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  1. Rachael

    Agreed, there’s nothing like having a daughter to make you reflect on your own life. I was definitely motivated by mine to take the plunge and go back into science full time. I never really believed I’d get a second chance at it. Deep down I didn’t believe in myself enough. Then I realised I couldn’t look her in the eye and tell her to strive for her dreams if I didn’t believe in myself enough to do the same thing.

  2. What a fabulously determined little girl you have! I loved what you said about finding your roar – it was having children that made me finally find mine. They ignite both that protective urge, and there’s something about seeing their joy in things that makes you want that for yourself and to go out and get it! #bigpinklink

    • Thank you Katy. Although this post is about my daughter it was difficult to differentiate a lot of what I said from just being a parent. In many ways though our daughters are the future of all women so that they are finally accepted universally as equals. Thank you for commenting 🙂

      • Just dropping by again to say thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove! I completely agree, it’s so important that we make steps to ensure that our daughters are on an equal platform to our sons. And I think a lot of that does come from just parenting them in a similar way (albeit making adjustments for their individual personalities, but not making decisions based on gender)

  3. What a great post! We can learn so much from our daughters (and sons). I have rediscovered a playful side that had been hidden away for years. #DreamTeam

  4. Hopefully she’ll keep that confidence and self belief as she grows older. 🙂 I’ve seen that in my own daughter and want her to keep it too. And I want it back for me

  5. As a mum to 2 girls, this is something I feel really strongly about too. I think it’s great that we are raising a generation who believes more in equality than ever before. We really can change the world be instilling values in our kids. #sharingthebloglove

  6. I love how empowered you are raising your daughter to be. My little girl is 5 now and most of her school friends are boys. She has always preferred more rough and tumble type play and adventures and she’s happier in mud than a dress. I love that our little ladies can grow up to be whoever they want to be, and that we can be there to encourage and support those strengths. Thanks for linking up with us for #DreamTeam x

  7. I love this post! Raising 2 daughters myself, that are completely different. I love watching them and letting them follow their own paths. Whilst still being a pair and loving each other fiercely. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  8. Lovely post! I love the idea that she gave you back your “roar.” It’s so easy to let ourselves become subdued as women in this society. Motherhood with a daughter has definitely helped my perspective as well. 🙂

  9. Your daughter sounds amazing. And very like mine – strong-willed, fierce and independent. Our daughters can teach us so much because they are not afraid of anything. I strive to be more like them. Such a fabulous post. Thank you for writing it. Hugs Lucy xxxx #blogcrush

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