It's easy as a parent to be caught up in the here and now, living in the moment, busy with all the things that need doing now, but take a step back with me for a moment.  What would you like to see in your child(ren)'s future?  What are the important things in life that you hope your child will experience?

We asked our Mighty Mamas to share their thoughts and here is what they said.


"I wish for my kids to grow up to love God. I also want them to do what they love and not end up with a job that's nothing more than a way to make money."

-Hannah, Mom to four, Freelance Writer and Seamstress

"I wish for a happy, safe, & beautiful future! I don't care what career they decide to pursue, where they want to live, or who they love just so long as they're happy and healthy. Ideally, they will love themselves, each other, and our family. I want them to feel supported & successful, and I want them to know how much they are loved."

-Beth, Mom to two, Domestic Engineer

"Oh my goodness so many things! What parent doesn't? I think overall though I want her (them) to be happy in whatever path that they choose. I hope they find success in their own terms not the ones that society has dictated, and I want them to always remain humble and kind (thank you Tim McGraw). I know there are a million other little things I want for their future but in the end it is THEIR future not mine so as long they are happy and a kind person I'm a happy, proud momma."

-Samantha, Mom to one, Student

"For everything to just be Better. Better world, better society, better leaders...regardless of what you support or believe in, I think everyone just wants the best for their kids. So without getting into it too much, it's safe to say that I just want a Better world for my son."

-Jasmine, Mom to one, Stay at Home Mom

"I envision my son’s future to be healthy, happy, and stable. I wish that the current supportive, loving family and his healthy body will continue to provide him the unhindered ability to develop his own personality, pursue his dreams, work hard, form positive relationships, and find the personal drive to live a fulfilling life. I hope my husband and I will be our son's best supporters and guides along the way."

-Michelle, Mom to one, Construction Company Manager, Artist, and Blogger

"To be kind, respectful, and happy in their lives."

-Kim, Mom to two, Stay at Home Mom

"I wish for them to be content in who they are as people and with their faith and life. I hope the world that their generation creates is one of love, acceptance, and valuing one another as human beings."

-JeeYoung, Mom to two, Consultant

"Each night when I go to bed I say a little prayer asking for my kids to be healthy, happy and safe. If they can obtain those 3 for their lives, I'll be so happy."

-Brynn, Mom to two, Registered Dietician and Stay at Home Momma

"What I wish for my children is for them to find happiness, be kind and discover how they can make a difference in the world. It sounds cliché, but so often, we get caught up in advancing our careers or acquiring things when in the end, what matters is living a good life, finding what makes us happy and treating people with respect, dignity and kindness along the way."

-Ceci, Mom to three, Freelance Writer and Blogger

"I hope my son grows up valuing himself, respecting others, and fighting for what he knows he's worth. The world can be such a cruel place and bullying is very real in the lives of young people, especially. I hope that the words of others don't get him down and he always knows how much he's loved and how special he is - whoever he turns out to be. With that being said, I hope I never hear that my son is on the other side of bullying - as the antagonizer. I hope I raise a young man who values his elders, respects women, and stands up for the underdog when it's necessary. Not that it needs to be said, but I'll do it anyway - respect for others goes such a long way. Finally, I hope he never forgets how much he's worth to not only the people around him but to the world as a whole. Just one little person can do such big things, especially when they fight hard for themselves and their ideas. Every little kid deserves to know that the world is their oyster and that we, as parents, will back them up every step of the way."

-Abi, Mom to one, Graphic Designer, WAHM, Stay at Home Mom


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