There’s something really sweet about being a girl mom. Oh, all children are special, but little girls are in a category all of their own. Girl moms these days are really lucky, too. Our daughters are growing up in an era where they don’t HAVE to wear dresses or favor the color pink, but they can if they want to. They are encouraged to dream big and are already way more confident than I remember being back when I was a little girl. Mothering girls of this era is a blessing.
One of the things that I love most about being a girl mom is the connection that my daughter and I have. When I laugh with her, or when we have those moments where we seem to be thinking the exact same thing at the exact same time, it makes me awe at the wonder of motherhood. What did I do to deserve this type of joy in my life?
I can’t pretend that being a girl mom is all sunshine and roses all the time, though. When you have a strong-willed miniature version of yourself to contend with, there are bound to be some challenges. That’s when I go to the other girl moms I know for inspiration. Sometimes I just need a reminder that this work, though it is hard, is the best job in the world!
Here are some of my favorite girl moms on Instagram who inspire me. They are intentional about building relationships with their daughters that is built on love, respect, encouragement, and empowerment. Check them out and follow them for inspiration as you raise your own girl! Are you a girl mom on Instagram? Use the hashtag #365daysofdaughter so we can follow you!
Instagram Girl Moms to Follow for Inspiration
Kayla and I traveled so much, just the two of us when she was little 👯 It had been a while since we had taken a girls trip and my heart feels full coming home. Seattle was a good reminder that I need to carve out more one on one time for us. The space needle was windy, and crazy and fun but my favorite moment was just before bed on our second night when she abandoned her kid cot and asked to come sleep with me in the big bed (which she had refused to do the night before) we both sat there propped up on fluffy pillows, reading our individual books and occasionally leaning in for a snuggle💓 Kids this age are funny. Sometimes they seem so big and other times it’s like they’re the little preschooler you once knew just with longer limbs and a bigger vocabulary. More girls trips to come!!!❤️✈️❤️ #3DSKidForADay
The girls and I did some Mommy and Me Monday pictures at @portraitinnovations this week! Getting everybody smiling and liking the same direction is huge. Head to the blog to see the other pictures and link up your #mommyandmemonday picture! . . . #family #fam #mom #sister #sisters #sis #siblings #love #instagood #mother #related #fun #photooftheday #children #kids #life #happy #familytime #cute #smile #fun #kids #kidsofig #kidsofinstagram #ad
Can you believe Halloween is tomorrow already?! I’m set on my cliche pregger costume but the kiddo still hasn’t set her mind on a specific costume, so she’s wearing a different one from her dress up box to each outing. What’s your family going to be for Halloween? 🎃🍂• Oh and I’m late posting this 23 week bump but had to have it up before 24 goes up later this week 😉 • 📸: Sincerely Me Photography #23weeks #momtobe2016 #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #meandmine