One of my goals with this blog (along with keeping a family record, giving me an avenue to share thoughts, and helping me be deliberate in what I do as a mother) is to promote the power in motherhood. I have realized that the good things we do as mothers can have a positive ripple-effect if we share them with others. One very sweet girl at the last Time Out for Women came up to me and one of the nicest compliments ever when she told me that this blog “makes motherhood ‘cool'” and I have carried that close to my heart ever since. Motherhood is the most important “career” in the world and if we can popularize how rewarding it is then we can change families for the better.
Ever since I was named to represent other mothers as the National Young Mother of the Year (back here) I have been pondering what in the world to do to fully honor that stewardship. I have done a few interviews and speeches, but I figured that what would honor motherhood the very most is to help empower mothers by co-hosting a Power of Moms Motherhood Retreat. The American Mothers Inc. has pretty much the same goals as Power of Moms does and together the two organizations can be a powerful force to be reckoned with.