This is a sponsored post by Scholastic. This has in no way affected my opinion. This post is my opinion and has been written in my own words.
I have 3 amazing daughters that fill my life full of giggles and glitter. There is nothing in this world I wouldn’t do for them. As a mother to girls, I have realized that there are so many things in this world that I want to protect them from. There are so many pressures on girls: Be the Best. Be the Prettiest. Be the Skinniest. Be the Smartest. Beat the Boys at Everything. And why?! I just want my daughters to BE THEMSELVES. Isn’t that what’s important? Don’t they need to get down in the dirt and Be Curious? Don’t they need to spend time pretending to Be a Princess? I want them to take the time to BE. Be Anything. Be Everything. Be YOU.
My Wish for You is a book written by actress Kathryn Hahn and illustrated by Brigette Barrager. Remember her from Bad Moms? She obviously isn’t living up to the character she played in that movie (haha). This book was inspired from the love she has for her six-year-old daughter and the experiences they’ve had together. Her goal is to touch on the power every little girl has inside herself.
I love this book so much because it reminds us that our daughters are still just girls. They’re little still! They need to play and skip and use their imaginations. They need to feel good about themselves in everything they do. This book is a good reminder as a mother to let them explore the world around them. Let them mess up the hair you spent 20 minutes braiding perfectly. Let them catch the spiders that make you squeamish. Let them have mint chocolate chip ice cream for dinner. Let them Be.
My daughters love My Wish for You. The New York Times best selling illustrator, Brigette Barrager, did such a beautiful job putting a picture to the author’s words. Every page is vibrantly colorful and engaging. My girls have read and re-read this book over and over. I love seeing them bonding over the words on these pages. It’s everything that I want for them: spending time together and reading a book that will empower them to be proud of everything they are, despite what the outside world might be saying.
I highly recommend this book! You will love it. Your daughters will love it. You will love reading it together 🙂