There's something powerful about make believe, isn't there? It was the whimsy of make believe that drove us to feature October's fearless lady. We wanted to cultivate a crate that inspired this kind of imagination. We wanted to take a figure, like a pirate, that has mostly been "for boys" and put a female face on it. This is why this month we're introducing little ones to The Bold Pirate, Grace O'Malley.Read More
We are beyond thrilled to announce that the Parents' Choice Awards named GIRLS CAN! CRATE as a winner of their Recommended Award!!
Their panel of judges reviewed three of our crates, The Pioneering Nurse, The Fearless Flier, and the Ambitious Astronomer. "Testers reported that the kit provided several hours of fun and learning, for their young girls and their young boys." Woo hoo!!!
While the award is rewarding and gratifying because of all of the hard work that goes into them, we really just want to create crates that girls can not only have fun with, but also be inspired by. Our goal is, and has always been, to inspire girls to be themselves, fearlessly.
Want to know more about the Parents' Choice Award? Read the full review HERE.
Our upcoming crate celebrates the amazing Dr. Maya Angelou. She was, and is still, so inspiring. I love how when she spoke, she did so with such thoughtfulness and intention. And this got me to thinking about the power of words. Growing up, I'm sure we all heard the adage: "sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never harm you" at some point. Now as an adult, I feel that I can say with some confidence and assurance that that adage is utter crap.Read More
It's one thing to think about and talk about living out your dreams, but a whole other thing to actually do it. We at GIRLS CAN! CRATE want to inspire your little ones to know that they can BE and DO anything. And what could be better to help them to know that than to meet someone who is doing and living what they'd dreamt of when she was younger?Read More
I was sitting in my backyard the other night, living in Arizona we can do that in January more comfortably than we can in say August, when I saw one of the most brilliant sights I've ever seen.Read More
Art has always been a prominent part of my life. From a young age I fell in love with self-expression. The idea that I could convey bits of my soul to others was something I delighted in. I mean isn't that what people want? To be understood? Known?Read More
Art is one of those topics that can cause a lot of varied reactions: excitement, blank stares, indifference, or a flashback of a test from high school in which you were supposed to name the painting based on the image...Read More
I remember clearly the day I was first introduced to art.
I was in the fifth grade and the mom of my crush at the time, Ben, came to speak to our class about famous artists and their work. I thought she was the coolest woman ever....Read More
I thought "feminist" was a dirty word...until I had a daughter.
When I looked into the wide, innocent eyes of my brand new baby girl everything I thought I believed about equality was shaken. I knew that the endless possibilities, hopes, and dreams that a mother has for her tiny, fresh human would never actually be completely endless. Oh, sure she came into the privilege that comes with being born into a white, upper-middle class home, to two educated parents (in the United States no less), but she was also born a "she".
I'm afraid of failing. I wasn't always this way, but increasingly this was the pattern I found myself slipping into. I have always tried my hardest at anything I attempted. It would make no difference if I’ve never done it before, I’d give it a go.Read More