As a mother of four young children, the messages we send to our kids – boys and girls alike – is so very important to me. It’s part of what drives me to pursue a passion and work hard to run a business. With every Pennymeade shipment I am showing my kids that mommies can love them fiercely, have a career, have an identity, and still put dinner on the table (okay, well most nights anyway!).
It’s why I, like so many of you, just loved the Always “Like A Girl” commercial that debuted at the Super Bowl. I was immediately reminded of the first time I saw Disney’s “Brave.” It took all my power not to leap out of my seat and yell, “Finally! The princess saves herself and doesn’t need a prince charming!” It was about time!
Here at Pennymeade dressing “Like a Girl’ has never stopped us from having fun “Like a Girl.” We celebrate our girls’ love of frilly and floral and we celebrate sporty and squishy with equal fervor! I never want to see my girls turn down a chance at bat or pass on a great climbing tree no matter what they are wearing… and I want my sons to expect nothing less of any of their female peers. We love to see the active, healthy and happy girls!
At home you’ll often find me sharing books that empower girls. They bring important messages to their developing personalities, help build self-esteem, and they are teaching my two daughters AND two sons to expect great things of themselves regardless of their gender. I am always looking for more great titles like these, so please share your favorites and see mine below.
I hope your daughters and sons will get out there today and read, run, swim, write, fish, throw and smile #LikeaGirl.
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban
I’m Going to Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self Esteem by Jamie Lee Curtis
Big Sister, Little Sister by LeUyen Pham
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
Different Like Coco by Elizabeth Matthews
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes