You know that expression, “She marches to the beat of her own drum?”
Yeah. People used to say that about me. Until Twin A came along.
That girl? Was born with her own marching rhythm section.
At Halloween, while all of her girlfriends dressed up as prom queens and pop stars, she opted to go trick-or-treating as Miss America. But she did it with a blue morph suit, knee-high red boots, a Captain America T-shirt, and a red, white, and blue superhero shield.
With Christmas right around the corner, she has provided me with a list of wishes. There is not an electronic gadget or a name-brand piece of clothing to be found anywhere on it. At the top of the list is an archery set.
Of course. *cue cymbal crash”
She’s never been one to follow a trend. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So when I was contacted by BYOU Magazine to conduct a review of their publication, I was intrigued. You see, BYOU stands for “Be Your Own You,” and it’s written with the eight-to-twelve-year-old demographic in mind.
So they sent a few issues to us
And Twin A took them for a spin, so to speak.
She loves the fact that BYOU features celebrity write-ups. And I love the fact that the write-ups feature celebrities with talent, substance, and role model-worthy lifestyles.
She was drawn to the “beauty” articles. And I was impressed by the fact that the word “beauty” in BYOU is always preceded by the word “inner.”
We both gave high marks to the cover stories about community service and combatting bullying, as well as the “B-Smart” word puzzles. When my independent thinker and I agree? It is a beautiful thing.
Do you know a BYOU kind of girl who would enjoy this magazine as much as Twin A?
Then you’re in luck…because I am thrilled to offer a one-year subscription to BYOU Magazine to one of my readers. Can you say, “tween stocking stuffer?” You’re welcome.
Each comment left on this post, from now until Thursday, December 13th, will be considered an entry. The winner will be chosen by random electronic drawing and announced in a post on that date. Multiple entries (up to five) per person are encouraged. To enter, do one or more of the following. Verify each action with a separate comment here.
1. Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me why a special girl in your life might enjoy BYOU Magazine.
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Good luck, friends!
I was provided with two issues of BYOU Magazine in order to complete this post. All opinions are my own. Only residents of the United States are eligible for entry.