I have a daughter. It’s changed everything.
My little girl is almost 8 weeks old and there are some valuable life lessons I want her to learn from my mistakes.
5 lessons I want to teach my daughter about life.
1. Love her body.
Being a mom I know “how I look at my body” will reflect over to Madison. Michelle and I both used to struggle with body image, but we are both so proud of our bodies now. We are older and wiser I guess. We realize there is more to life than looking like the girls on magazines. I will help Madison find her beauty within and remind her every day she is beautiful and she is loved.
2. Do not “diet”.
I do not want her to make some of the mistakes I have made with falling into the traps of the latest diet or trend. Teach her about food and where it comes from and let her find what foods she likes. Help her find a balance diet that will help her thrive every day.
3. Don’t worry about what other people think of her.
Now that I am older and wiser I have learned what others think does not matter as you cannot please everyone. I will help her learn to face negative people with an open heart and let it go. Or maybe Madison will be teaching me how to do this. Either way I will help Madison to always follow her heart and don’t let naysayers bring her down.
4. Be happy. Be open and kind. Do not judge others.
Michelle and I wake every day and remind ourselves we have the choice to be happy or not. We choose happiness! Saying daily affirmations and doing some meditation (well we need to get back into this routine) helps us stay happy and positive about life. I want Madison to have an open heart towards everyone she meets. The world can be a nasty place but kindness and love is all we need to overcome it. I want her to treat everyone with kindness as everyone has their story.
5. Never stop believing in her dreams.
I am beyond grateful for my parents for always supporting me no matter what crazy thing came out of my mouth. They always encouraged my sisters and me to do what we want and they always were there when we needed them. I plan to do the same for Madison. I believe in her and will stand behind everything she does. I will remind her every day that no dream is too big if she never stops believing.
For all the parents out there, what lessons do you want to teach your children. Leave me a comment!
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