101 Things to Teach my Daughter

101 Things to Teach my Daughter

My daughter is 11 weeks old.

She is… truly, such a light in my life.

When I look at her, I still have to pinch myself. She is my perfect little baby girl and I just want to hug and kiss her ALL DAY LONG.

Recently a friend of mine asked me what kinds of things I’m excited to “teach” her. Of course… I’m excited to teach her everything when it comes to fashion and beauty, but there are tons of other things I can’t wait to teach her, too.

Here are 101 Things to Teach my Daughter…

A broken heart is something you will get over (and someday tell your own daughter about)
Every girl needs a pair of jeans that fits like a glove
Keep a diary
Never lose touch with your siblings
Find that best girlfriend you can share anything with
Try bangs (at least) once in your life
If you’re going to ever get a tattoo, make sure it’s something you can live with (and feel like explaining the meaning to) when you’re 100 years old!
Always be open to love and the magic it brings into your life
Believe in happily ever afters
Try false eyelashes
Never be afraid to ask for help when you need it
Always be Daddy’s Girl
Splurge on shoes and accessories
Every New Year’s Eve, don’t make resolutions – make a list of goals for the year
Always remember the exact time you were born (you never know when that information may come in handy, believe me)
Believe in guardian angels
Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something
Workout and eat healthy
Never be afraid to bring a guy home to meet us… believe me, we’ll let you know what we think 😉
Pick up when I call you
Dream bigger than big. Always.
Always make sure you’re giving back – someway, somehow
Don’t be a confrontational type person
You can do anything you put your heart and mind and soul into
Have passion
Never be too cool to give me a hug in front of your friends. The ones that make fun of you, believe me, they’re the ones that wish they had it
Visit all 50 states
Know how to make scrambled eggs, pasta and grilled cheese
Always make eye contact when you’re talking to someone
Learn how to swim
Learn how to ski
Learn how to play golf
On a 1st date, always have an exit strategy (you know, just in case)
Seize every opportunity
Travel the world
Always stay in touch with your grandparents
Read. Read. And READ some more.
Become a mother someday.
Always need a black pencil skirt hanging in your closet
Cherish the ordinary moments in life
Let your kids see you be in love with their father
Pierce your ears (if I haven’t already with you)
Live in NYC (at least once – even though I’ll be a nervous wreck)
Know the story behind your name – it’s the first gift your parents ever give you
Plant a garden (your dad will love it)
Manicures and pedicures are the perfect way to pamper yourself
Remember – the “cool” girls in high school aren’t always the “cool” girls years later
Don’t drink till you’re 21!
As you get older, you do become more wiser and things definitely don’t bother you as much
Marry the man you can’t live without – you’ll know what I mean when you meet him
Be careful what you share online
Live out loud
Don’t be afraid to do any public speaking
Treat everyone with the same respect and kindness
Own something from Louis Vuitton
We look better blonde 😉
Always add some color into your wardrobe
Own aviators… period. Best sunglasses ever.
Understand the game of football.
Work hard. Always.
Take a vacation to recharge.
You’ve got 4 older brothers, nobody will ever mess with you.
Always take your makeup off before bed
There are some people you just won’t jive with… and that’s OK
Don’t worry about trends, they do come and go
Drive safely
Inspire someone
Create a family tree
A scarf is always a safe bet when it comes to accessories
Always celebrate your birthday
Always believe in the magic of Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy
If you aren’t happy, do something about it
Always remember how much you were wanted
Try and get a good night’s sleep as much as you can
Create masterpieces with whatever it is you choose to do with your life
Enjoy and embrace a sunny day
Dance in the rain
Always hug and kiss your parents
Believe in something bigger than you
Pray and know the power of it
Cherish old photographs and videos
Make snow angels in the snow
Bronzer goes a long way
And so does mascara
Take care of your feet
With your blue eyes, wear blue
Fresh flowers make you happy
Know how to braid
Find a hairstylist you trust
Always wear your seat belt
Never judge a book by its cover
Learn to love broccoli
Always have (at least) $5 on you
Know how to pump gas
Send cards in the mail to people you love (not just emails)
Learn a 2nd language
Always keep in touch with teachers who helped shape your life
Always make wishes on fallen eyelashes
Always make a wish on a full moon

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 9.20.13
    Becky said:

    I love this…and I think it’s advice we can all use! xo

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