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GiGi~ God’s Little Princess { A Giveaway}

February 28, 2012

We must have listened to that soundtrack a hundred times already. She’s only two and yet already she knows the words, and I have to giggle when she sings “I want much more than this provincial life”.

She spins quickly and tells me that Gaston is a “meany-pants”. We have avoided the princess hullabaloo fairly well the first three years of my older daughters life, but now, with two girls, princess paraphernalia litters the house, and I cannot take two steps without coming across a princess book, or a gown, or a slipper-even their snow caps have princess images on them, and to be honest, I ‘ve grown a little concerned about the whole princess thing.

I never wanted my girls to get too caught up with the fairytale ideals spouted by large corporations, as if the idea of meeting a prince and living happily ever-after is an actual possibility. While I fully believe I have met and married my prince, and we live very happily, our life is sprinkled with the same struggles that others wrestle with and there is no fairy godmother waving her wand and dusting us in glitter as all of our troubles magically melt away. My ‘castle’ is as messy as my neighbors and we scrub our toilets, and take out the trash, just the same as everyone else.

However, recently, we were introduced to a new princess, GiGi, Gods Little Princess.¬†I was both intrigued and hesitant. Gigi is a precocious little girl with a heart for others and a love of all things girly and princess-y. She also loves the Lord. Through her various adventures, her parents continually point her back to God’s word, as she seeks to discover who she is, and how she ought to behave. My children have watched these videos repeatedly, even my boys, and I feel certain that when my girls play princess, it’s not only Belle who they will be imitating, but also GiGi. That definitely eases my stress about the whole princess thing.

Have you seen these videos?

If you have, what are your thoughts on them? I have a little {GIVEAWAY} ūüėČ
To Enter: Answer this question (MANDITORY ENTRY): How can your daughter(s) learn to be God’s little princess from GiGi?

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*I received these two DVD’s for free, for the purpose of my review, the opinions expressed here are my own. This pose contains affiliate links.

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  • Reply Sarah February 28, 2012 at 6:53 am

    What timing! A friend just told me about GiGi as we were discussing our daughters and their princesses!

    I’m hoping GiGi can help my daughter learn life’s most important truth…she is the daughter of the King!!

  • Reply Sarah February 28, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I tweeted about your fun giveaway!!

  • Reply Sarah February 28, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

  • Reply Sarah February 28, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Liked you in FB! :-)

  • Reply Meridith Todd February 28, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I have never heard of Gigi but wonder if Em would enjoy her!¬† It’s hard to answer the question not having heard of Gigi before, but I would love for her to learn more about putting others first. :)

  • Reply Meridith Todd February 28, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I shared the link on FB. :)

  • Reply Meridith Todd February 28, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I liked Always Alleluia on facebook (some time ago, but maybe that still counts?¬† It’s still liked!)

    • Reply alwaysalleluia February 28, 2012 at 8:44 am

      it counts ūüėČ

  • Reply Meridith Todd February 28, 2012 at 7:15 am

    And I just subscribed by email. :)

  • Reply Rachel Kingston February 28, 2012 at 8:00 am

    I can teach my daughter by reading God’s Word to her and showing her by example how even mommy is God’s princess!

  • Reply Rachel Kingston February 28, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I shared on Facebook

  • Reply Rachel Kingston February 28, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I subscribed by email as well! :)

  • Reply Icmo37 February 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

    i joined you on facebook..nice article, i dont have little girls on my own, though i just got a little niece from my sister…my daughter is a bog princess of 15 years old

  • Reply Rachel Kingston February 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I also liked you on facebook!

  • Reply Kristina February 28, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I liked your blog on FB!

  • Reply Teresa W February 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Wow, is this a hot topic in my home!! I have a 16 year old daughter and a 6 year old daughter, and feel like I haven’t done a great job teaching the older that she is God’s princess. Trying to me much more intentional at an earlier age with the little. We don’t own the videos and would love to check them out!! I subscribed to your blog and have liked your FB page :)

  • Reply Teresa W February 28, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Also just shared the giveaway on FB :)

  • Reply Amber Berry February 28, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Example, if you are not an example of someone who is trying to follow God with everything, than she will never learn. Also helping her investigate his word and encouraging serving from a young age.

