Hat Love: Mrs. Jones, Mrs Jones…

 Jauquema Jones is  mother, wife and minister of youth and she loves hats!  We took a moment to interview to see if she would add to the hat  repertoire and  give her take on why she considers hats to be all that!

Thanks Mrs. Jones for sharing your input!

Why do you like to wear hats?

I like to wear hats because they help to express your character, so if I  want to be jazzy – or vintage, then it helps me to express what I am feeling in the moment.

Has  wearing hats  been in your family for a while?

My mom likes to wear hats and used to do fashion shows, the way she would wear them inspired me to be different. The hat was  usually “the icing on the cake” when she wore an outfit and it was great to see her wear it.

When do you recall enjoying the first time you begin wearing hats and what happened for you in that process?

 Well, because my  mom always had a style to wear them, I really began liking them when I was a teen. I wanted to be different and  since this is a time to explore your identity, I was really open to experiencing new things and I remember wearing a vintage hat for the first time and when I tried it on,  I found it really cool to wear.

 If you were to convince someone to wear a hat, what would be the reasons you would give?

It enhances your character to wear a hat I would say hats really speak to the character of an individual and inspires them to take a risk or two and gain  great confidence.

When do you like to wear hats and on what occasions?

“It really doesn’t have to be an occasion, I just like to wear them and it’s kinda cool to be spontaneous and make it “pop” .”

I think I feel like hearing that song!  How about you??

How to Love Your Children Without Judging Them

 

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where someone was judging their children because of how they looked, talked, or walked?

Would you ever judge your child this way? Believe it or not some parents do judge their kids and even though they believe they are providing constructive criticism, they are really giving them more insecurities than what they already feel or place insecurities they hadn’t thought about.

 

Step 1

Help them not hurt them. Let’s say your child is overweight. Telling them that fatty foods are not good for them and that they can’t eat too much of it, is okay, if you are leading the example and if you don’t ban it from their diet. But if you eat fatty foods without restrictions your child is not going to know what is right or wrong and there is a chance they’ll eat more because of it. Eating out one or two nights a week and making healthier meals the rest of the week, will help your child cut down on bad eating habits.

 

Step2

Support your child in discovering their talent. Your child wants to play a musical instrument or wants to sing in the school musical. You don’t care for instruments and you wouldn’t be caught dead singing on stage, but the best thing to do would be to let them try it. Trying to persuade them not to do it because you think your child is not good enough is not the best thing, because even if they take it as good criticism, they could still hold it against you for the rest of their adult life. Who wants to hear that you were the reason for them not reaching their potential?

 

Step3

Respect who they will become. Your child is in high school already and suddenly they want a change in wardrobe, hairstyle, hair color, jewelry etc. What would be the harm in letting them express their individuality? As long as they are respectful to you and others, are not in trouble with the law or in a gang, letting them be who they are can help them discover who they will become. They could end up being a manicurist, hairstylist, tattoo artist, or fashion designer.

 

Step4

Treat them as any child even if they have a disability. Even if your child has a learning disability, Attention deficit disorder, autism, or is in a wheelchair shouldn’t stop you from supporting what they want to do. Children with disabilities can do things like play in sports, or swim just like everyone else. There will be limitations on what they can do, but just the fact they you are helping and supporting can boost their self esteem ten times higher than telling them there disability won’t let them do things that other children can.

 

 

Source of Article : http://esqkid.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-to-love-your-children-without.html

A Hat is A Shield…

“A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothing and wearing a costume; it’s the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it’s the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over… A piece of magic is a hat.” (Martha Sliter)

Headz Up Hats Show Case

When we said we were having a HAT SHOW, we didn’t expect all these wonderful faces to come out and join us, but we were very glad they did! As you can see, we serve several different types of personalities and   people  WHO LOVE HATS, and we TRULY enjoy  serving them!