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Mantras for Daughters, Style Advice for Life

Mantras for Daughters #4

Erin and Caitlin and Mantras for Daughters #4

Welcome to Mantras for Daughters!

I heard Roseanne Cash interviewed a few days ago on Michael Krasny’s radio show, Forum, on KQED. She talked about the list of 100 essential songs her father, Johnny Cash, gave her.

What an incredible gift to give your daughter!

I’ve been thinking about it every since. What gift could I give my daughters that was essential, personal, and might last longer than a news cycle?

This morning it came to me: Mantras for Daughters, Style Advice for Life.

It was Office Tuesday. My youngest daughter, Caitlin, works with me here in my Sonoma home office on Tuesdays. She’s my administrative assistant. I shared the idea with her as soon as she walked in the door. Our to-do list got pushed aside and we worked together instead to create a series of Mantras for Daughters images.

If you read the caption, you’ll see this one is #4. There isn’t a #1, #2, or #3 and there won’t be. I don’t know why I can’t start at the beginning. I asked Caitlin what her number was on her basketball jersey when she played in high school. Her answer? #4. Erin, her big sister, also played basketball and her jersey number was 15. So we’ll start with four and go from there.

I have one precious mother and two precious daughters. I’ve learned a lot from Mom. Maybe my daughters would say they’ve learned a thing or two from me. Not sure, but I can leave them some mantras in case they ever want to check back.

I’ll keep posting ones we make. And in the meantime, I invite you to send me pictures of you and your mom or you and your daughters. I’d love more pictures to play with while sharing style advice for life. Just email your picture, best quality you have, with “mantras for daughters” in the subject line to bkinsel@brendakinsel.com. Tell me a little bit about the people in the picture too, okay?



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  • Reply
    June 2, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Love this! I’ve been doing something similar with my blog and find it ver effective… but a bit time consuming. I will be happy to share what you are doing on my page. Keep em coming!

    • Reply
      Brenda Kinsel
      August 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Just checked it out! It’s fun, isn’t it? You’re right, time consuming. Love the soap suds image with the sponge and your analogy was right on!

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