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35 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Girlfriends! So glad I have some wonderful women to celebrate life's chuckles, blunders, highlights, simplicity, and blessings with. Love them all so much and look forward to watching my daughter enjoy the same beautiful treasure of friendship should God give us a girl!

35 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Girlfriends

35 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Girlfriends! So glad I have some wonderful women to celebrate life's chuckles, blunders, highlights, simplicity, and blessings with. Love them all so much and look forward to watching my daughter enjoy the same beautiful treasure of friendship should God give us a girl!

This I want to keep for future reference.. Some great ideas. Stuff my mom did and still does for me!

This I want to keep for future reference.. Some great ideas. Stuff my mom did and still does for me!

IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE GIRL: On my 16th bday, my dad gave me a half heart necklace and kept half of it. My half was attached to my bouquet on my wedding day. At the reception, he surprised us by giving his half to Chris. He literally passed down the responsibility of holding on to my heart. (Tucking this away for our girls. I love this idea.........I don't have daughters but what a really lovely idea....

IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE GIRL: On my 16th bday, my dad gave me a half heart necklace and kept half of it. My half was attached to my bouquet on my wedding day. At the reception, he surprised us by giving his half to Chris. He literally passed down the responsibility of holding on to my heart. (Tucking this away for our girls. I love this idea.........I don't have daughters but what a really lovely idea....

Darcy Miller shadow boxes - just try and look through these and not itch to dig out your keepsake boxes and create shadow boxes.

Darcy Miller shadow boxes - just try and look through these and not itch to dig out your keepsake boxes and create shadow boxes.

This list of 50 heartfelt, but funny things I want to teach my daughter is a must-read for all moms with young girls.

50 things I want to teach my daughter

This list of 50 heartfelt, but funny things I want to teach my daughter is a must-read for all moms with young girls.

How I get my kids to clean their room.  One mom's battle to get her kids to keep their room clean, and the 8 strategies that have worked for her.

How I Get My Kids to Clean Their Room

How I get my kids to clean their room. One mom's battle to get her kids to keep their room clean, and the 8 strategies that have worked for her.

When my daughter Ella was in fourth grade, she got in the car one day after school and announced her plan to run for student council.    At her school each class has a representative, and I was thrilled she planned to put her name in the hat. Even if she didn't win, it would be a good experience.    She told me almost every girl in her class was running, as well as one or two boys. As kindly as possible, I mentioned the boys might have an advantage since the girl votes could be split, as…

When my daughter Ella was in fourth grade, she got in the car one day after school and announced her plan to run for student council. At her school each class has a representative, and I was thrilled she planned to put her name in the hat. Even if she didn't win, it would be a good experience. She told me almost every girl in her class was running, as well as one or two boys. As kindly as possible, I mentioned the boys might have an advantage since the girl votes could be split, as…

If only more people took time to do this for their children!!! "What I love is that each morning, Charlotte and Amelia rush to their envelopes to see what we've written. The notes are sometimes a simple observation of a charitable act or a quick drawing to make them laugh. I love that Charles and I force ourselves to take a minute each evening to think about why we love our children. It's my version of Oprah's gratitude journal.

If only more people took time to do this for their children!!! "What I love is that each morning, Charlotte and Amelia rush to their envelopes to see what we've written. The notes are sometimes a simple observation of a charitable act or a quick drawing to make them laugh. I love that Charles and I force ourselves to take a minute each evening to think about why we love our children. It's my version of Oprah's gratitude journal.

20 Mommy-Daughter Dates - This is TRULY sweet! I want to do all of these with my daughter! :) - in-the-corner

20 Mommy-Daughter Dates - This is TRULY sweet! I want to do all of these with my daughter! :) - in-the-corner

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food. This is actually so smart. Love the reasoning.

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food. This is actually so smart. Love the reasoning.

6 Tips for Raising Strong Daughters. Excellent article! Love love love it!

6 Tips for Raising Strong Daughters. Excellent article! Love love love it!

AMAZING and gave me goosebumps!! This version is an even better reminder as to why I have a symbol for this verse "inked" on my body for life :-)

AMAZING and gave me goosebumps!! This version is an even better reminder as to why I have a symbol for this verse "inked" on my body for life :-)