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6 Important Values to Teach Your Daughter

(2.5 minute to read) Like most working moms, my to do list is pages long. And that means I’m constantly juggling things. If you’re anything like me, you might find that while you’re doing one thing, you’re thinking, planning, and reflecting on other things. At some point, conducting ourselves in this manner becomes somewhat second […]

Helping Your Daughter With Her Friend Drama: 7 Do’s & Don’ts

(5-minute read)  I’m not a fan of gender stereotypes. But I think we can all admit that dealing with girls is not always easy…or fun. Especially when young girls approach adolescence, the transformations that are happening within their bodies and their brains present many challenges: changing bodies, fluctuating moods and hormones, increasing responsibilities, and separating […]

Reframing Youth Sports: What Do We Want Our Daughters to Get? Give?

(3-minute read) The temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and spring sports are back in play! That often means our daughters are getting more exercise and we’re doing more schlepping to practice and games. For many girls, unfortunately, that also means more tears. Whether it’s because they didn’t start the game, get enough playing […]

Going Solo: Cultivating Social Courage in our Daughters

(3.5-minute read) I’ve never considered myself to be someone who struggles with social anxiety. Put me anywhere and I will be okay. I guess this ability can be attributed to my gift of gab. That being said, I’m still able to empathize with my GAALSters when they share that they are worried about engaging in […]

Teach Your Daughter What to Say (and not say) to Support A Friend.

(3.5-minute read) When I was young and carefree (you know…pre-marriage and kids) all I wanted was friends, friends, and more friends. In my mind, the more the merrier. Having a lot of friends gave me more opportunities to go out and have fun. More people to talk for hours with about cute boys, dream jobs, and […]

Be Seen as a Strong (not bossy) Leader: 4 Qualities for Females to Lead Successfully

(3-minute read) It’s no secret that female leaders are often labeled as bitchy or bossy. In fact, recent research shows that women who exert their leadership by behaving like men are seen as “bossy” and “less effective” than their male counterparts who behave the exact same way (but are praised for it). I know it’s […]

No More Girl Drama-Mama Please Help (The Effects of Cliques)

(4.5 minute read) In an ideal world, the topic of friends would elicit nothing but warm, fuzzy feelings and fond memories. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. I hear stories on a daily basis about girls feeling excluded and/or judged, and about them doing/saying things just because of their deep desire to fit in- typical […]

When Your Daughter Has An Inflated View of Self. Is it Good or Bad? What Should You Do?

(3-minute read) Not only do I lead organization specifically for girls, but I am also the mother of two daughters – one preteen and one teenager (all thoughts and prayers are welcome). In both of these roles, I have become acutely aware of how a girl’s sense of self, particularly her esteem, changes as she […]

What’s Holding Your Daughter Back from Being an Effective Leader?

(2-minute read) Are leaders born or made? What do you believe? Regardless of how you answered, you’re right! Some people come into this world with an innate desire to inspire and encourage those around them. But, if we aren’t born a leader, that doesn’t mean we have no shot at becoming one. What it means is […]

4 Proven Tools for Stress Relief

(4.5 minute read) Let’s face it, no matter how positive and level headed we may try to remain, stress is an unavoidable part of life. As moms, we are constantly juggling the various demands of our daily routines. Between work obligations, kids schedules, cooking, cleaning, social lives, community involvement, and anything else you might prioritize, […]