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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Things I'd Tell My Daughter

Although I don't have a daughter, or any children or do I plan on having any soon. With Mother's Day tomorrow I thought I would share a list of things which I have seen floating about pinterest, which I have then adapted and added things to. It's one of those things which I just read and thought 'yes' and decided to share it with you all, some food for thought.

Chocolate is only a temporary fix.
A properly fitting bra is a not a luxury. It is a necessity.
Your happiness is your happiness and yours alone.
How to wear red lipstick, and wear it well.
A boyfriend does not validate your existence.
Eat the extra slice of pizza.
Wear what makes you feel gracefully at ease.
Love the world unconditionally.
Seek beauty in all things.
Buy your friends dinner when you can.
Wear sunscreen like its your second job.
Try with all your might to keep in contact with far away friends.
Make the world feel at ease around you.
Walk with your head up.
Order a cheeseburger on your first date if you want to.
Never, ever bite your nails.
Learn from your mistakes that night.
Dental hygiene is not a multiple choice.
Your GPA is not a confession of your character.
There is strength in breaking down.
You don't have to like yoga.
Pick a tea.
Take care of your feet.
Pick a perfume.
Even if your tall, wear heels anyway.
Classy is a relative term.
Drink whiskey if you like whiskey.
Drink wine if you like wine.
Like what you like.
Offer no explanation.
You are no less of a women when you're in sweats and gym shoes than a women in stilettos and a pencil skirt.
A women is a women is a women.
Love your fellow women with your heart and sole.
Cry, uninhibited with your friends.
Laugh until your can't breathe with your friends.
Tell me everything.
Exercise to be strong and healthy, a beautiful soul needs a sturdy vessel.
There is no shame in hoping for love.
My cooking is the best cooking.
Do not take sex lightly.
The world spins on the principle of inherent tragedy.
Do not be blind to it.
Men are effectively idiots until the age of 26.
Carbs are not the enemy.
Involve yourself in an organised activity of your choice.
Listen to classical music occasionally.
Take hot baths.
Do not use bath salts.
You are more than capable.
I promise.
Don't smile if you don't mean it.
Mean your anger, mean your sadness, mean your pain.
I am always, always listening.
Come home smelly, tired and with a good story.
You story isn't really yours.
You are a compilation of others' stories.
Well fitting and modest is always sexier than too small and tight.
Who cares if glitter isn't tasteful?
Its too much eyeliner if you have to ask.
Learn to bake for when you're sad and I'm not there.
Wash your face twice a day.
Be gentle with your skin.
Science is really cool.
There is no substitute for fresh air.
Carry your weight.
Make up for it later if you can't.
The salad is not better than pasta and it will never be.
Your're fooling no one.
Find at least three green vegetables that you can tolerate.
A smoothie is not a meal.
Expect the best from everyone.
People will let you down.
Bask in the sun.
There is a certain type of man you need to avoid at all costs.
You know it when you meet him.
What other people say is right doesn't always feel right.
What feels right is where your happiness is.
Give thoughtful gifts.
Form an opinion.
Stick to it.
Exfoliation in moderation.
Argue with people when you need to.
If its worth fighting for, fight fiercely.
Don't fight for acceptance.
You shouldn't have to.
Take pictures, but not too many.
Have fun, live life to the full and always say yes to new opportunities.


  1. Awww this list was too cute. Believe a lot of the tips will definitely be needed when you have a little girl. Lovely sweet post x

  2. I love this post, I would give the same tips!

    Parie x

  3. This is such a lovely post

  4. I'm definetly going to take this "advice" as well. I'm sure you'll be a great mother Ottilie :)

    xx Cecil //

  5. Great post - I'd give most, if not all of these tips! Totally agree on the eat a cheeseburger on a first date idea ;)


  6. This is such a great idea for a post.. I love it. And I agree with many off them x

  7. I love this list! Brilliant idea for a post too. And most of these are things I'd tell my daughter too. x x

  8. This is such an amazing post! I wouldn't have done better myself! I absolutely loved and some of these things couldn't be more true! :)

  9. I love the concept behind this post - I really want to be a mother in a few years' time, and one of my main goals would be to teach my daughter (if I had one) to respect herself and be herself - all of the above things are so important!

    Steph -


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