“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”- Lao Tzu

This is where my journey begins. It is the first step in my thousand-mile journey of reaching out to mothers all over the world. I am writing this first blog on Mother’s Day morning with my three boys running around like maniacs. I know there are millions of mothers out there on this day, at this very same minute, trying to get something done amid the chaos and happiness called motherhood.

The inspired mom website was born from my own need to find inspiration and support to pursue my personal dreams while raising children, nurturing my relationship with my husband, working outside the home and volunteering at the kids school. You know what I mean because most of you do those things too!

I hope to share with other mothers:

Support for reaching your personal goals- fitness, family or business related.

Inspirational stories of other mothers.

Tips to keep you motivated.

If you sign up for the newsletter (see the bottom right corner) you will receive an inspirational quote every one or two weeks. This will not be spam or advertising- just a thought provoking quote and a link to the inspired mom website if you want to read more.

Join me on my journey to discover inspirational women around the country and find support to follow your own dreams- whatever they may be.

41 thoughts on ““A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”- Lao Tzu

  1. Congratulations, on your first step in a thousand-mile journey of reaching out to mothers all over the world.
    looks great :) keep it up.
    kelly d

  2. Very cool… look forward to the evolution of the site… you are definitely an inspiring mom and friend… JT

  3. Kristin- Looks great! On Mother’s Day I flew cross country with a one year old and six year old shoved into coach. I didn’t pack enough diapers and she had a second poop on the plane. The only other Mom on the plane with twin babies was traveling in first class so I borrowed a diaper from Marcia Cross sitting in first class who brought her babies back to the end of coach to meet Natalie after I changed her diaper! Anyway, just another crazy day in the life of a Mom. Congrats on your new web site! Can’t wait for more motivational stories! Carol

  4. Your goal to inspire me and many other moms like ourselves is already at work! I look forward to watching your site blossom. Congratulations Kristin! Jules

  5. The site is beautiful. I really admire what you are doing here and look forward to benefitting from it and contributing to it along the way.
    Inspired Moms ROCK! Best, Wendy

  6. Lookin’ good, Kristin! I’m looking forward to seeing more as you go. Consider me inspired!

  7. Kristin, looks awesome. I’m very proud of you and I think Dads can be inspired too.

    Your Husband Brad

  8. I am so proud of you! You have been an inspiration to me for the last 25 years!

  9. Kristin,
    Congratulations on your first step! Nothing is harder than taking that first step. Too many people are paralyzed into inaction in fulfilling their dreams so people like you who actually do something are a true inspiration. You’ll never know what seeds you sow out there for other women to reach out for their dreams.

  10. Kristin, it’s beautiful and makes an instant impression on one’s level of inspiration. I’m so proud of my dear friend! Look forward to reading it often…!


  12. Kristin,
    It is so great to recieve your email and I am so thrilled for you and your accomplishment! Your website is beautiful and I so look forward to receiving daily inspirations. Although down here in LJ, I am feeling what every other mom is~busy! Thank you for including me and sending lot of love. xoxoSusan

  13. Kristin, You have three beautiful boys and still manage to find the time to start a fantastic website…… that is true inspiration for me! Congrats!

  14. Kristin,
    I am SO impressed and inspired by your courage and leap of faith in following your dream to set up this website. Your actions speak louder than your words! You are a true role model and a true inspiration! Looking forward to seeing your website flourish and grow.

  15. Congratulations Kristin!!! What a great accomplishment – to be the example you represent on your awesome website!
    You are an amazing mother and sister – an inspiration to all who know you. Keep up the great work.
    Much love,

  16. kristin,
    you did it babe….i never had a single doubt you wouldnt see this one of many projects through. you have the magic touch. as i sit here reading through your inspirationals stories, i am envisioning the next “carrie bradshaw” in you. i’ll be your nyc samantha! haha! keep going, i look forward to your future stories and inspirations! love you, xo sue-ann

  17. Kristin, I wish I could say I was surprised, but I never expected any less than perfection from you! How you find the time to do all the things you do and be a great mom, I will never understand. Maybe this website will be the key for me…Best wishes on a great launch. The website looks amazing and, more importantly, the content is truly motivating. Keep it coming!

  18. Kristin, Consider me inspired! I can’t wait to pass this on to some more of my friends. And I can’t wait to start on some of my own goals and dreams. Thanks for the kickstart.

  19. As I read this, I too get a “Carrie Bradshaw” for “moms” version! You can be the Manhattan Beach “Carrie” opposed to the Manhattan, NY one. :)
    Good for you and my best~

  20. Kristen, what an accomplishment for you to have seen your inspiring website to fruition. Knowing you and all you already do, this is fabulous! Everybody talks about all the things they always want to do but so few take action. You inspire me everyday and this is a really wonderful moment to see the launch of your beautiful website! xoxo (P.S. I loved reading about Beth!)

  21. You had a vision and you saw it through! Great Job! I have really enjoyed reading this inspiring website and have forwarded it on to other moms who I know will enjoy it just as much. Thanks for sharing Kristin!

  22. I am so impressed with your courage to do something like this. i love it already, and I am anxious to see upcoming inspirations! Keep them coming!

    Karen Iantuono

  23. Kristin, you are truly an amazing and yes, inspiring, woman. I wish you much success with your wonderful website and will do my part to spread the word. As a number of friends noted above, the appeal of the site and the quality of the content would be suprising if it were other than a Kristin Benz-Coons Production! You go, girl… and bring us along with you!

  24. Kristin,
    I love what you’re doing, here and in life! You rock! Congrats on your website. It’s wonderful and I look forward to more to come!

  25. Kristin,
    Your vision for encouraging women to make the most of themselves and their dreams is inspiring! Your message will certainly make the world a better place as is sure to have a trickle-down effect. I admire you and thank you for following your dream! You are the Carrie of the West! Much love to you!

  26. Kristin,
    Thank you for your thoughtful perspective and for reminding all that are lucky to read this blog exactly why life is good…
    With three boys, a happy marriage, and so much going on in your life, I’m inspired by your ambition to do more and be more. Rock on, love! Christine

  27. Kristin – This is very exciting! It is incredible (but not surprising!) that you were able to launch this site with your very full personal life. I’m very impressed!! I LOVE the name, the design, the mission and the content. I look forward to being inspired many times over! Congratulations!!!


  28. Kristin,
    Thank you for sharing your thoughtful, honest and inspiring stories with us. We “aspiring” moms must stick together and we can with blogs like these. I look forward to reading on a regular basis.
    Congratulations on taking time to pursue this dream!

  29. Congratulations for your most inspiring and motivational piece..It touches every mothers heart and keep to be motivated as a real good mothers.It enlightens the visions to pursue dreams!thank you so much for sharing your own way how!!keep it up and be the light to every moms.God bless!

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  31. connie diamond – Thank you Jon and Kelsey! What a bfuutieal short film that captured the love and laughter of our amazing wedding day! We can’t wait to see the full length film that we just got in the mail ;) thanks again!Love-Connie & Alex Diamond

  32. Marv Diamond – 5 glorious stars!!! It doesn’t get btteer than this. A beautiful memory of your special day. Can’t wait to see the full version. What’s Lam talkin ’bout? Love you both, Dad

  33. ohhh my gosh these are lovely!! they are so in love it’s btfeuiaul to see lucky lucky baby to be born into this relationship! love the whole set the laughs they share are giving me warm fuzzies btfeuiaul color and light throughout!

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