Grow Up Glad this School Year
Written by: Gianna Simonelli Photographer: Lisa Glam Growing Up Glad is an online platform bursting with positive influence for young girls, and the parents of those young girls, throughout the cyber world. Kimberly, mother of Ella and Juliet, created Growing Up Glad after the routine of her everyday life was disturbed by the diagnosis of a chronic autoimmune disease following her pregnancies. The blog promoted the same messages of “bullying prevention, kindness, and other topics relating to raising happy, healthy children,” that she worked so closely with during her time as an Elementary School Guidance Counselor. 14 KidFashMagazine.com/October 2018
Kim’s advocacy work, paired with her two daughters’ growing interest in modeling and fashion, helped lay the framework for the positive social media presence now known as Growing Up Glad(@growingupglad). Juliet, 10, and Ella, 8, developed these interests at a young age. Juliet recalled, “I always would pick out fancy outfits and jewelry for preschool. I was always interested in fashion, but now I have a more ‘sporty’ style.” Ella shared about her love for photography and her ambition to be featured in magazines.