Jessica Lahey The Gift of Failure

Do you catch yourself hovering over your children to ensure their success? Are you worried you’re not giving them enough room to fail and learn from their mistakes? In this episode of the Girls that Create podcast on Word of Mom Radio, host Erin Prather Stafford welcomes back author Jessica Lahey for a chat about …

Pocket Teaches Kids Financial Skills

Welcome to our series that celebrates the power of creativity and financial literacy in girls. Through insightful articles, we explore the importance of teaching girls financial skills, empowering them to make informed decisions, pursue their passions, and build a secure future. Join us as we delve into the intersection of creativity and finance so you …

Sacred Feminine Wisdom Can Heal Parents' Stressed-out Lives

Andrea Menard is the author of Seeds from the Sacred Feminine: A 52-Card Wisdom Deck with Handbook. She is an accomplished Métis singer, storyteller, speaker, and the founder of the Sacred Feminine Learning Lodge. Menard contributed the following guest post. You can listen to our interview with her on the Girls That Create podcast.  A …

What Does ‘Good Enough Parenting’ Look Like

There is a huge amount of pressure on parents today – from feeding babies the “best organic purees” to making sure older children get all the developmental opportunities they could possibly need, while of course documenting the whole thing on Instagram. There is also no shortage of advice about how to go about this. Just …

teen girls and social media

Experts say the relationship between social media, self comparison, body image and self harm mean that there’s no singular culprit in the youth mental health crisis. In May, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued a new advisory on the effects social media usage can have on teen mental health, specifically calling attention to the way it …

Five Ideas to Help Reclaim Rest

Does the thought of non-stop guests, endless social gatherings and too-full days make you want to grab a blanket and head to the nearest cave? You’re not alone! That’s why life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau shared the following guest post with Girls That Create on five ideas to help reclaim rest. This year …

teaching daughters to be strong

Teaching daughters to be strong is one of the most critical things a parent or caregiver can do for their child. The task can feel daunting, but there are many ways to nurture a girl’s strengths to help her have a fulfilling adulthood. Below we explore different actions those raising girls (or any child) can …

helping kids let go of old toys and stuff

In any household with children there is an inevitable accumulation of possessions. Birthdays, Christmas, the celebration events like sporting victories and random impulse buys bring in a stream of toys, clothes and other stuff. But getting rid of these possessions is another story. While some children can be convinced to send their old toys to …

Fostering Creativity in Kids Through Travel and Adventure

As parents, it’s no secret we want our kiddos to think outside the box and imagine new possibilities. While there are many ways to stimulate creativity, one powerful approach is travel and adventure. Routine often dampens creativity because kids, like adults, become accustomed to familiar surroundings and patterns. By breaking free from the ordinary, we …

Feeling Out of Sorts? Start With Self-Compassion

We all have days when the harshest critic of our choices is ourselves. That’s why we need to model self-compassion for our girls as parents and caregivers. As life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau wisely points out in this article, instilling in your children the value of being kind to themselves can help them …