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Photo: Almost everyday I am reminded by how crucial LOVE is when I see my girls. Love – and what comes from it (compassion, kindness, empathy) – is what fuels us and at the same time is the only thing that can maintain us. I hope I can help@my girls bring more LOVE to the world around them. Right now, it’s the simple things that I try to support: planting a tree, picking up litter, caring for a friend, kissing a sibling, fielding a question about what we can do to save the elephants, or what we can do to change the laws around us or make new ones to help reduce the use of fossil fuels. Through helping my children love themselves, others, and the Earth, I too benefit from being immersed in the spirit of LOVE. Forever grateful. #momdiaries #girls #love #raisingchildren #children #motherhood #virtuesofmotherhood
Almost everyday I am reminded by how crucial LOVE is when I see my girls. Love – and what comes from it (compassion, kindness, empathy) – is what fuels us and at the same time is the only thing that can maintain us. I hope I can [email protected] girls bring more LOVE to the world around them. Right now, it’s the simple things that I try to support: planting a tree, picking up litter, caring for a friend, kissing a sibling, fielding a question about what we can do to save the elephants, or what we can do to change the laws around us or make new ones to help reduce the use of fossil fuels. Through helping my children love themselves, others, and the Earth, I too benefit from being immersed in the spirit of LOVE. Forever grateful. #momdiaries #girls #love #raisingchildren #children #motherhood #virtuesofmotherhood
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Photo: Happy 4th of July!! #holidays #lazydaysofsummer #motherhood #family  #moms #girls
Happy 4th of July!! #holidays #lazydaysofsummer #motherhood #family #moms #girls
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Photo: Pool 8am. Physical fitness begets mental fitness, begets living to your fullest potential. To be a champion, you have to make up your mind to improve yourself in all of the key pillars in life- physical strength and health being one of them. Research suggests lack of competition in early childhood and throughout life is one factor that limits the potential and ambition of women and girls. Competition is critical if we are going to close gender gaps. Competition in sports is one effective way to teach girls the importance of process over outcome; respecting others; humility; respecting hard work; leadership; how to handle ego; how to build resilience. I’m a big fan of introducing fitness and sports to my girls at a young age. #gendergaps #psychology #leadership #ambitiongaps #girls #stem #girlswhowin
Pool 8am. Physical fitness begets mental fitness, begets living to your fullest potential. To be a champion, you have to make up your mind to improve yourself in all of the key pillars in life- physical strength and health being one of them. Research suggests lack of competition in early childhood and throughout life is one factor that limits the potential and ambition of women and girls. Competition is critical if we are going to close gender gaps. Competition in sports is one effective way to teach girls the importance of process over outcome; respecting others; humility; respecting hard work; leadership; how to handle ego; how to build resilience. I’m a big fan of introducing fitness and sports to my girls at a young age. #gendergaps #psychology #leadership #ambitiongaps #girls #stem #girlswhowin
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Photo: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others” – Mahatma Gandhi. I appreciate this quote for that powerful truth that I have recently come to cherish and remind myself of almost daily. As a mom, my service is to my children firstly. As a citizen of our country and our world, my service is to enrich my neighbors and society by helping women and girls reach their full human potential. #stem #mothers #momsanddaughters #babies #met #lifeisbeautiful
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others” – Mahatma Gandhi. I appreciate this quote for that powerful truth that I have recently come to cherish and remind myself of almost daily. As a mom, my service is to my children firstly. As a citizen of our country and our world, my service is to enrich my neighbors and society by helping women and girls reach their full human potential. #stem #mothers #momsanddaughters #babies #met #lifeisbeautiful
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Photo: Raising two girls helps me see how strong an influence parenting has on socializing gender stereotypes and self-concept in children- children that will one day become adults, navigating and shaping the future. What I say and do today to my daughters will make a difference in the world tomorrow — do I want my daughters to think that appearance matters more in girls than boys? Do I want my daughters to believe that dinosaurs, competitive sports, and physics are realms reserved mainly for boys? Do I want my daughters to believe that boys can’t like unicorns and girls can’t like Komodo dragons just because that’s what society is suggesting? In order to prevent the perpetuation of #metoo in future generations, parenting decisions today are critical – decisions that constantly question cultural norms. #stem #family #mother #psychology #parenting
