What’s the Dear Daughters Wisdom Project?

Here’s to strong women. May you know them. May you raise them. May you be them.

— unknown

The Dear Daughters Wisdom Project began both as a legacy for my amazing girls, and as a tribute to my mom–a kind, funny, beautifully wise woman. I’ve been imagining, compiling, and soul scribbling for Dear Daughters all my life…whether I realized it or not. READ the journal entry that started it all.

Dear Daughters,

Someday I’m gonna kick the bucket. Could be tomorrow, could be in 50 years. Regardless, once the bell tolls, I will no longer be physically accessible for life chats.

Sadly, it’s only after I’m dust in the wind, that you’ll FINALLY realize how truly wise I was. And while you’re in the throes of that mind blowing epiphany, you’ll wish with all your hearts that you’d recorded/memorized/imprinted every last bit of my sage advice.

Not to worry. I’m doing it for you now.  Here’s what’s coming down the pipeline.

What You’ll Be Receiving

Musings, favorite quotes, mantras, happiness tips, poems, books, songs, cautionary tales, secret dance moves, inappropriate coping mechanisms, stories, fables, activities,  resiliency tools, axioms, pumper-uppers, commentary, warnings, random but helpful rants, recipes, product recommendations, & more.

All of this impending wisdom will be real, heartfelt stuff delivered with sass, ‘cuz that’s how I roll. Some of it will be gleaned from my individual life experiences, while some of it will be knowledge passed down from my mother, grandmothers, aunts, and other female mentors and heroines.

My hopes for you and The Dear Daughter Wisdom Project

  • That you’ll read each entry at least once.
  • That you’ll treasure it as the gift that keeps on giving.
  • That it will provide comfort, laughter, and a kick-butt life survival kit.
  • That it will serve as a continuous reminder and reinforcement of how much I love you.
  • That it will help you understand yourself.
  • That it will provide an inter-generational connection to your female ancestors.
  • That it will inspire you to follow in my footsteps–to capture, record, and pass on your/our women’s wisdom to the next generation.
  • That it will encourage women all over the world to do the same.

All my Love!

The Mission of the Dear Daughters Wisdom Project

To promote the collecting, recording, & sharing of women’s wisdom with the next generation

Project Values

Connection.

Continuity.

Solidarity.

Empowerment.

Why It’s Important

One day we as mothers, mother-in-laws, stepmothers, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts, mentors, and sage female friends will pass on. And our family knowledge, traditions, secrets, cautionary tales, mantras, best jokes, and–please god, don’t ever do this advice–will pass on with us.

All that wisdom lost.

Unless we take action to collect it, record it, and pass it along.

This is Judy, my mom!

What to Expect

  • Expect a new Dear Daughters Wisdom Project post on a regular basis
  • Expect a variety of topics, tones, prose, formats, & media
  • Expect information on how start your own Dear Daughters Wisdom Project
  • Expect this project to evolve yet stay true to its mission

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