KSL Blogger Night: Behind the studios

Everyone knows I’m all about living out dreams. Here’s a little secret: there was a time in junior high when I wanted to be a news anchor! I changed my mind a little in college and majored in public relations instead. And then I married a sports anchor, go figure.  As newlyweds, I followed him to Kansas and Oklahoma and watched while he delivered the sports five nights a week. Well, last week it was my turn to give anchoring the news a try! KSL graciously hosted over 40 bloggers for a Blogger Meet and Greet night. So much fun! Talk...

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Wooden Word Blocks Giveaway

I am so excited for our next Launch Party Giveaway! I don’t know about you, but I think it’s time for a PLAYDATE!! Summer Scraps is ready to help you (and a friend) get your craft on by giving away a word block kit to one lucky random winner. The lucky winner will actually win TWO word block kits (identical), one for them and one for the friend they are going to invite over for a craft playdate! Here are some of the cute block sets to choose from: How To Enter: If you haven’t already, Enter your email...

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3 steps to increase your self-worth as a mother

I met my husband downtown for our Valentine’s lunch date. The restaurant was fancy, the food was excellent and the company even better. But the minute he asked me how I was doing, I couldn’t hold back the tears. I had no right to cry. I had no right to be unhappy. I was surrounded by blessings. So why did I feel such an empty spot? My feelings were not rational but, for me, they were real. I loved my husband and I loved my children, but I still felt stuck. I felt stuck in my role as a...

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Win Business Cards and Define Your Roles

Continuing with our Launch Party giveaways, today’s sponsor is ready to help you with MOM Resolution #3: Define & Protect Your Roles with 250 Business (or Mommy) Cards! PrintRunner knows all about following dreams!  The company was established with little more than a small press and a dream. Ten years later the company became one of the foremost quality printers in Southern California. PrintRunner is a full service high quality printing company that offers online business card printing! One random winner will get: Business Card Size and Style Business Cards: 2×3.5 (Standard) Quantity:   250 Colors:    4/4 Color Both Sides Paper:...

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Live Launch Winners

We had so much fun today! Thanks for everyone who entered our drawings.  All winners were chosen at random.  The winners are….(drum roll please)…. The winner of the sterling silver “I Am Valuable” necklace (valued at $40.00) is Summer!  Please email us your mailing address.   The winner of the sterling silver “Dreams Are Real” necklace (valued at $40.00) is Vicki W.! Please email us your mailing address. The winner of the Family Home Evening Kit is Jody W.! I will send your email to Sarah and she’ll be in contact with you!   Congrats everyone! Make sure to...

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Live Launch Party!

We launched MOMentity with a Google+ Hangout Live Party. We chatted with some great moms! Now your newest friends:  Sarah of Confessions of a Slacker Mom, Lisa of Lose With Lisa, and Lindsey of The R House. Take a look! (My favorite part starts about 6 minutes...

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MOMentity on TV!

On May 24, 2012 MOMentity debuted on television when I was interviewed by Tanya Papanikolas on KSL Today, the local NBC affiliate. I am so excited to spread the MOMentity Process to the world and help as many moms as I can find their unique identity, love their life, and become a Mother of...

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MOM Resolution #6: Everyone Needs Playdates

Years ago I remember a phone conversation I had with a long-time friend. We were at two very different stages in life. She had four children and had just gone back to school. She had new friends and new adventures in her life. She had just told me about some of the new, extreme sports she had taken up like paragliding and rock climbing. Then she asked me, “so what do YOU do for fun?” I sank in my chair. I had no idea. I had nothing to say. At the time, my second child was only a few...

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MOM Resolution #5: Cherish My Children

Now I that I had specific times for Working Me, I wasn’t sneaking off to my laptop every chance I got.  It was time to spend quality time with my children. I wanted to cherish my children. I wanted to live fully in each moment. We cuddled on the couch. We made tracks for Matchbox cars, built play dough stations, drew hopscotch on the sidewalk. We played Ring-around-the-rosie and Hide-and-seek. Have you played Hide-and-seek lately? I don’t mean let-them-hide-while-you-pretend-to-seek-and-fold-laundry. You hide! Pick a really great spot. Get there and stay quiet. When their little feet pass you by, wait...

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MOM Resolution #4: Leverage My Time

Once you have decided your most important roles, it’s time to make time for them! I know this is tricky. It seems there is never enough time. When I was first learning to Leverage My Time, my twin toddlers had just gone from two naps a day to one. Losing that extra two hours a day was already sending me spinning! I could hardly find time to shower! But my new goals were important to me. Joy from living at my full potential was important to me.  It was time to control my time, not allowing my time (or...

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MOM Resolution #3: Define & Protect My Roles

Sometimes the most difficult thing can be paving a way to gain control of our life and schedule. It’s particularly when we wear many different hats and have many responsibilities. Define It’s important to Define and Protect Your Roles. This means taking a step back and looking into our life, our actual life. Not the life we’d like to have. Let’s be honest here. What are all the hats you wear, the roles you play? Which ones are most dominant?  Mine are Mother, Wife and Entrepreneur. If you are to truly succeed in the important areas in your life...

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MOM Resolution #2: Dreams Are Real

Dreams are a funny thing. We’re not talking about the kind of dreams that come to us in our sleep.  We’re talking about real dreams. Goals and desires that rest in our soul. Many of them have been living there for as long as we can remember. Dormant. Some of them placed in us before we even came to be. Dreams are what we’ve always hoped to do, what we’ve always loved to do, what we were born to do. We can try to stifle them, or re-prioritize them but they will—at the most inconvenient times—resurface and pound on...

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MOM Resolution #1: I Am Valuable

I met my husband downtown for our Valentine’s lunch date. The restaurant was fancy, the food was excellent and the company even better. But the minute he asked me how I was doing, I couldn’t hold back the tears. I should be happier than this. I was surrounded by blessings. So why did I feel such an empty spot? My husband and I had a great conversation that afternoon.  And I had an aw-haw moment. I realized the admiration he had for me. I realized how important I was to my children. I remembered the value I once saw...

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Is This For Real? How MOMentity Began

The house was  finally quiet. My four children were in bed—for now. Even my husband had gone to bed, leaving me sitting on my favorite couch.  Just how I wanted it. My favorite couch is an old hand-me-down love seat with a bold, plaid pattern that really was trendy fifteen years ago. But pattern or no pattern, I love that love seat. And, in the dark, I don’t notice the forrest green and maroon. I only notice the way the cushions support my back. They are always there for me. I could also feel the familiar heat from my...

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