Having three young daughters is a huge blessing- and a huge responsibility!
I am constantly worrying about their happiness and their safety and their well-being. But that is life of a parent, right?
This post was sponsored by Rebel Girls as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
My two oldest daughters are in school all day and once I kiss them good-bye in the morning I really don’t have control over how their day goes.
I can do all that I can to prepare them for anything that might come their way- but ultimately- I have to let them experience the highs and lows of childhood all on their own.
While I can’t be with them at school, and I can’t be by their side to ensure they are always happy and making good choices- I can do things at home to help them feel secure and confidant to hopefully help them as they go out on their own each day.
Something that is important to me as a mother is helping my children recognize their self worth.
Since I have girls I start with making sure they know how important they are and that the sky is the limit!
I want them to have dreams and to know they can achieve them.
Because our day is so rushed from morning until night- I have found that incorporating some traditions into our bedtime routine is one of the best times of the day to sit down, relax, and capture precious moments together.
After everyone has showered, gotten into their pajamas and brushed their teeth we gather together as a family.
Sometimes we sing songs, we say a family prayer, we talk about our day.
We talk about the highs and lows.
Our children feel safe talking to us about how their day went because we make sure to let them know that we are always there for them. And they can tell us anything.
They know we won’t judge them- but we have honest communication about things, too.
Recently we began reading an amazing book that is helping us in our quest as parents to instill empowerment and positivity into their life.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a book every family needs- for girls and boys!
It is a book filled with true stories about inspiring and real women and makes goodnight stories a lesson in empowerment.
My girls have loved learning about J.K. Rowling, Oprah and Nefertiti- just to name a few!
We read one story together at night and then we talk about it.
It gives the girls a chance to ask questions, discuss and learn something new.
I have even enjoyed learning new things about women I had never heard about before.
There is one page dedicated to each women it is highlighting- making it the perfect length for a “bedtime” story!
I’ve found that it helps them calm down at night and go to bed a little happier, too.
I would recommend this book to all my mom friends whether they have sons or daughters- or both! It’s like a mini history lesson right in the comfort of your own home, in your robe (like me) and on your couch.
You can purchase your own copy of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by clicking here.