Smart & Sweet

Mean mommas oftentimes create mini-me versions of themselves. I don’t know how else to say it.

Empowering other women is a huge topic lately – as it should be. However, if we are truly here to empower other women then we need to model that behavior for our daughters – in public and in privacy.

It starts at home, y’all.

In retrospect, what’s done in the privacy of your own home – isn’t really private. After all, Alexa is listening to our every word.

This is actually where the rubber meets the road. It’s where the real us can really be us.

And who do we really want to be when no one else is watching but our daughter?

I want to be a strong, Jesus-loving, Bible-toting, verse-slanging, Holy Ghost filled woman that exudes love and grace in everything she says and does. That’s a tough feat – I know. But if we are gonna have goals shouldn’t that be the one to have?

▪️Strong mommas hold their tongues.

▪️Strong mommas often keep their opinion to themselves – because that’s what it is – an opinion.

▪️Strong mommas pay the compliment.

▪️Strong mommas don’t have any room for jealousy because they are filled with Jesus.

▪️Strong mommas lift other women up.

▪️Strong mommas don’t spew ugly.

▪️Strong mommas point their babies toward Jesus.

I want to raise a young lady that fights for justice and loves like Jesus. A girl that’s strong and sweet. A girl that’s brave and benevolent.

So when the door is shut and the blinds are closed and it’s just my little family – I’ll be trying my best to do just that. Lifting others up and leading my little family to Jesus. It’s my greatest calling. It’s my greatest goal.

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

Because We Can

That mean girl mentality needs to be squashed.

And mommas – it starts with us.

What do our daughters hear us say about other women – even in the privacy of our own home? What type of words are we using? They understand them.

Be careful, momma.

When another woman walks into the room what vibe do we give off? Our daughter feels it.

Texting another woman about another woman across the room – our daughters see that, and they absolutely “get” it.

When we are on the phone with our best friend what words are we using? They hear them.

And that social media mean girl is a whole other type of monster.

What are we typing? What are we reposting? They see it. They read it.

We are their first role model. That’s a lot of pressure, and it should be.

Let’s strive to be better for them.

Let’s break out of the mold for them.

Let’s celebrate others for them.

Let’s love with our whole hearts – for them.

Let’s raise up a generation of young women that encourage and empower other young women because we can. Because they can.

“The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.” Proverbs 17:27