Direction and Supplies for the Beautiful Girlhood Journey!

by Shelley

 

Hello Ladies!

Many of you are planning on doing the Mother Daughter Bible study of  Beautiful Girlhood with this school year. Are you getting excited? I am. (If you are curious, here is why I do what I do)
Because we are about to embark upon a journey that will walk your daughter through Beautiful Girlhood. But like any road trip, there is a list of supplies you need to make your travels more comfortable!

You will need:

The first two items on this  list are the books you will need for this study. The second two items are talks I have given that will give you additional and detailed directions. And, we all need to know the direction we are going when we are on an outing! 🙂

With all good journeys, you have to know when it begins and when it ends!

  • 32 weeks of lessons (1 school year)
  • 1-2 hours of week with your daughter
  • 1/2 hour of preparation for you (reading B’twixt and B’tween Lesson Plan)

For this 32 week study,you and your girl will need to spend about 1 to 2 hours a week reading the chapter and answering the questions in the The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood.The Crafty Girl portion is the frosting on the cake! Each chapter has a suggested crafts you can  do with your daughter. You can also take a quick look at our Pintrest Page for more articles, recipes, and crafts.

B’twixt and B’tween,  is designed to help you (Mom) make the most of each chapter and helps to get your mind focused on the character trait of the chapter and your heart ready to model and teach it to your daughter.

So, don’t delay…mark the times you will spend on your calendar! Don’t let anything get in the way of your spending this precious, life changing time with her. Guard it jealously as there will be a great deal of “important” things that will try to crowd out your time with her.

Leave a comment and tell me when you and your daughter are planning to do this study…what day…what time…and how you are going to make it FUN!

Blessings,

shelley

 P. S. Are you still wondering if you have T-I-M-E to do this? Check out this blog post on TIME...

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Kelli September 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

My almost 10 year old and I will be joining you. Finding the time will be our big thing, but so worth it for her and I. We are both excited to do this 🙂 Thank you.

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Lisa @ Fat Chick Fed Up September 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I am planning on doing this on Monday evenings with my daughter, after my three younger boys are in bed. I had orignally wanted to do this at a time when we could get out of the house and go someplace special, but my husband just accepted a job in Florida (1100 miles away) and I will be on my own with the kiddos until we can sell our house. I am hoping I can work our schedule enough that we can enjoy some special time alone together after the boys go to bed. My daughter is my oldest and craves that 1:1 time and attention and really opens up and blossoms when she is the focus of my attention (which, unfortunately, is all too rare around here). Thanks so much for offering these classes!

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wpadmin September 10, 2011 at 2:04 pm

HI Lisa! Thanks for sharing your plan. It sounds as though life has thrown you a curve ball…but you know how important it is to have that 1:1 time with your daughter.
You might want to take a look at the MODsquadblog.com and read a post I wrote about what your 1:1 time, those precious moments, need to consist of. I hope you are encouraged!
Blessings,
Shelley

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April Lynn August 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

My daughter 11yr and I look forward to starting the study on 9/12 with the group. I purchased our books this morning!!!!! God bless you for sharing your time to provide this wonderful opportunity.

All’s grace,

April

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wpadmin August 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Hello April,
Won’t this be fun? Glad you and your eleven year old are joining us!
Blessings,
Shelley

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Cindy August 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Hi,

My 10 almost 11 yr old and I are planning to do this for our homeschool bible study. We are hoping to find some special thing we can do to make this a fun and encouraging time for the two of us as we travel through this sometimes perilous sea. Praying for the Lord to guide us and help us along the journey. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

Cindy and Neeley Belles

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wpadmin August 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Hi Cindy and Neeley!
Glad you are going on this trip with us! I am hoping to make it a fun one too.
Blessings,
Shelley

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lisa @thebeadgirl August 26, 2011 at 8:05 am

Monday mornings. Fresh start to a new week!

