50 lessons I want to teach my daughter

I have a daughter.

It’s changed everything. My gorgeous, rough and tumble boys — I love them as hard as they love all things mud, dirt and mortal combat. But raising a girl — I ache to give her a head start in this Pinterest, Photoshopped world.

I won’t get it perfect, but dang if I’m not going to give it a wild and wonderful go.

Editor's note: This piece, by Lisa-Jo Baker, originally appeared on her blog, Tales from a Gypsy Mama. It has been reprinted here with permission. Visit her blog to see the complete list of 100 Things I Want to Teach My Daughter.

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It is okay to be a girl who loves mud, dirt, mortal combat, and wearing your brothers' hand-me-downs. You don't have to be lace and bows to be a girl or for me to love you.

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