24 June 2015

Meet Whitney from Work It Mama : I Believe - Girl Mom Edition

Hello!  I'm Whitney and I blog over at Work it Mommy.  

Wife to Brian, mommy to Kinsey and Brielana, fur mom to Stella.  I write about whatever tickles my fancy but mostly about my family, toddler fashion and preschool activities with some other random sprinkled in for fun.  Thank you Courtney for having me today!

A love list to being a Girl Mom.  I Believe:

There is no such thing as No Big Deal.  Everything is A BIG DEAL; see a spider, it's A BIG DEAL.  Watching your favorite show (cartoon, in this case), it's A BIG DEAL.  Having a playdate with a friend, A BIG DEAL. Emotional development at its finest.

In accepting there will be glitter.  Everywhere.

In pink everything.  And occasionally purple.

All little girls are Princesses.  And if you're lucky, you stay one.

Walt Disney got it right.

Raising daughters is my most passionate job.

A hug and a kiss makes everything better.

In fostering a deep sense of self at an early age.  Even if that looks like a strong-willed, stubborn "brat".  The world is only too quick to downplay a girl's assertive qualities when it doesn't conform to days past "meek and subservient views."

Accessorizing is most of the fun.

Playing dress up is an art form.

Singing out loud means being as loud as you can; singing the right words is not mandatory.  Doing the right gestures is extra credit.

A three year old girl is a lot like a 13 year old teenager. Go figure.

"The days are long, but the years are short." Gretchen Rubin

{I love you Kinsey and Brielana}

Make sure to also connect with Whitney here:

Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup
Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup

Courtney is a published author, mom, taco enthusiast, and a Star Wars and Tennessee Volunteers fanatic. She's never met a piece of sushi she didn’t like and enjoys an amazing glass of wine and a great cut of meat. You can read more of her wine-induced, sleep-deprived adventures on The Huffington Post and Scary Mommy.


  1. Glitter everywhere. FOR SURE. Yes to all of it, really.

  2. Everything really is a big deal. I love this. And I love glitter:)

  3. This brought back memories of dressing up in old prom dresses from the 70s and 80s that my parents inevitably ended up with somehow, despite me being an only child. LOL!

  4. Yes…glitter. everywhere! I completely agree with you about fostering deep self of sense. I have a little girl who is "strong willed" but I love how she is not afraid to speak her mind and stand up for herself. I embrace it (to a point, lol).

  5. I laughed at the spider thing because that's actually totally my 5 year old son. :D And YES to the dreaded threenager stage! Ugh!

  6. I have two little girls, too! And one of them is three, and I agree with your statement about the similarity that exists between 3 and 13 :) lol

  7. Haha! Glad you agree Brooke (I don't want to be the only "suffering" through the 'threenager stage' ;)

  8. I'm just now getting over my BIG DEAL with spiders, I don't think those suckers are gender or age exclusive in their creepiness!

  9. Yes, gotta love how free they are in voicing their opinions and concerns; my daughter is definitely brave.

  10. I loved dressing up too! Nothing wrong with having an over-abundance and not having to share ;)

  11. Thank you! I love being a Girl Mom so I'm glad it spoke to other Girl Moms too!