In honour of international women’s day today, this post is for the 2 beautiful little ladies in my life and inspired by the most inspirational woman I’ve ever met, my Nan. My Nan passed away quite a few years ago now but I will never forget what a kind,hard working,loving and all round amazing person she was. If I can bring me girls,and my boy for that matter, up to be just like her then I will be a very happy mama.
10 Life Lessons I Want To Teach My Daughters #Internationalwomensday
Be kind, always
My Nan was the kindest person ever, she would give you her last penny if she thought you needed it. She always helped out neighbours and volunteered at her church to be one of the cooks. Her church used to hold luncheons for all the members to get together at least twice a week and would give up her time to help cook. I hope to teach my girls to always be kind and considerate to others and to offer help to anyone that may need it.
Stand up for what you believe in
Both my girls are strong willed. I hope they never lose that about themselves and always stand up for what’s right. I want to teach them to always believe in themselves and that they can achieve anything if they put their minds to it.
Don’t waste your time and tears over f*ckboys
We’ve all been there haven’t we, wasting our time on a boy that doesn’t and never will give a crap about us. I hope to teach them that they are worth more, that they don’t deserve to be treated like crap by anyone, and that they are strong enough to tell anyone that doesn’t treat them right to do one!
For the love of god don’t overpluck your eyebrows!
Speaking as someone that has no choice but to draw eyebrows on every morning because I used to shave and pluck them to death, I hope I can steer my girls towards the professionals.
It’s ok to say no
Ava is particularly good at letting us know when she doesn’t want to do something. As the girls get older I hope to teach them that it’s ok to say no to something they don’t want to do or something that makes them feel uncomfortable. I’ve found myself in some dodgy situations before because I was too scared that people would be annoyed if I said no.
Don’t care what other people think, always be yourself
I care way too much about what other people think of me and it has seriously affected my confidence. I want my girls to grow up confident in their own skin and have confidence that the decisions they make are the right ones for them.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
I spent a lot of my life being too afraid, too proud to ask for help. As a result I find it really hard to open up to people and admit I’m struggling. I want my girls to always feel like they can ask for help if they need it and to know that I am always there for them.
Be respectful and polite
I find so many kids these days are so disrespectful and rude. That is not how I want any of my children to behave. I want to bring them up to show respect to others and to always be polite.
Music and laughter will soothe your soul
Music makes me happy and you will often find me and the girls dancing round and generally acting silly. I hope they never lose their fun loving nature or their love of music.
And lastly, Follow your heart
Ava is a complete free spirit and I’m guessing Poppy will be too, it’s something that they get from me. I truly believe in only doing things if they make you happy, yes that may not always be the sensible option but where’s the fun in sensible. Life is too short to spend it miserable!
Here’s to strong women
May we know them
May we be them
May we raise them