A few weeks ago, a local Athens, Georgia author asked me about checking out her work. Melia Keeton-Digby has written a book called The Heroines Club: A Mother-Daughter Empowerment Circle.
I’m all about supporting local businesses, so I agreed to check it out.
About the Author:
Melia Keeton-Digby is a Speech Language Pathologist, mother of 3 and is the found of the Mother-Daughter Nest. Through the Mother-Daughter Nest, Melia works to encourage and empower women to build meaningful relationship with their daughters.
About the Book:
The Heroines Club: A Mother-Daughter Empowerment Circle offers nourishing guidance and a creative approach for mothers and daughters, aged 7+, to learn and grow together through the study of women’s history. Each month focuses on a different heroine, featuring athletes, inventors, artists, and revolutionaries from around the world – including Frida Kahlo, Rosalind Franklin, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, Maya Angelou and Malala Yousafzai as strong role models for young girls to learn about, look up to, and be inspired by.
Offering thought-provoking discussion, powerful rituals, and engaging creative activities, The Heroines Club fortifies our daughters’ self-esteem, invigorates mothers’ spirits, and nourishes the mother-daughter relationship. In a culture that can make mothering daughters seem intimidating and isolating, it offers an antidote: a revolutionary model for empowering your daughter and strengthening your mother-daughter relationship.
The Heroines Club: A Mother-Daughter Empowerment Circle has been an interesting read for me. Having 3 daughters, I feel that building relationships with my girls is extremely important, especially through the preteen and teen years and on into adulthood. My oldest daughter is turning 13 (13!!!!) in just a couple weeks, and I have been realizing how much more communicating we need to be doing now before the rough years hit. I think learning from other women, especially our own mothers, has been becoming less and less. There is so much that I could have learned from my grandmothers that I never did!
For me, I think there is a lot I can glean from The Heroines Club book, but there is a few things that I would likely skip. I’m not quite sure I agree with the sacred circle and a few other things that are discussed in the beginning of the book due to my personal beliefs, however the curriculum included in the main part of the book is very intriguing.
I really liked the idea of taking Heroines like Amelia Earhart and discussing them with my daughters. The book helps to facilitate discussions about these wonderful heroines, what they did, how we can learn from them, and how we can achieve our dreams as well.
Activities are also included from making Dream Boards to share your dreams with each other to discussing stereotypes. All important things to do.
In a nutshell, this is a great book to help strengthen the bond with your daughter(s), but depending on your personal beliefs, there may be sections that you would want to skip.
For more information:
For more information, you can find The Heroines Club: A Mother-Daughter Empowerment Circle on Amazon. You can also check out The Mother-Daughter Nest, The Heroines Club website, or The Mother-Daughter Nest on Instagram.
Thank you Melia for offering us your book to read.