We all want to have a close and healthy relationship with our daughter, and to prepare her for the issues and struggles she’ll face as she grows from girl to woman — yet there are so few parent-daughter relationships like that. Why?

Hi! I’m Bethany. I had a hard time navigating my teen years and early twenties. I couldn’t go to my parents about my issues because they were taboo in their house. Since becoming a mother I’ve realized I don’t want the same for my daughter — I want to prepare and inform her and I also want her to feel safe talking with me.

Raising Tomorrow’s Women is a space where I post conversations I have with women about growing up and finding their voices. This is my journey to better mothering by becoming more informed and inspired. Thanks for joining me! Please say hello and introduce yourself via comment or email.