Friday, August 19, 2011

Who Runs the World....GIRLS!

The girls of JG3 at Mount Tom Day Camp danced to Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)" in yesterday's talent show, so the song has been pumping through my iPad the last few days.  I've even learned a few of the steps so Brooke and I both get a kick out of dancing together!  Luckily my 7yr old doesn't understand what "who runs this mutha" means so we're all good....but I digress. made me think back to Jada Pinkett Smith's book Girls Hold Up This World.  As a new first time mom to a little girl, I remember tearing up on first sight of the cover displayed in the front window of the bookstore as I strolled by.  The picture of Jada and a young Willow (we should've known then that she'd be whipping her hair less than a decade later) pierced straight through my heart.  I rushed in and immediately purchased it and it quickly became apart of our bedtime routine.  A photo book depicting girls across the world in all ages and stages coupled with an empowerimg message throughout makes it one of those books that should be in the library of every mom with a girl.

Happy Reading!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I AM a Pretty Brown Girl!

What a BEAUTIFUL family!  Chocolate Chip is where family comes FIRST!  Since we CONNECT INSPIRE and TRANSFORM families, we are THRILLED to introduce the Chocolate Chip family to..

Pretty Brown Girl

Founded by Sheri Crawley, "Pretty Brown Girl’s (PBG) mission is to empower girls to love themselves and encourage cultural awareness."  What I love most about PBG is the pledge, which our 7 year old Brooke proudly recited along with her 11 year old cousin, Kailiah.  The PBG pledge aims "to encourage confidence, inspire dreams and empower from within."

  While you're there don't forget to stop by the shop.  Just in time for September, pick up / Pretty Brown Girl-My First Day of School by Sheri Crawley

 for the newly minted kindergartner.  Your special little girl can rock out in a PBG t-shirt or the Pink Chiffon Pettiskirt with Brown Ruffled Layers if you have a budding fashionista on your hands like me:)

Become a part of the MOVEMENT!  Share the pledge with every pretty, brown girl you know!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Girls Inc Westchester- Power of the Purse

Save the Date: 
October 5, 2011

Girls Inc Westchester's inaugural gala, Power of the Purse, will take place on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 6:30pm at LIFE: The Place to Be in Ardsley, NY.  "This high-fashion fundraising fete will encourage guests to invest in the next generation of women leaders by supporting Girls Inc. programs that develop economic literacy and financial independence for Westchester County girls."

Click on link below for more details.

For more information on Girls Inc.’s ‘Power of the Purse’ gala, contact Barbara Weinstein at Girls Inc. at (914) 419-0764 or visit  Spread the word and be sure you tell them you read about it on Chocolate Chip:)

Disclosure: Jasmine Bellamy is a member of the Power of the Purse Committe, Girls Inc. Westchester