This girl with her "robe like Fancy Nancy" makes my heart race. I love having a daughter, but it also scares the bejezuz out of me because, HOLY CRAP I HAVE A DAUGHTER! There is an added sense of pressure having a daughter. This girl is a mirror into my soul and I have to be extra careful about every step I take and every word I say, because that will shape how she feels about herself.
Growing up, I had the privilege of having a mom who stayed at home, but lead the way in #mompreneurship for me. Before the internet, opportunities were limited for moms who wanted to work for themselves, but that didn't stop her. She always thought outside of the box. First with a business creating bows for little girls called "Trudesigns" (her name is Trudi...how cute was she) then for many many years, she ran a custom framing shop from our basement. She'd wake up early and go to bed late to measure and cut glass and frames and make sure every piece was spotless and perfected. There wasn't opportunity for a ton of growth, but it was just what our family needed in extra income so we could go on awesome vacations and attend a private school.
She set the example for me and I plan to set it for my daughter. I never once thought I couldn't do something because I was a woman, because it was modeled to me that I could follow through with any idea that came to my mind.
Show your daughters that you respect yourself and that she is capable of hard work and can find a way to pursue and idea her creative mind comes up with. Help her find ways to learn new things and become a dreamer who is also a doer. This is a beautiful gift.
Do this for your sons too, because everyone should know how to have an idea and follow through with it.