Expecting a blessing

These past few years have been full of changes and blessings. I started a homeschool group, my husband was called as a bishop (in my church that’s like a pastor who works for free), we went through some difficult times with my husband’s job and finances, learned a lot about receiving with gratitude and patience … Continue reading

A place worth keeping

I got a notice yesterday that it was time to renew my web hosting for momsempowered.  For a minute I wondered whether it was worth paying for since I have not written, other than Facebook posts, in a long time. I don’t know if anyone has visited here in a while. But I’ve decided this … Continue reading

Transforming from the Inside, Out

Transforming from the Inside, Out

Yesterday marked 2 years since I started this blog.  I was surprised.  It felt like longer.  I have discovered so much and yet have so much growing still to do, some (ok, A lot) of which is in the same areas I was writing about 2 years ago.  I also haven’t written anything here for … Continue reading

Motherhood takes courage – a confession

Motherhood takes courage – a confession

This is a hard post to write.  I visited my blog recently as a reader, not a writer, and wondered who this person is that wrote all these wonderful things about motherhood.  It doesn’t feel like it could be me sometimes, even though I remember it.  I long to embody the concepts that I wrote … Continue reading

The details of daily life

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” William Morris I think sometimes this is the great challenge of motherhood.  Most of our time is spent attending to seemingly small daily details, and sometimes it can be easy to lose interest.  It’s not that we … Continue reading

Make a little dream come true

Make a little dream come true

This morning, my 5 yr old daughter popped her head into my room and asked if she could snuggle in the bed for a minute. As she settled in next to me, I asked her how she slept and if she had good dreams. She said, “Yes, I dreamed about our family!” “What were we … Continue reading

Where I’ve been

Where I’ve been

It’s been a while since I wrote anything here. Here’s what I’ve been up to: I had my first speaking engagement at a homeschool conference, I’ve been training to teach a Shakespeare class to youth, and I’ve been adjusting to changes in our life as my husband has taken on the responsibilities of a Bishop … Continue reading

A Happy Mother

A Happy Mother

Happy Mother’s day!  As I reflect on the past year or so and the things I’ve learned, I am grateful to be a Happy Mother.  It has not always been easy for me to be a happy mother.  Being a mother was what I knew was right and good all along, but for a long … Continue reading

Mothers are Light-bearers

Mothers are Light-bearers

A beautiful vision was brought to my mind recently, as I was studying my scriptures and pondering what I am creating as a mother and what my legacy could be.  A picture came to my mind of the world at night, and our little home there surrounded by darkness, but lit from within, the windows … Continue reading