Encouraging moms and kids to live strong, joy-filled lives.



In the movie “Thor: Raganorik,” Thor’s hammer gets smashed and Thor thinks he can’t access his power anymore. His father Odin asked Thor this not exact quote, “Are you the god of hammers, or the god of thunder?” At that point, Thor realizes for the first time he doesn’t need his hammer to showcase his power. Well, guess what? 

Motherhood is my hammer. 

I know God intertwines His strength into all of us, and I can access it whether or not I’m a mom. But motherhood has been an essential tool to help me unleash all God put inside of me.  



Motherhood challenges me in hard but empowering ways. It unearths sides of me I didn’t know I had. It gives me the confidence to be creative, resourceful and… For. The. Love. … Just keep going when it’s all foggy and unclear.  Motherhood helps me see the sacredness and impact of ordinary moments.  Through mom life, we can all leverage life’s highs and lows to become stronger women. As we allow life to teach and strengthen us, we can also teach our children to let life empower them instead of flattening them. It’s exciting. 

Here are some of my posts on numerous topics on Empowered Moms & Kids that will hopefully empower both you and your kids.


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Empowerment for Moms

Build Your Mom Strength
18 Hours Later and I Felt Braver {For Moms}
A Morning Prayer to Strengthen Mommas
Build Your Mom Confidence Through Knowing This


Overcoming Challenges
How to Deal with Difficult People


Working Moms
To the Mom Who’s Going Back to Work
To The Working Mom


Self-Care for Moms
The Power of Friendships
The Power of Stillness in the Chaos
The Single Best Thing a Parent Can Do {FREE Mini-eBook}
Free eBook: Meditations for Moms


Break Free From Perfectionism/Anxiety/Negative Thinking
Why Mom Mistakes Can Be Good
How to Outsmart Your Negative Thoughts
Why Moms Worry (And How To Let It Go)
How to Silence the Mean Voice in Your Head
Walk Away from Worry with the Magic 5:1 Ratio


Find Mom Perseverance (& Sometimes Healing)
My Story of Healing From Miscarriages
Remembering (and Grieving) Someone I Loved
Why the Mountain Before Us Will Move
What Healing Sometimes Looks Like
What to Do When Life Gets Frustrating


When You’re Sad about How Fast Your Kids Grow
How To Recapture Our Sweet Mom Moments Gone Forever
My Kids Grow Too Fast (Sniff) – What to Remember
To Moms of Babies


Be a Happier Mom
Increase Your Happiness IN THE CHAOS {Printable}
A Challenge to Look for Your Joy Today
Mama, Are You Beautifully Exhausted?
How to Forever Cherish Our Best Mom Moments
How Growing Older Can Be Exciting
One Thing You Need to Build a Strong Community of Moms
The Single Best Thing a Parent Can Do {FREE Mini-eBook}


Moms Who Write
Momma, Should You Write? (Or Start a Blog?)


Everyday Sacred

Grow Your Faith in Motherhood
How to Hear God’s Voice Through Motherhood
The Best Part of the First Day of School
See The Everyday Moments That Help You Refuel
How to Grow Your Faith
How to Find the Joy in Your Christmas Season
How Holiday Busts Also Tell the Christmas Message
Your Unique Sacred Gesture – Did You See It Today?


Impactful Moms
How You Unknowingly Made a Huge Impact Today
Momma, You are Inspirational – My Guest Post on Moms Magazine
Why Crazy-Mama-Knows-Best Moments Work
Why Your Words and Your Story are so Important
Rediscover Your Everyday Miracle
Momma, Why You Should Wear Today Differently
Do you Really See How Impactful Your Ordinary Is?
Some of My Best Parenting Happens at Target & Starbucks


Creating our Family Space

My husband and I always wanted to buy a home that needed TLC and make it our own. To be a great mom, you don’t need a perfect space! But, I think it’s fun, empowering and even healing to have this creative outlet. I love a pretty, comfortable place to start and end our crazy days in. Also, I posted these pictures of our home in a pristine state – because if you post it on the internet as perfectly clean, then our home is always spotless…right!?!

DIY Kitchen Remodel (With Barn Wood Countertops!)
Our DIY Bathroom Remodel
DIY Master Bathroom Remodel
DIY Bedroom Remodel
My Remodelaholic Guest Post – How to Create a Sliding Mirror Over a Bathroom Window
Sadness Over Change and The Good Stuff It Means {DIY Complete Home Remodel Photos}


Empowerment Through Hobbies 

Hobbies empower us. To learn a hobby and discover how much better at it you can become than you even expected is confidence building. Then little eyes watch us and feel empowered too. Photography is my hobby. What is yours?

Winter Photography – Family of 3
Photography Fall (Empowerment through Hobbies)
Create Amazing Winter Photos of Your Family With These Editing Tips
Moms, How to Capture Extraordinary Pictures of your Ordinary Moments
Sunset Photography – Family of 5
A Family of 3 Photography
Photography & How It Strengthens My Perspective (Winter Photos)
A Tip to Make Your Everyday Photos Look Artsier
3 Photography Tips for Moms Capturing Summer Moments


Raising Empowered Kids


Why Your Kids’ Weaknesses are also Strengths
Why I’m NOT Freaking Out that My Son Has Low Reading Scores
8 Reasons Why Alone Time for YOU is Good FOR YOUR KIDS
One Line To Get You Through The Crazy Mom Days
Do You Need to Just Simplify Parenting?
When Parenting Gets Hard
Parenting Struggles {Noticing Hope}
Helicopter Parenting (The Good Kind)
Get Your Kids Out The Door Happy And On Time With THIS
How a Messy Home is Good for Your Kids


Empowering Things for Kids to Do

85+ Kids Activities That Promote Creativity {Printable}
146+ Best Chapter Books for Tweens that will also Build Character
Compelling Books that High Schoolers will WANT to Read


Creating Family Connection

One Way to Learn How Your Kids Feel Loved
One Easy Way to Get to Know Your Kid
A Lesson to Increase You & Your Kids’ Happiness
 How to Teach Your Kids to be Consistently Kind


Raising Faith-Filled Kids

Free eBook: Devotions for Kids & Families


Teaching Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy




Raising Sons

Guest Post on Made to Mother: To the Mother of All Boys
Mother/Son Photo Ideas
One Way to Get Your Kids to Cheerfully Clean
What I Told My Son About Girls
When You Doubt Your Sons Learn Your Life Lessons



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