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wpadmin August 26, 2011 at 11:07 am

Exactly! That’s why we start our week off with a word of encouragement for Moms of tweens and a bit of direction.

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Sherri August 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I really want to do this with my daughter. This is our first year of homeschooling and I thought this would be a great thing to do together that hopefully will bring us closer together. So quick question how do I get the books? Can I download them to my sony reader? Is there someplace in Canada that I would be able to buy them?

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wpadmin August 24, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Hello Sherri,
I am so excited you and your daughter want to join us and welcome to the first year of homeschooling! You are in for an adventure…and I mean that in the best way 🙂
You can download a Kindle version of The Companion Guide to BG , although I am not certain it is compatible with the Sony reader. Amazon.ca carries our books and you would be able to purchase them through their company.
Please let me know if I can help you any further…
Blessings,
Shelley

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Christie August 24, 2011 at 9:35 am

I noticed that the Revised edition of Beautiful Girlhood is not available in kindle format, will the first edition that is available in kindle format be to different?
I am looking forward to working this time in with my 13 yo daughter! 🙂

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wpadmin August 24, 2011 at 12:49 pm

HI Christie,
Yes, at this point the Revised Edition of BG is not available. hopefully it will be soon. The original edition was written in 1940 by Mabel Hale. It was written for her Sunday School girls. The writing is beautiful, elegant and even lyrical. However, many moms and daughters don’t like the old language and find the revised version easier to read. The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood has been written with both editions in mind. So it is your preference.
Glad you and your girl are joining us on the journey,
Shelley

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Angela August 24, 2011 at 8:36 am

I signed up this morning. My oldest daughter will be 9 in November and already she’s showing signs of emotional “issues” that I wasn’t thinking should come this early! I was worried that I couldn’t afford the books, but I showed her your site and she’s thrilled. I have to afford it now! =) She’s most excited about recipe/cooking idea and the craft. I think this will be good for her. I put your button on my blog. Do you mind if I post about it on my blog as well??

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wpadmin August 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Dear Angela,
Delighted to have you and your daughter with us on this little trip! And more importantly, I am glad she desires to take it with you. Feel free to put my button on your blog and post about B’twixt and B’tween for other moms to check out.

Thank you,
Shelley

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Melissa August 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm

How long does it take to ship the books? I am going to be cutting it fine with my budget, I fear, to have them in time. Really hoping to do this with my 10 year old. She is growing up very quickly. 😉

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wpadmin August 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Hi Melissa,
Books in from Pumpkin Seed Press go out Tuesdays and Thursdays. We usually ship by medial mail so that would mean 5-10 days for delivery. Oooooh, I hope you can join us!
Shelley
P.S. Even if you get your books after 9/12/11 you could still join us!!

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Maddy August 11, 2011 at 8:14 am

This opportunity is a blessing to me. I have tried to start this with my daughter in the past, but have been so distracted with other mom things. My daughter so needs this time with me. She is the oldest of my three daughters and being the second child in the line-up, she has not been the easiest. I do see her growing so much physically and spiritually (10 yr old) and I am looking forward to having this time with her. She is very excited about this time and would love to implement some of the ideas the others moms have had. I especially like the idea of a get-a-way on Saturday mornings to the coffee shop. =-) I appreciate being able to doing this with you (accountablity and mentoring) and your prayers for us.

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wpadmin August 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Maddy, I am so glad you and your daughter are coming on this trip with us. Really, this journey is so special because it not only is a time of transformation of our daughters, but of ourselves as mothers. I’m here for you. If you need encouragement. let me know and you can be certain that I am praying for you as well. At times, we just need the creative juices of other mothers! I know I do. And that is why this forum is perfect to keep us going down the path with our daughters!
Blessings,
Shelley

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Lorna August 11, 2011 at 2:06 am

I think I will do it on Thursday evenings with my 13 year old and 9 year old girls while my husband is at his church life group and the other children are in bed. I will get the girls to work together to bake something tasty to eat.

