I know most moms may think that they need to focus on earrings and piano classes, and I know that making your children feel safe and happy is important. But, I think it's also important to make sure your children learn how to take care of themselves.
That means that when they grow up, they can act like adults. It also means they if something goes wrong now, they will be able to take care of themselves and each other, now.
I got into a lot of survival type info, material,s groups and websites over the past few weeks. I really like some of the info and the approach that the site Zombie Nuggets takes in regard to gun safety and survival skills.
I want my daughters to know how to handle and not be afraid of firearms, but I want to keep them safe from accidents too. That doesn't mean I want them to lose their feminine sides, I just want them to grow up to be confident capable women.
It's like Isabel Alldene said,"Feminism has never been sexy, but let me assure you that it never stopped me from flirting, and I have seldom suffered from lack of men."
The great thing about this approach is that my daughters don't only grow, but I grow as a person with them.