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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Mothers of Magnitude Manifesto

WE ARE WOMEN OF GREATNESS. We were once lost in our divine role as Mother but have found ourselves again. We know we are of great importance, first to ourselves and second, to those around us. WE ARE NOT PERFECT AND WILL QUIT STRIVING FOR PERFECTION. Reaching full potential is not the same thing as perfection—there is no perfect. We vow to do our best, knowing our best is good enough. We will not judge another MOM’s best because her best is also good enough. WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF DREAMING BIG. We will not let society make...

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