I'm sorry to the editors of Allure - but I don't want this baloney in my house every month.
I don't want my girls thinking they have to have the "perfect" body or wear the "right" make-up/hair to be loved or accepted or feel secure about themselves.
And I don't want my boys thinking that the ideal girl is the one who is the prettiest or thinnest.
Not that I would ever let them read it - but still, they could see the cover and read the "promises" it shares.
I know they get most of their beliefs/ideas from us (as parents) but society still influences them.
It just saddens me that this is the garbage that our culture feeds us - to be loved you have to be thin, young and beautiful.
Isn't it better to be someone who is honest, caring, a joy to be around - qualities that actually make your life better....I hope I am teaching those type of qualities to my kids - and that they look for those same type of things in a future spouse...
And it's not that I think all beautiful people are evil or shallow....
I think I just haven't picked up a fashion magazine in a while - you know, I've been reading all the quilting ones - just blew my mind a little.
(stepping down from the soapbox now)......