What Empowers Me

What is Empowered Mom?

After retiring The Homemaking Cottage website, I thought I would move on and not go back to writing online.  *Insert snicker*


God had other plans for me and soon I felt inspired to begin Empowered Mom. What is the Empowered Mom?  I feel empowered with all the knowledge and experiences I've gained over the years. I feel compelled to continue to pay it forward.  As an empowered mom, I hope to create a space for inspiration, thoughtful posts, and more-- to create a tribe of women who are daily becoming empowered and successful in all they do.

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Books Empower Me

“We may have fellowship and rank with the chosen and the mighty of every place and time according to our own wish.  And if we want to be the companions of the nobles, all we need to do is to make ourselves noble.  We do not need to lack for conversation with the wise; if we understand wisdom, we shall hear it on every hand.  We have only one limitation; and that is, if we do not rise to them, they cannot stoop to us.  The influence of great books upon us is miraculous." -Sterling W. Sill

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Doterra Essential Oils Empower Me

We use essential oils daily in our home.  As a mom, it helps me to feel empowered that I have recources for ensuring optimal health for my family one drop of essential oil at a time.

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Plexus Empowers Me

We've enjoyed the daily benefits of Plexus for several years now.  There are so many wonderful things to say about how you feel when you improve your gut health.

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Energy Therapy Empowers Me

Energy therapy or energy medicine is a blanket term for any therapy that manipulates and aligns the energy circuits in our physical and spiritual bodies to regain balance.  The modality that I use is one that I began called Lifeology. It is the study of the mind, body, and spirit to quickly, easily, and painlessly clear away blocks and darkness that are keeping you from healing and happiness.

Energy healing takes a holistic approach, similar to a tree. If the branch is sick, you must get to the roots to find the causes so the entire tree can be rebalanced. Working with the subtle energy systems, both the conscious and subconscious minds, releases and removes the kinks in the energy flow where the cause of disease on all levels, mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally can be located.

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My Tribe is Empowering

A friend of mine recently said to "STOP saying 20 years" every time I refer to how long I've been online.  {smile}  It's because we're both getting old and 20 years is just surreal.  But, I'm still "hip" and I love my online tribe.  Facebook especially.  Hope you'll join all the fun offerings I have there.

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If you haven't heard about the keto diet for weight loss and healthy living, stick around here long enough and you'll get more than a fair share's portion.  I thought for sure I'd never lose weight after my 11th child was born until I began the keto diet with intermittent fasting.

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  • Confession
  • Nicolette on Christmas morning!  She loved her unicorn!
  • Car selfie! 🤣😂😅 I’m sharing my very lofty reading challenge here.  With school and everything else, if I accomplish this reading list I know I’ll be more knowledgable than I can imagine.  What’s on your to-read list?

The essential Rumi
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Bridget Jones’s Diary
The Children’s War
Road to Tara: The Life of Margaret Mitchell
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
One Pair of Hands
Olivia Twist
Oliver Twist
Chicken Every Sunday: my life with Mother’s Boarders
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies
Portrait of a Marriage: Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson 
A Thatched Roof 
Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette
Porto Bello Gold
Tell me a Riddle
The Road
On The Road
The name of the Rose
The Fountainhead
Eva Luna
Cider with Rosie
Eleanor Roosevelt volumes 1 & 2
Daughter of Fortune
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
The Grass Harp
A Terrible Beauty
The Prince of Tides
The Shell Seekers 
The Memory of Us
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty 
The Sea, The Sea 
Ordinary Grace
The Secret of Lost Things
Start Where You Are: a guide to compassionate living
The Library at the Edge of the World
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Crucible
The Hearth is a Lonely Hunter
Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
We Shook the Family Tree
The Devil in the White City
Mrs. Poe
Year of Wonders
Mrs. Milburn’s Diaries: Am Englishwoman’s Everyday Reflections
The Man Who Was Thursday 
Tramp for the Lord
The Handmaid’s Tale
The English Patient
Bleak House
Madame Bovery 
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Agnes Grey
The Mayor of Casterbridge
The Lonesome Gods
Atlas Shrugged
The Old Curiosity Shop
  • What do we do for fun dates?  Grocery shopping! 😂
  • Mom and girl time!
  • Our dear Charisa-return missionary from Birmingham, England.
  • Here I am this Christmas season. 🎄
  • Our precious Nicolette

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