Start! 3 Empowering Things To Do Today To Change Your Life!

Want to Change Your Life? Want to start EMPOWERING yourself TODAY?

Two words.

Two small, simple words.

Just start.

That’s it.

Yes, it’s that simple. Read it again.

But there’s a little more to it.  Here’s HOW to make it count and work it to CHANGE YOUR LIFE…  Here’s the key..

Jumping Naked on a Trampoline and Other Empowering Things To Do – Why YOU SHOULD!

It’s sweltering outside!

Time to shed some clothes and have some summer fun! (That’s definitely an Empowering Thing!)

So what will you do today? Some fun in the sun and Swimming? Looking for things to do at this mid-point in the summer?

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.

Dancing, Jumping, even toe-touches on a trampoline….

Naked toe-touches.

Wow. Now THAT’s a visual.

CRIME ALERT! Don’t Let Energy Robbers Steal Your Power!

Crime Scene: Negative People and Energy Robbers Crime Wave There’s a crime wave sweeping the country.  Are YOU their target? Or are you, this very minute, being ROBBED?

It happens to all of us.  And it’s happened to me.

I’ve been ROBBED!

Energy Robbers have stolen my time and energy and the Negative Nellies threaten to take over.  Yes, Negative People are Energy Drainers. Has this ever happened to you?  They are everywhere. And they will steal you blind! They are Energy Drainers and many are Complainers.

Here’s what YOU can do to prevent yourself from being a victim of negative ENERGY ROBBERS. Instead – here’s some powerful tips you can use right now to EMPOWER yourself and remove the negative, energy-drainers from your life.

“Momma, What Happened?” How To Talk To Your Kids About The News

“Momma, What Happened?!” How To Talk To Your Kids About The News.

“Momma, What happened?!” (How could I possibly tell them the news?)

“What?”, I scurried to wipe my tears, stalling to steal a few minutes to compose myself.

“Momma! You’re crying! What’s wrong?!”, my 10-year-old is now wide-eyed and scared. In seconds, my twin 8-year-olds are by my side, just as scared.

I tried more stalling and mumbled something incoherent.

I couldn’t lie.  I couldn’t evade.

But how do I tell them of the atrocities?

After The Storms, Looking For Missing Loved Ones? Here’s Help. And How YOU Can Help Now After The Storms.

America’s Heartland is Heartbroken today.

Are you looking for a loved one, or just desperate to help others and don’t know how?  Here’s some essential information, websites and resources for you.

Right now, sites are already set up to assist locating those missing or others unaccounted for as of yet.

We are not helpless – you can make a difference.  Here’s how you EMPOWER yourself, your community, OUR world amidst devastating storms. Floods in the south, recent earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, and now tornadoes overnight virtually erasing the town of Joplin, Missouri off the map, and battering several other towns in Kansas, Missouri, and Minnesota.

Want to help, but don’t know what to do?  There ARE ways you can help now. YOU can help make an Impact after the storms.

And you can TEACH YOUR KIDS to help too.

Here’s some resources for all the latest information.

Should You Stay At Home When Your Kids Are Older?

Meredith Viera

Meredith Vieira recently announced she will be leaving the TODAY anchor chair to spend more time with her husband and college-aged children.

When a woman at the top of her profession with older children exits the office for a career slow-down or hiatus, some people scratch their heads – why now? Don’t kids need their moms less as they get older?

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I am agnostic when it comes to what Moms should do.  It is UP TO YOU! A Stay-at-home Mom works just as much as a Working Mom (outside the home).  One of the reasons I started this blog was to get information like this out there.  In this piece, Alexa Aguilar makes some interesting points that I want to share.

Empowered Information: Why Marriages Take a Nose Dive After the First Child is Born

Along with shopping for sippy cups and strollers, expectant parents may want to consider another task for their to-do list: honing their marriage skills.

Numerous studies have shown that a couples’ satisfaction with their marriage takes a nose dive after the first child is born. Sleepless nights and fights over whose turn it is to change diapers can leach the fun out of a relationship.

Dominick Reuter for the Wall Street Journal

Now, a growing number of mental-health professionals are advising couples to undergo pre-baby counseling to hash out marital minefields such as divvying up baby-related responsibilities, money issues and expectations for sex and social lives. A growing number of hospitals, midwives and doulas (birth coaches who provide physical and emotional support) are teaching relationship skills alongside childbirth education classes.

About two-thirds of couples see the quality of their relationship drop within three years of the birth of a child, according to data from the Relationship Research Institute in Seattle, a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening families. Conflict increases and, with little time for adult conversation and sex, emotional distance can develop.

The Empowered Mom says: What a buzz kill, isn’t it.  Seriously, if that’s not some of the best birth control, then I don’t know what is!  And, by the way — If you have kids, then you already know the information presented in this Wall Street Journal article is NO JOKE.  That’s what’s so frightening.  It’s kinda like we wait and wish and hope and pray for the marriage, family, kids, dog, house…. and then BAM! The reality sometimes, well, sucks. Or rather, its repercussions on some components of our lives flat-out – well…falls flat.

There’s more to come – keep reading.