“No matter what you do, there will be critics.”

Don’t be afraid to pursue your own dreams based on what others say when you share your idea. Use criticism to strengthen your resolve and refine your goals.

If you are brave enough to share your vision with others you might hear some popular and expected responses. Of all the moms that I have met and interviewed each one has had their critics. Statements such as, “it has already been done”, “how will you find the time” or “what happens if you fail?” Instead of allowing any doubts to stop your pursuit, use the criticism to refine your focus.

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“Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.” Lloyd Jones

At moments I am paralyzed with fear that my efforts to build a website focused on inspiring other moms will fail miserably.  Who am I to think that my words and the stories of others who motivate me, will have the same effect on my readers.  I have such lofty goals for this site…can I even live up to my own expectations?

 

 I can sit here on my living room chair (aka my home office) and fearlessly start typing, or I can continually look back on today and regret that I didn’t just give it a shot.   There is a chance that I fall short of expectations, but there is also a chance that I surpass my expectations.

If I motivate one mom, to take action to turn some goal or dream into a reality, then my efforts are not in vain.

 

“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! Continue reading