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wpadmin August 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

Lorna,
This sounds like a delightful and yummy plan! Wednesday we will post recipes. Will you and your girls participate? I would love to try some of your recipes!
Shelley

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Martha August 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I am so excited to start this study with my oldest daughter who will be 10. She is quite the tomboy so I think this is the perfect way to reach her feminine side. We will also go to a coffee shop on Saturday mornings so my dear husband can be home with the younger children.

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wpadmin August 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

Martha, This journey will be an exciting one for you and your daughter! One thing I want to encourage you in is to make certain you are gently encouraging your daughter and observe the way she is “bent”. Sometimes, as moms, we have expectations of what our daughters will be like that don’t line up at all with the way God made them. I want to encourage you to be sensitive to the way God has made her, become a student of your little girl, and find ways to get into her heart. That is where the real transformation needs to take place! Will you please keep me posted while you are on the journey?

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Jasmine August 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm

My daughter and I will be doing this study on Saturday mornings before the other members of the family rise. Maybe go to a coffee shop or sit out on the deck with some tea and muffins.

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wpadmin August 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Sounds like a beautiful plan Jasmine!

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Manda August 9, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I will be doing the study with my 11year old home schooled daughter. We will be doing this study on Thursday mornings. Sometimes we will go to Panera Bread to talk and other times we will be at home. I had been planning on being in women’s Bible study during this time frame, but think that the time would be best spend investing in my daughter as she is in the tween years. I’m looking forward to this study and spend the time with her.

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wpadmin August 10, 2011 at 7:11 am

Dear Manda, I love it that you have considered where and when you will be doing this study with your daughter. This is an investment that will reap eternal rewards!
Blessings,
Shelley

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Rebecca August 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm

My DD will be 9 in Dec…would love to join you!!! I’ve been wanting to start since we chatted last year at GHEA!

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wpadmin August 10, 2011 at 7:08 am

Delighted you and your daughter are going to be with us Rebecca!

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Wanda August 9, 2011 at 5:56 am

My daughter will be turning 11 and starting middle school in three weeks. I am planning for Saturdays, with Saturday mornings at our local coffee shop or maybe out for Saturday morning breakfast at a variety of places around town. Will also maybe take her out for lunch or ice cream on a Saturday afternoon or maybe just go out for dessert. We have enjoyed two visits to a tea room that I would be willing to schedule for occasionally, or maybe an outing to get our nails done and whatever else I can find to truly set aside a special time for her and I.

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wpadmin August 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Oooooh this sounds like fun! Can I come?
LOL!

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Lois H. August 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I’m hoping to do this with my ten-year old daughter while her sister is in dance class on Tuesday evenings, but school starts this week for us, so our schedule is a little in flux until we get that routine down. If it’s not Tuesday nights, it will be Saturday mornings, most likely, when Dad can spend some time with the younger (7 yr old) sister. My oldest is an “early bloomer” so this is perfect timing for us. I am really looking forward to doing this.
Any suggestions on how to position this with the child – anything we should/shouldn’t say to make it sound enticing and fun for her?

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wpadmin August 8, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Hi Lois, Glad you and your daughter can join us too! You asked a really good question. How can I make it sound enticing and fun for her. My suggestion is to find what gives her delight. Does she like to spend time with you alone? Emphasize that. Does she like to go out for ice cream or a treat? Build your time around this. Become her student. Find what she likes, ask the Lord to give you insight into her heart and give you creative ideas concerning your daughter. And by all means, keep me posted. I am praying for you right now.

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Wendy T August 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm

We are going to do it on Wednesdays and go to Starbucks, after we run, in the morning. I wish our old coffeeshop was open, but until I get a new one, Starbucks will have to work. We will have hot chocolate or something fun like that. Hopefully we will find some other homeschool moms who would like to do it too and make it a group. 🙂

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wpadmin August 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Great ideas Wendy! You are incorporating exercise and girl time! Have you approached any other moms about joining you?

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