After numerous emails and requests for a frameable print of my popular blog posts: 25 Things I want My Daughter to Know and 25 Things I want My Son to Know – I’ve finally created them! I am so excited! With the help of dRE from Solid Art Collective on Etsy, I have taken the words and a few images from both lists and put them on an 8.5″x11″ print and an 11″x14″ print to be framed, hung, or given as a gift. The prints are simple, classy, and neatly done. Details and pictures below.
Print details of Daughter List:
- Enjoy the INNOCENCE of your childhood. GROW SLOWLY.
- SMART is the new cool.
- “Diamonds are NOT a girl’s best friend.” FRIENDS are invaluable.
- Go for it, get DIRTY! It’s good for you.
- Beat the boys at their own games. Bust out your Light Saber!
- Be Spiritual.
- See the World. Open your Heart and Mind.
- A Strong Handshake leaves a lasting impression. It represents self-confidence and ambition.
- Choose your Role Models carefully.
- Read something everyday.
- LESS is more when it comes to putting on MAKE-UP.
- Shorter does NOT always equal better in the world of FASHION.
- NEVER allow yourself to become someone’s PROPERTY.
- Be CONFIDENT going against the grain.
- Fearlessly pursue your BIGGEST dreams.
- Try to make the RIGHT choices, not the easiest ones. Have the COURAGE to lead, not follow.
- Don’t let Pop Culture define you.
- Accept yourself for who you are. It’s what makes you B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.
- Mainstream your HEALTH. Lay a strong foundation for continued WELLNESS.
- A positive self-image assures Power, Strength, Ability, and Value.
- Be a Sister, a Protector, a Friend
- LOVE with all your ♥.
- Never be afraid to LAUGH at yourself.
- Wherever you are in life, you can come home. I will be here – ALWAYS.
- I LOVE YOU to the MOON and back.
- When I look at you I see my ♥.
- It’s okay to let go of your penis. It’s not going ANYWHERE.
- I will be happy to buy you a Pink ball, a Pink balloon or a Pink toothbrush if you so choose.
- Your nose is NOT an appropriate place for the following items: crayons, beads, marbles, cheerios, pasta, peas, carrots, french fries, legos, q-tips, or your finger. Period.
- Play. Draw. Paint. Create.
- RESPECT others and their possessions.
- Take your time summoning your inner genius.
- Explore the outdoors. Play. Ride. Skip. Hop. Jump. Climb. NOW.
- ACCEPT others for who they are. Power lies in FRIENDSHIP.
- Always keep moving FORWARD. Go. Go. Go. kid.
- To me – you really are SUPERMAN.
- LOVE letters are legacies. Ask your father to teach you, he’s a pro.
- It’s okay to CRY.
- Always be PROUD of who YOU are. Everything else will fall into place.
- Stay TRUE to yourself.
- Learn how to properly put on pants. One leg in, then the other, pull’em up at least to your hips, zip, button, buckle. Done.
- THINK before you SPEAK.
- Be an apprentice. You must acquire some skill at performing HOUSEWORK.
- Find your PASSION. Keep looking and searching. NEVER STOP.
- You will be my son FOREVER.
- Love your Mother EARTH. Now go hug a tree.
- Be a BROTHER. Be a PROTECTOR. Be a FRIEND.
- Take the Road Less Traveled. Try to make the RIGHT choices, not the easiest ones. Have the COURAGE to lead, not follow. DREAM BIGGER than most others think is possible.
- Wherever you are in life, you can come HOME. I will be here – ALWAYS.
- I LOVE YOU to the MOON and back.
They look fantastic, right? Yay!
Now onto the giveaway:
I am giving away FOUR 11″x14″ prints. That means FOUR lucky winners! Two daughter and two son prints. All you have to do is comment below and let me know what list you want, what your favorite line is, and what color (daughter: PINK, PURPLE, SILVER) (son: BLUE, GREEN, MAROON) you would prefer. This giveaway ends on Saturday May 19, 2012 at midnight (EST).
These are professional quality unframed prints. The prints come on medium weight ultra-bright card stock and are printed using a professional printer and ultrachrome pigment inks. The prints you will receive are bright and clear and will not have the watermark. All images are copyright to Mommy OM.
Contestants must have a USA shipping address to be eligible for entry. FOUR lucky winners will be notified by email so make sure you use your correct email address. Winners will be chosen using random.org.
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Love these! I’d love one for my son… My favorite line is: Wherever you are in life, you can come home. I will be here – always.
