I LOVE this quote from a book called “Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want It Their Way…In Life, In Love, and At Work” by Nell Merlino (the founder of Bring Your Daughters to Work Day):
“In bathrooms, boardrooms, buses, bagel shops, and everywhere else, we all need to imagine a little girl following us around, repeating everything we say and everything we do. Think about all the things you want for yourself and your daughters, granddaughters, and girls everywhere – and teach them by living it yourself.”
This book is due to be released on March 3rd and I’ve just pre-ordered by copy from Amazon.com.
This quote beautifully sums up the Stand Up Mama philosophy of mothering!
It’s a win-win situation – you live YOUR best life and your children get the most inspiring role model possible.
What are your present actions teaching the little girl who is following you around?
I know that I’m going to be making some changes in my life based on my new shadow!