  • Reply Tracee Wagnon February 28, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I love that Gigi teaches my girls how to be a princess from the inside out, not just looks or princes or fairy godmothers, but teaching them their actions, how they treat others, their love for God, etc. are what make a girl a princess is what’s important! ¬†

  • Reply Tracee Wagnon February 28, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I liked you on facebook!

  • Reply Tracee Wagnon February 28, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I shared on Facebook :)

  • Reply Jessica Berry February 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I liked you on Facebook

  • Reply Jessica Berry February 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I followed you on Twitter

  • Reply Jessica Berry February 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I subscribed by email

  • Reply Jessica Berry February 28, 2012 at 10:51 am

     Gigi can teach my daughter that the important thing is how she is on the inside. It matters how you treat those around you.  

  • Reply Gcsteacher2 February 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

    We love Gigi. In fact, this is the only Princess that my daughter knows about and she is 5. I love¬†Gigi because like any little girl she has her own thoughts on things, curious, etc. but she is always directed by her parents. She is taught to honor and respect them and the authorities in her life (although at times it is a process…true to life). I also love the fact that God is a major factor in the videos that I have seen.¬†My¬†daughter¬†has been asked by people who is her favorite princess and she says “Gigi, God’s Little Princess.” Most people do not even know who she is talking about. It gives us an open door to share Jesus with others!! This has also given us lots of opportunities to talk to my daughter on how to be a princess and what a true princess is by using the Word of God!! LOVE GIGI!!!!

  • Reply Gcsteacher2 February 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I liked Always Alleluia on FB.

  • Reply Gcsteacher2 February 28, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I subscribed to your emails. Love your posts, btw.

    • Reply alwaysalleluia February 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you so much!  Your words are a gift to me.;)

  • Reply Mary February 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Gigi is new to me! My mother-in-law bought my daughter (19 months) a Gigi pop-up book and I had never heard of her before! Any princess that looks to God’s word for guidance is a princess I want my girl to admire. I love the title on the CD that says “Real princesses treat everyone like royalty”…especially since we are beginning to struggle with the concept of sharing! Thanks for the giveaway. Even if I don’t win, I will have to look into these!

  • Reply Mary February 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I like Always Alleluia on FB:)

  • Reply Mary February 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I just signed up to subscribe to Always Alleluia!

  • Reply Mary February 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I “shared” via facebook! Thanks again. Delighted to discover your blog from ¬†the Mod Squad:)

    • Reply alwaysalleluia February 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      So nice to *meet* you, Mary! ūüėČ

  • Reply Vanessa February 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I think girls need to know that a real princess has a beautiful and loving heart that loves God and others.

  • Reply Vanessa February 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I tweeted.

  • Reply Vanessa February 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I subscribed.

  • Reply Rebecca February 29, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I so need to get these books… my middle child is all princess. ¬†Always wants to wear dress up, always wants to do things her way and always wants someone else to do the hard stuff (pick up) because she wants to be a princess. ¬†I never wanted this and when I heard of the Gigi series I told my husband we have to get this and see if we can get her to change her perspective on what it means to be a princess… ¬†If she wants to be God’s princess I’m all for it, but she still has to help pick up here on earth! ¬†:)

  • Reply Rebecca February 29, 2012 at 2:48 am

    liked you on Facebook!

  • Reply Rebecca February 29, 2012 at 2:48 am

    subscribed!

  • Reply Rosann February 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Oh, we love the Gigi books.¬† My six year old and I are reading the children’s Bible version of God’s Little Princess.¬† It’s wonderful and speaks right to her heart of where she is at 6yrs old.¬† I think the videos would do the same, but also speak to my 3yr old. ¬† They can relate with adorable Gigi because…well…great girl minds think alike.¬† :)

    Blessings,
    ~Rosann

  • Reply Rosann February 29, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Already subscribed. 

  • Reply Rosann February 29, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Already following in Facebook

  • Reply Rosann February 29, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Already following in Twitter. 

  • Reply Rosann February 29, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Tweeted  about giveaway :-) 

  • Reply Julie Anne February 29, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    we just got some Gigi books for Christmas. I would love to try out the videos, too!!

    • Reply Julie Anne February 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      ¬†sorry, I didn’t actually answer the question! I want my girls to learn that they are God’s special treasure… just the way they are and that each of us is unique and made for God’s purpose

  • Reply Julie Anne February 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    tweeted giveaway here
    https://twitter.com/parresia/status/174915856126590976

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