ever After High at Sears, the awesome people of Sears are giving away a $50 Gift Card! That way, you can visit the Kids Room at Sears and check out all of their new Ever After High Swag. This contest is open to CANADA only and starts on February 14th, 2014 and ends on March 1st, 2014.
Do you think the child in your life is a Royal or a Rebel?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: I am part of the Sears Mom Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.