Motherhood isn’t just one job, but many, and those jobs are accomplished in different ways at different times throughout your child’s life. If you have the added pressure of raising girls, it just gets more complicated.
Hindsight is the ability to understand a situation only after it has happened. I have found it especially true when looking back at the season that I raised two daughters while working, traveling, and juggling life. That task was both the most incredible and challenging job of the many I held. Sometimes I pulled it off, other times I didn’t. But, I believed my most important job—no matter what—was that they knew I loved them first and always over everything else in my life.
The idea to write this book came from me reflecting on the years of my girls growing up and listening to other moms experience the same fears and frustrations today that I did back then. A new purpose was formed in my heart to offer moms some insight on how to master all of the jobs that are a part of raising girls in this crazy world. In this book I unpack 13 different jobs as I break down the role of “mom”, but don’t worry, you won’t do them all all the time, or all at the same time.
If you follow The Grit and Grace Project, you know that we believe a woman’s beauty is found in her strength. I also know that strength begins at a very early age. As mothers, we have the opportunity to instill in our daughters the knowledge that this quality is within them. It’s my goal to help mothers know how to do that in this book, Raising Great Girls.
I have not written the guide to raise a perfect daughter. Neither am I offering a no-fail blueprint to becoming a perfect mom. Perfect mothers and daughters don’t exist, and that’s ok because the goal is to raise some pretty great ones. I believe every woman can be the great mom who will raise a girl of whom she will be proud.
I hope I encourage you. When you invest in your daughter and she becomes a confident and capable girl, even when she steps into worlds she shouldn’t, she will find her way back. She will have what she needs within her to take the strength you’ve nurtured and master this thing called life. Mom, you are fully capable of being the best mom for your girl.
If you’re curious as to how my daughters feel, they “told all” in episode 054 of This Grit and Grace Life podcast. Julie interviewed Loren, Chelsea and myself as we took a look back at my busy years of raising them. Click here to listen: How Can You Raise Great Girls? Darlene’s Daughters Tell All – 054
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