Photography – Cookie Decorating

(Inside: Empowerment through hobbies.)   9-year-old: I might get a Godzilla from Santa. Me: You think? 9-year-old: Yeah, because what I know about Santa is that he knows what kids want and he knows if they are on the good list or the bad list. Me: Which list do you think you’re on? 9-year-old: Probably Read More

Merry Christmas from Me to YOU!

There are many fantastic mom-writers to follow, so know I don’t for-one-second take for granted you being on my page. Thank you, lovely person.  From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!    Do you read Empowered Moms & Kids, but aren’t on my mailing list? Get all blog updates and freebies and some bonuses, right Read More

Colorado Photography (Empowerement through Hobbies)

(Inside: Why hobbies empower you.)       Hobbies empower us. They build our confidence and improve our self-esteem.  Hobbies also provide us with a creative outlet and way to reduce our stress. But, as moms, we can feel like we shouldn’t pursue our hobbies. Yes, we don’t have the same time as our retired neighbor, but keeping Read More

Why Mom Mistakes Can Be Good

(Inside: Why moms should stress so much about our “mistakes.”)   I didn’t tuck my tween-age son into bed.   Instead, I slipped into my own bed and fell under the trance of Downton Abbey. (Which dashing suitor is Mary going to wed? I can’t believe that happened to Edith! HOW DID I JUST NOW Read More

Sadness Over Change {And The Good Stuff It Means}

(Inside: Our finishest DIY home and what sadness over change can mean.)   I thought it’d be fun to post pictures of our home we sold.       So many big life moments happened there: birth of our last son, two babies lost (miscarriages), a season of being a stay-at-home-mom, success in our careers, Read More

What I’ve Noticed About Hope

(Inside: Something you can do when you feel hopeless.)     Something I’ve noticed about hope, it always comes back to you.   It’s like how my son sends his yo-yo rapidly towards the ground and yet, when it reaches the bottom, it curls its way back up the string to be caught by ready Read More

Why the Mountain Before Us Will Move

To the mountain before us: Do you know how resourceful, creative and strong our God is?   There are many ways to conquer you.   We can scale you the old fashioned way with salty tears, gripping sweaty hands, and determined steps. Or a cheerleader helicopter pilot might swoop down, tuck us under the safety Read More

Photography – Hawaiian Beach, Part II

One thing I noticed about the Hawaiian beach we were on: Contrary to your inner dialogue and the opposite of what advertisers want us to believe, NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE IN A SWIMSUIT. Everyone is too busy enjoying themselves. I came up with this theory: When there’s breathtaking scenery and a relaxed environment, Read More

Let’s Make a Pact About Today

(Inside: Today, let’s live like the loved women we are.)   Hey guys, can we do something together today?   Let’s decide – no matter what – we’re going to be conquerors today. We’re all making a pact right now to have a fantastic day.   Uncooperative little ones? Nope, I’m cool as a cucumber…you’re Read More

Photography – Hawaii, Part I

We just got back from Hawaii.   The last time I was there my mom, 4-year-old brother and 3-year-old-self were flying to join my dad stationed in Korea. The second leg of our flight took off from Hawaii and thirty minutes in, a loud bang announced an engine had blown. Now flying on only one Read More

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