Raising two girls helps me see how strong an influence parenting has on socializing gender stereotypes and self-concept in children- children that will one day become adults, navigating and shaping the future. What I say and do today to my daughters will make a difference in the world tomorrow — do I want my daughters to think that appearance matters more in girls than boys? Do I want my daughters to believe that dinosaurs, competitive sports, and physics are realms reserved mainly for boys? Do I want my daughters to believe that boys can’t like unicorns and girls can’t like Komodo dragons just because that’s what society is suggesting? In order to prevent the perpetuation of #metoo in future generations, parenting decisions today are critical – decisions that constantly question cultural norms. #stem #family #mother #psychology #parenting
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Photo: My first concert piece, a simple one, but not bad for taking up piano when baby was  5 months old… about a year ago. #Moms-with-young-kids-goal #neverstopimproving #testyourhumanpotential #enjoythejourney #lovebeinguncomfortable #motherhood #piano #music #musicismedicine #happymothersdaytome!
My first concert piece, a simple one, but not bad for taking up piano when baby was 5 months old… about a year ago. #Moms-with-young-kids-goal #neverstopimproving #testyourhumanpotential #enjoythejourney #lovebeinguncomfortable #motherhood #piano #music #musicismedicine #happymothersdaytome!
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Photo: Some Researchers such as Harvard’s Steven Pinker suggests that boys, naturally, fall in the tail of the distribution (and in the lower tail) regarding intrinsic aptitude. This however is due to socialization. The more we don’t allow girls to push their limits, the more we allow them to be orderly instead of unruly, the more we don’t explicitly tell them they are mathematicians, scientists and great intellectuals, the more we pull them from this tail on the distribution. Let’s allow girls to be rebels, to be different, to be brave, to be champions. This is where it all begins – in what we do and say from the start of a girls life. @melindafrenchgates
Some Researchers such as Harvard’s Steven Pinker suggests that boys, naturally, fall in the tail of the distribution (and in the lower tail) regarding intrinsic aptitude. This however is due to socialization. The more we don’t allow girls to push their limits, the more we allow them to be orderly instead of unruly, the more we don’t explicitly tell them they are mathematicians, scientists and great intellectuals, the more we pull them from this tail on the distribution. Let’s allow girls to be rebels, to be different, to be brave, to be champions. This is where it all begins – in what we do and say from the start of a girls life. @melindafrenchgates
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Photo: Most beautiful day of the year. To be a mother is the greatest gift – an opportunity to experience life’s greatest pleasures; an opportunity to shape the future; an opportunity to serve unconditionally. #mom #virtuesofmotherhood #motherhood #love #family
Most beautiful day of the year. To be a mother is the greatest gift – an opportunity to experience life’s greatest pleasures; an opportunity to shape the future; an opportunity to serve unconditionally. #mom #virtuesofmotherhood #motherhood #love #family
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Photo: “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”. — Eleanor Roosevelt
“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”. — Eleanor Roosevelt
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Photo: We can either let toy and game companies advertise, market, and influence what we buy for our girls, or we make our own rules. My rules are simple: explore what’s interesting, fun, challenging; Link what you do with the real world when you can; allow girls to feel the highs in building, tinkering, and engineering. #momsandaughters #build #mommymakerlab #love #children #girlsandscience #womenandscience #valueofmotherhood #stem
We can either let toy and game companies advertise, market, and influence what we buy for our girls, or we make our own rules. My rules are simple: explore what’s interesting, fun, challenging; Link what you do with the real world when you can; allow girls to feel the highs in building, tinkering, and engineering. #momsandaughters #build #mommymakerlab #love #children #girlsandscience #womenandscience #valueofmotherhood #stem
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