It’s official GirlMoguls – March is National Women’s History Month, and while we think every month should celebrate women and all the cool things they do, well this our special month. Even President Obama got in on the action praising the nation’s “daring, indomitable” women who made the US great. President Obama praised his Secretary of State, and one-time rival, Hilary Clinton, saying she, “throughout her career, has put millions of cracks in America’s glass ceiling,”
Wondering what the glass ceiling is? We were too, so we looked it up – here’s the official definition – “It is believed to be an unofficial, invisible barrier that prevents women from advancing in businesses.” And what this means is that women and for some reasons – some people think its discrimination, other people think its because women don’t want to work as hard as it takes to get to the top…
Well we think that’s not a good reason, but when you look around, it’s true, you don’t see a lot of women running big companies, or being president or whatever…So maybe there is something to it.
Anyway, we also liked the fact that the First Lady, Michelle Obama got some props from her husband – he said she was the kind of woman, like many others, who have looked across the dinner table and thought, “I’m smarter than that guy.”
So girls – we may not be women yet, but be strong and be proud…and all month long we’ll be doing more to celebrate National Women’s History Month.
Hey Girl Moguls! It’s Poppy here, and with Earth Day coming up this month, I just wanted to share something cool with you about what Michelle Obama and the Obama girls are doing to go Green! Michelle Obama started the first White House “kitchen garden” since Eleanor Roosevelt and planted a bunch of healthy vegetables in it like lettuce, spinach, broccoli, onions, carrots and peas. This garden will grow food for the entire Obama family and everyone—Michelle, Sasha, Malia and even President Obama—will all help to care for it. Starting a garden is such a great thing to do; not only does it save money on food shopping, but it can be really relaxing to work on and is a great encouragement to eat healthy!
As most of you know, I grew up on a farm so I know a lot about gardening and taking care of plants. If you’re interested in starting your own garden, you don’t always have to start big—you can find a small plot of land in your backyard to begin or, if it’s too cold outside, start growing your plants indoors in plant pots! Wherever you start growing your plants, make sure it’s in a spot with lots of sunshine. There are two different ways you can start your garden: you can either grow them from seeds or from small plants called seedlings. Figure out what kind of vegetables you want to grow and what grows well in your area. Don’t be discouraged if your vegetables don’t grow right away—it takes time! Gardening and farming both require being really patient, so relax and let your plants enjoy the sun!
P.S. Even if you don’t want to grow your own vegetable garden, you can encourage your family to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables. In addition to being fresher and tastier, buying locally grown food helps the environment since food doesn’t have to travel far and waste gas to get to you!
I don’t usually stay up to watch party conventions – after all the end is a given, the commentary is tries to hard, and sometimes watching people give speeches in fronts of hundred of thousands of people can be downright painful – oops – a gaffe here, a stumble there. But I decided to turn into Michelle Obama’s speech – since, after all, she is growing on me.
She hit the right themes – a higher power, the American Dream, hard work, sacrifice, the ability to pull oneself up by one’s bootstraps. All in all, a pretty impressive speech – made all the more so by her poise, confidence, and her show of emotion speaking about the birth of her daughters. As she said,”He’s the same man who drove me and our new baby daughter home from the hospital 10 years ago this summer, inching along at a snail’s pace, peering anxiously at us in the rearview mirror, feeling the whole weight of her future in his hands.”
And after all – isn’t that how all of us, mothers & fathers feel?
Check out this article on Micheel Obama from the Associated Press. Which ever way you may be leaning politically, whatever you think a role of a First Lady should be, let’s just take a moment and applaud Michelle Obama for being…her. As the article says” There’s not a parent on planet Earth who wouldn’t want a daughter like this,” said Edythe Friley, 61, a retired teacher from Detroit …”
She is a role model to all girls out there – having risen from poverty through hard work and education, to achieve a meaningful career, to raise a family and achieve a realistic level of finacial success and stability. Go Ms. Obama…and no matter what happens, keep on inspiring all those other GirlMoguls out there.
Think the Obama girls would like a Future Leader of the Free World t-shirt? GirlMogul will be happy to send them ones…pass the word along.