Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Positive affirmations for my daughters

Following on from this post about the campaign by Dove, #BeautyLegacy, I want to share the following thoughts:

To create good body images for my daughters, the way they think about themselves - I must set an example.  Although I am quite comfortable in my own skin, I am forever in pursuit of losing a couple of kg's - I will need to consciously and actively ensure my daughters don't hear me complain about this!  I want to send out a message of self-acceptance, not disappointment.

I created a #BeautyLegacy board on Pinterest where I can keep any specific positive thoughts, affirmations and inspiration to pass on to my two girls.  I especially liked these two:

Some things I am going to do to ensure I leave a #BeautyLegacy that will build my daughters self-esteem, self-respect and self-confidence:

  • Tell them every day, that they are beautiful, just the way they are
  • I will set an example to them, by looking after myself: treat my hair, my face, my body with nourishing treatments.
  • Smile often, and tell them how wonderful it is to see smiling faces
  • Compliment them often - on achievements, on ideas, on their choices.
  • Tell them how magazines photoshop the models - they only appear perfect
  • Celebrate being girls, by enjoying regular tea parties, doing our nails together, having candlelit bubble baths together.
  • I want to show them how we look for the good and positive in all situations
  • Do my best to ensure their happiness - but also teach them how to create their own happiness

My sunshine girls, Mia Mooi and Ella Bella, I am such a lucky mommy, to have you two in my life, what an honour and blessing.  I am so proud of you, and I love you to the moon and back.  I love everything about you, from the top of your head all the way down to your tippy toes.  You girls are so, so wonderful.



  1. Mia and Ella is lucky to have you as their mommy!

  2. I love your board and how you are doing this. I am also actively trying to encourage a positive image

    1. Aw thanks so much for having a squiz, appreciate it!


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