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The Challenges of Being A Mom of Boys
Being a mom and being a mom to only boys are two entirely different scenarios. Gender-based assumptions are not wholly wrong. It is quite challenging if there are one or two kids to raise, but if it is boys, the mother can say goodbye to having a quiet time for herself ever. Not that all girls are angels, but life truth be told, boys are always up to something, always something going on in their little heads.
It is tough raising a boy in an ” act like a man” culture, where there is no proper definition of what a true man should be like. From the beginning, you must make sure they participate and do well in class compared to your girls. The pressure to mold your boys into a true gentleman is real. It is hard because you must fulfill society’s expectations of raising your boys properly.
It is tough to raise boys because they lack an emotional connection. Therefore, it is harder for mothers to extract any information or feelings as to why they act in a particular way. This lack of emotional connection results in their shutdown and makes the mother worrisome or concerned about their erratic behavior.
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How to turn any image into an SVG template?
Interested in learning the easiest way to make your own SVG?
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to turn any image into an SVG format image without having to use any complicated graphics editing software.
First, a quick primer on what is an SVG… SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It is a way to store digital information about an image. Most images you see on the web and other digital devices use a bitmap or pixel-based image storage format. In other words, the image is captured with information about each dot in the image.
SVG format images are part of a category of images that are vector-based. Vector-based images store the image as a series of paths and nodes. Most cutting machines like the Cricut and Silhouette use SVG format images because the blade on the machine needs to know what direction (or path) to cut.
To turn a bitmap-based image into a vector-based image, you need special conversion software tools. This is an algorithm tricky conversion because there are lots of different ways to do it with varying degrees in quality. Most graphic editing software like Adobe Illustration make you manually decide on those conversion settings which makes it really difficult to use if you’re not already familiar with Illustrator.
I use a software tool called Vector Magic. With Vector Magic, you just upload your image (you can even copy and paste it in) and it automatically just converts to an SVG format for you. You can make editorial adjustments afterward if you’d like but there is a baseline conversion ready to go if that’s good enough.
Here’s an image for you to give it a try yourself. It’s a bunch of cute animal drawings I did the other day. I just took a picture of it with my phone. Try copy and paste this image into the Vector Magic interface. (Right-click on the image below, select “copy”, then head over to Vector Magic and past it into the window or just hit Ctrl+V)
After you pasted your image into the Vector Magic window, it will automatically start to convert your image:
This will take a few seconds. When the process is complete, you will see the vectorized SVG image on the right with the original on the left.
If you don’t like the automated conversion, there are a number of different adjustments you can make from the right tool panel.
After making adjustments, you can download your converted image as an SVG and then upload it to your cutting machine interface like Cricut Design Space below:
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