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Capturing The Moments That Matter: Empowering Your Kids

Capturing The Moments That Matter: Empower Your Kids. Especially your Tweens and Teens.

You blinked, didn’t you?

You’re exhausted!  What is sleep? You’re not sleeping, the babies aren’t sleeping, and now sleep-deprivation has truly overtaken any memory of sanity and any recognition of YOU – or who you once were before kids.

You prayed to just get through the infant, the baby, the toddler stage and then – you blinked.

Then it’s all the firsts. First steps, first words, first day of Pre-K, Kindergarten, 3rd grade…and then you remembered you blinked and all the sudden your baby is growing up in milliseconds in front of your eyes. Or when you blinked. When did this happen so fast?

Then your baby isn’t your baby any more…here’s a reminder to capture these precious moments, breathe in these fleeting glimpses of joy. Here’s why it’s so important and how YOU can take in each beautiful step along the journey. Here’s how to discover and enjoy capturing the journey…

The Empowered Mom Christmas Traditions Getting a Real Tree Griswold's or Hallmark Channel

This Is Us. Who Are You? Hallmark Channel or The Griswold’s? Empowering Expectations

“This Is Us” – a Mix of The Hallmark Channel Vs. The Griswold’s

How many of you can relate to this?

Going to get a Christmas tree or take family pictures or go to a one of the fun family events going on this time of year and you picture laughter and fun and holding hands…. and then. REALITY.

You’re all arguing, kids are fighting and you’re absolutely exasperated and worn out.

And THAT is BEFORE even getting out of the driveway!!!!

That’s exactly what happened to us when we went to go get our Christmas tree this year. And I know you can relate, so I just had to share this hilarious, maddening, chaotic, merriment and the chorus of, “WE WILL have FUN and MAKE this a FUN, FOND, FAMILY MEMORY!!!!”  You think it’s going to be The Hallmark Channel – instead it’s more like This Is Us and The Griswold’s.

Can you relate?

I know you’re shaking your heads right now. It’s more like a chorus of “ohhhh, myyy gawwwd, this is my life.” Here’s what happened… 

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Empowered Mom Podcast is HERE! You Can Listen NOW!

Are You Overwhelmed, Overworked and Over-Stressed? Duh! Show me a Mom who isn’t, right?

That’s why this HUGE announcement and official LAUNCH of the very first The Empowered Mom Podcast is finally here. You’ve been asking and asking and asking and now, (after lots of late nights, no sleep, in the studio, production team, PR, and lots of other behind-the scenes action) – HERE IT IS! This is incredibly personal and special. Because it’s about YOU, about US, about what you have wanted to talk about, have requested and comes directly from my heart and The Empowered Mom COMMUNITY.  Because, there is no perfect mom, there is The Empowered Mom.

So, if you are a mom and are trying to deal with it all and end up still Overwhelmed, Overworked and Over-Stressed, then join in for tips on how to handle it, cope with it and EMPOWER yourself.  This is ABOUT you and FOR YOU.  Want to Learn and listen on how to empower yourself in crucial conversations together to deal with it all and make significant changes in your life? Keep reading and listen in now…

Jumping Naked On A Trampoline. 3 Empowering Reasons You Should NOW

What are your plans for this Summer?

Picnic? Parade? Some fun in the sun and Swimming?

How ’bout the grill. Throw on some hot dogs…  which leads me to what I wanna do.

I wanna jump naked on a trampoline. And Dance. But lots of jumping.  High. And do flips. And toe-touches.

Here’s why it’s so important…  and why it can dramatically change your life for the better.

Empowered Independence – Empowering Your Kids

Independence. Empowered.

The pinnacle pillar of our great nation.

It’s Empowering, after all, isn’t it?

And teaching your kids the significance of the holiday also empowers them.

There’s so many great things to do for families and kids this time of year.  And this holiday was jam-packed with excitement!!

Fireworks, pool parties, parades, cook-outs were just part of it. This year my kids learned about building a business.

Especially with this…

Empowering Your Family This Independence Day: Family Things To Do

American flag wavingYEP, it’s the 4th of July!  Happy Independence Day to all you EMPOWERING people!!

But don’t have your day all planned out?  Don’t panic, don’t stress –  We’ve got all the information you need to know to make your 4th of July — well, a BLAST!

We’ve put together a list of family activities, happenings, events and things to do for your family, places to go, things to see, discount rates for your family (so you can have some Independence from spending too much!).

Empowering yourself this holiday and have fun.  Here’s your family guide:

21 Easter Facts You Didn’t Know.

So given that it’s Good Friday, here’s some good clean fun!

This Easter Holiday, while you’re celebrating with your family and having fun with the kiddos – here’s some Eggs-cellent Easter Facts to fill your baskets.

Fill more than just your kids’ bellies – fill their minds by empowering them with some sucrose-laden Holiday Fun.

Can You Say Sugar Rush!

Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion of the year for Americans, chowing down 7 Billion pounds of candy in 2010, according to the National Confectioners Association.

In 2000, Americans spent nearly $1.9 billion on Easter candy, while Halloween sales were nearly $2 billion; Christmas, an estimated $1.4 billion; and Valentine’s Day, just over $1 billion. In 2010 we gobbled up 8.2 BILLION dollars in sweets–so much for improving the American diet!

Peter Rabbit Stew. Is The Holiday Bunny Cooked In Your House?

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail… hopping down the commercially over-exploited holiday trail.

And here’s the problem with the furry little critter…my second grader is about to make stew out of the whole Easter Bunny concept.

Well, it’s more like the connection between Jesus and the brightly colored eggs.  He’s 8-going-on-lawyer and is building his supporting arguments.  Questioning, Questioning, Questioning.  And the jury is out for him on this one.

But the big bunny isn’t the only fictional childhood character in the hot seat, just this past Christmas, Santa was called to the witness stand.  Since I wasn’t prepared with my closing argument as counsel for the defendant in this childhood-character-courtroom-drama, I did what any responsible parent would do, I simply countered, ‘what do YOU think?’