For Mothers of Young Children on International Day of the Girl

On the International Day of the Girl, we raise awareness for girls across the globe that are suffering from discrimination and exploitation. Girls that are forced into human trafficking. Girls that are made to be child brides. Girls that don’t have access to sanitary living conditions or education.

 

Most women in the western world feel outraged by these scenarios and some take action.

 

If you’re a mother to young children, you might not think that you have time to make a difference. Meeting your family’s needs can feel all consuming. There is minimal down time for extras at this stage of our lives.

 

You don’t have to feel helpless. While you might not have the time or resources to build a school in a third world country, you can create change.

 

You have an audience that’s watching your every move. They call you ‘mom.’

 

How can you do start? Be their model. Empower yourself as a woman and as a mother. Show yourself love. Empower your girls and boys to think bigger, beyond the limiting beliefs that are too common in our society.

 

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. – Maya Angelou

 

Empower women

 

What are you teaching your children with your actions? What are you teaching your children with your words?

 

If you are interested in continuing this type of discussion (and more), I invite you to join our private Facebook group, Wake Up With The Blend.

 

For more information on how you can create change, check out Refinery 29.

 

xo,

Nicole

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I wholeheartedly agree that a proper view of girls/women starts at home. This is a great reminder to set a great example to our kids! Love!

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Little eyes are watching 🙂 Thank you!

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Thanks so much for sharing! I have two little ones, a boy and a girl. We always have to be aware that they are always watching us.

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You’re right, they watch the good and the bad LOL

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This was a very sweet post. Thanks for using this platform to share! This is so important!

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Thank you lady!

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Thanks so much for sharing! Such a great post on an important topic!

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Thank you lady!

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I love that Maya quote! I relate to it so much!

Linda
http://lindatenchitran.com/2017/10/12/pink-sweater-fall/

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Right?!

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It’s so wonderful that you are teaching this to your children!!

xoxo, Kristen
http://www.theglamorousgal.com

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Thank you Kristen!

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Awww this is really good

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Thank you Denise!

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The example is set at home that is so true. It’s always on my mind as a Mom that my actions and my beliefs are being watched my kids. It weighs heavy on my heart about human trafficking and child slavery. While my children are too young to understand those heinous crimes they do understand compassion and kindness. I try to teach them to show that to everyone, to be a helping hand, to respect that we are all different.
xo Jen from http://www.styleinshape.com

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Compassion and kindness are huge, and are exactly what we need in this world.

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Love your look and all the pics!

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Thank you!

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Such a beautiful post! I especially love this—“Be their model. Empower yourself as a woman and as a mother. Show yourself love. Empower your girls and boys to think bigger, beyond the limiting beliefs that are too common in our society.” Perfectly stated!

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Thank you so much lovely.

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Aw thank you for sharing! And the photos are so adorable!

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super beautiful post! bless your heart for sharing this!

Courtney Bentley || http://www.starsystemz.com

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Thank you Courtney!

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This is such a great post. Being a mom to two girls, this is so important!

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Thank you Chrissy and I couldn’t agree more!

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Thanks for bringing awareness to this great cause. This really inspires me to make more post like this on my blog as well. Also, love the photos of you and your kids they are so adorable. xo, Emily

http://bailylamb.com

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Thank you Emily! hugs!

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Understanding that you’re their role model is so important. This holiday is so important for children, no matter their gender. We teach our son the value of women just as much as we model that for our nieces.

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I love it! And agree 🙂

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It’s super important that moms are a girl’s first role model. Even if we can’t right all the injustices in the world we can give our children the confidence to do so.

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That’s so true 🙂

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Yes! It is so overwhelming to think about everything that needs to be changed in the world… So I just try to focus on what I can do- raise my kids to be compassionate people.

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I completely agree!

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As a mom of two little girls, I’m here for the female empowerment.

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Yes!

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Thank you for this! raising awareness and equality for all women is important. Awareness of Self (and thus self-love) is a life long journey – which begins even before pre-birth! Thanks for writing about this. May many be touched and blessed by your continued good work. With gratitude, Evelyn http://www.EvelynForeman.com <3

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Thank you for reading! And I agree… I’m learning the effect of our grandparent’s experiences on us now. 🙂

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Great post and a wonderful reminder of the impact we have on our little ones through simple actions every single day 🙂

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Thank you lovely 🙂

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Such an inspirational post, my dear! I don’t have kids yet, but hope to empower them every day when I do!

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Thank you Kristin!

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Beautiful! We have to be best we can be for them and they will spread that in the future. That’s how we make the difference!

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I agree, thank you! Hugs 🙂

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I completely agree. Love this post! ❤️
Taryn
http://www.peplumsandpushups.com

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Thank you lovely!

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So inspirational. It really is that little things that we do everyday that make such a difference, especially for the little eyes watching and the little ears listening!

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It’s so important to parent by example and be the people we want our children to be. Monkey see, monkey, do!

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These are some great words of empowerment!! Definitely a message for any woman!!

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Thank you lady! I agree, even without kids this is powerful for all women 🙂

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