Color – Blue
#16 – silver
#11 – maroon
I would love to have 25 Things I want my (son) to know, Line 24, in Maroon. Lisa
Fantastic words for our children! I’d love to give one to my daughter! Each line reinforces what I have been telling my daughter from the time she was very little. But I actually have two favorite lines. They are: “NEVER allow yourself to become someone’s PROPERTY.” and “Wherever you are in life, you can come home. I will be here – ALWAYS.” (would like a silver one)
What a great idea! Thanks for creating them! I would appreciate the 25 Things I want my son to know. My favorite line is: It’s okay to let go of your penis. It’s not going ANYWHERE. I laugh every time I read it and think of my 5 year old son. I have stopped asking him if he needs to go potty…I now know his propensity for ‘touching down there’ has nothing to do with the potty anymore!
Oops…I forgot to say the color…Blue would be the best for us! Thanks again!
I LOVE both lists & am having a hard time choosing! Since I have to 😉 I would love the Daughter print in pink. My fave line in both is #24-Wherever you are in life, you can come home. I will be here – ALWAYS.
I have 4 girls and want them to remember these! 25 things I want my daughter to know – line #20 – in the silver color. Thanks so much mommy OM!
I would love the boys list in blue for my son and two twin boys on the way! My favorite line “when I look at you I see my <3." I think that every time I look at my little man ❤
Love the daughters one in purple. Favorite line: See the world. Open your heart and mind.
I would love the 25 Things I Want My Son To Know in Blue! My favorite line is “It’s okay to let go of your penis, it’s not going anywhere.” I laughed so hard when I read this because I grew up in a house of all girls no dad or brothers and now I have a husband and two sons. Needless to say life is very different but I LOVE it!!! These look wonderful!
These are beautiful! I’d love one for my daughter! Thanks!
For my son. Favorite line is Take your time summoning your inner genius. Blue
These are amazing! I would love a pink one for my baby girl! My favorite line is the first one…enjoy the innocense of your childhood. It goes by so quickly, I just want her to enjoy it while she can!
These are beautiful, would live to win one.
Purple for girl.
I love line 22 on the boys list that says be a brother. Be a protector. Be a friend. I would love to win it in blue. My sons would love to hang it on their wall to read.
These are wonderful. I would choose a blue “25 Things I Want My Son to Know.” I have 2 boys ages 10 & 7 and the line that speaks to me most right now is: Be a BROTHER, Be a FRIEND, Be a PROTECTOR. Hopefully someday they will understand this 🙂
So fantastic! My favorite line is the last– I love you to the moon and back. That is something we tell all the kids, last thing, at bedtime . I think I would like the boy list in blue.
LOVE these for my girls, Lisa. I would like to buy them if I could??? I would love one in pink and one in green for my nephews! Let me know, okay???!!!! Great job girly!!!
Great color selections Kristen! I must say these look even more amazing all framed up and on the wall! I am in love with how they turned out! I should have had you do the pics since my camera doesn’t do them justice! You can visit my etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MommyOMShop Thanks, Lisa
Love these, true words to live by. I would love to hang a blue one in my sons’ room.
Favorite line: “Take the Road Less Traveled. Try to make the RIGHT choices, not the easiest ones. Have the COURAGE to lead, not follow. DREAM BIGGER than most others think is possible.”
I Love all of them, esp number 19 and 20 under sons list. #19 is so true, to follow his passion and to never stop. It truely is important for our sons to know this, and that they can do anything. and 20 because well, he is and always will be my son.
And I’d like it in Blue 🙂
I would choose the pink one. My favorite line on it is # 3 -“Diamonds are NOT a girl’s best friend.” FRIENDS are invaluable”…. I want my daughter to know that material things are not what matters most in life. 🙂
blue for boy is my fav color and I adoooooooore the line.THINK before you SPEAK.
They look great!!! I would love to win one of these for my son in green. #23 has been my favorite since the first time I read it on your blog. And your shop looks great!
I would love the one for son’s! In the Blue. It just looks amazing and I would definitely go buy the white frame to go with it 🙂
My favorite line is: It’s okay to let go of your penis. It’s not going ANYWHERE.
I live in a house with four guys! That definitely needs posted LOL
I would choose the blue on for my sons. I found this list on Pinterest and this is how I came to follow your blog. It made me cry. I love the second line because moms of sons know that they discover this body part EARLY! Too funny! I also love the line about being Proud of who you are. So true. Thanks!
I love the blue son print. My favorite line is “To me you are superman”.. my son has changed my life and my world in the best possible way. I cant imagine what I did without him for so long!!
Love these! I would love to have a silver one for my daughter!
My sons favorite color is green. It would be perfect to hang between the rooms. Thank you for making this!!
This is beautiful. I would love to have this for her room!!!!!!!
I love #13 and #20 for a girl and purple
I am so happy you did this. I have loved these from day one. Fingers crossed
I would love the blue son one and my favorite line is : 23. Take the Road Less Traveled. Try to make the RIGHT choices, not the easiest ones. Have the COURAGE to lead, not follow. DREAM BIGGER than most others think is possible
I would love the blue one for my son. My favorite line is BY FAR “Wherever you are in life, you can come HOME. I will be here – ALWAYS.”
I adore these sayings!!! I would LOVE one for my son in the color blue 🙂 Its so hard to choose just one line, but my favorite is when I look at you, I see my heart! Its absolutely true and I couldnt describe looking at my son any differently.
Pink! Simply beautiful….well said
Pick me pick me 🙂
I would love to have purple or silver for a girl
i love all of them but if i have to pick then #20
I would realy love to have this for her room. So she can read it as she gets older
For my son….blue…favorite line is #20! Love it!
I have three girls and I would love for them to have the Daughter List. One of my favorite lines is #16.Try to make the RIGHT choices, not the easiest ones. Have the COURAGE to lead, not follow.
I think my girls would like the color purple the best.
Thanks for the chance to win one of these!
I just love the silver Daughter list. My favorite line is all about what a strong handshake means. My father taught me that invaluable skill as a teenager. I still utilize that grip to this day to make a strong first impression. Thank you for the effort that you put forth on this list and in sharing your thoughts.
Love you to the moon and back. Girls Pink 😀 These are so adorable great idea!!!
LOVE these! I like the line “Be CONFIDENT going against the grain.” Its hard to choose but I would love one in pink for my daughters room! Thank you for doing this contest, my fingers are crossed 🙂
My favorite line is #20!!!! If my daughter goes away with nothing else, I feel this would be SO important!! We love pink…..please?
I would like either… in any of the colour choices. I have a son and two daughters, and will purchase the one I don’t win (if I’m a lucky winner!). I love the entire lot, but especially feel close to: 24.Wherever you are in life, you can come HOME. I will be here – ALWAYS and 20.A positive self-image assures Power, Strength, Ability, and Value.
Love these! Great words to live by.
Boy – blue – #22
Girl – purple – #16
Hi Mommy OM! I love the boy print in blue for my little guys’ room & my favorite line is “Accept others for who they are. Power lies in friendship.” Thanks for the chance! 😀
PS – I realize that I can’t order these and have them sent to Canada through Etsy, and so likely can’t win either. If there is a way to order through you directly and pay for the extra shipping, I would be thankful!!
I updated to include Canada! $4.00 for the 8.5×11 print and $5.00 for the 11×14 print. Each additional is $1.00/print for shipping!
I hope this helps!!
Boy Blue Line number 4 Is what I have been telling him for quite a while now.
I’m totally stoked about this giveaway! We would love 25 Things for my daughters. I adore line #4, “Go for it, get dirty! It’s good for you”, kids forget that its okay to get dirty, especially girls! recently, my daughters (fully clothed) went swimming in a huge mud hole across the street! They had so much fun. It was worth throwing all their clothes in the trash. 🙂
I have a daughter (whose favorite color is blue). My favorite lines for her are #3 (Friends are invaluable) and #16 (Try to make the right choices, not the easiest one). Both of these are things I say to her all the time! But the entire list is terrific 🙂
Boy blue line number 23.
I would love this for my son, he is 14 months 🙂
Boy green line 4!
I fell in love with this the first time I read it! Love the girls list – number 24, it gets me every time! Silver would be perfect!
Boy – blue – line 24 – Wherever you are in life, you can come HOME. I will be here – ALWAYS. Grant’s room needs a little OM in it!
LESS is more when it comes to putting on MAKE-UP. girl list in purple
I would love pink for my daughter – favorite line, “Diamonds are NOT a girl’s best friend.” FRIENDS are invaluable.”
Green for a boy, and without a doubt, #2!!
Boy- wherever you are in life, you can always come home- I will be here Always!
(the Penis line really is the truth)
Girl- accept yourself for who you are, it’s what makes you Beautiful!
Color- Pink or any color really 🙂
Girl (in silver) my favorite is “A Strong Handshake leaves a lasting impression. It represents self-confidence and ambition.” It is a still a mans world and a strong handshake really resonates w/ men
For a boy (green) it is “Be a BROTHER. Be a PROTECTOR. Be a FRIEND.” We just found out that our son is going to have a little sister and he will need to be all 3 not only to my little girl but her friends and his friends
I would love two for my grand daughters. Pink and purple their favorite colors. They are my heartbeats.