Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Womanhood: That big awesome club

I kind of don't want to post anything, because I'd like Easter to linger for just a little while longer.  Everything that I think about saying to you, seems to pale in comparison with all of the great testimonies from our Easter Blog Party.  

You know, on Saturday nearly 4,000 people came to my site...say what???
Looking for Easter stuff to do with their families, no doubt.
I'm glad.

By now you should be aware of the fact that I live in Pennsylvania, but did you know that it is the state with the lowest number of Mormons per capita?  Blogging gives a Mormon woman like me access to every other Mormon woman...every other Christian woman...every other mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend who wants just what I feel connected, to be inspired, and to make the most of every day.

I think about all of you who have dropped by to see me since I began blogging.
Most of you, I don't know in real life.
But I know You, surely, I do.  

You are women just like me:  
hard-working, big-dreaming, righteously-scheming

As members of Club Womanhood, we support each other, encourage and inspire one another as we aspire to fulfill the all-important, God-given roles of our lives that have been tailor-made for each one of us.  

So to the 4,000 of you who visited me on Saturday, I say, thank you, and to the 15,000 or so other individuals who have stopped by to leave a word of support and encouragement over the last year or two, I say OBRIGADA!

I'd like to be able to get to know you each better, so please leave me a comment with your blog so I can hop on over and return the favor.

Have a great day!
(I'm off to register Guy for kindergarten!!)


  1. I typically don't comment on people's blogs but I just wanted to tell you how much you inspire me.

    A few months ago I happened upon your blog (I don't even remember how). It was when you were ending the spotlights for the Family Proclamation. I noticed that one of the people who wrote a post was one of my friends. Turns out it is your sister Cara Kennedy. She and I attend the same date night group. Love her!

    Anyway, I have since been following your blog and it is so inspiring. We are slowly working our way through the Family Proclamation and I really loved all the little things you did to bring Christ into Easter.

    Thank you for taking the time to write this blog. It really does make a difference. If you ever come visit your sister, I would love to meet you.

    Have a great day!

  2. As you know I have been coming since the Family celebration.

    I don't come because I like you, (although that is a big thing for me...I don't keep going somewhere if I don't like them) I come because you are amazing.

    Your blog is a place to be inspired and uplifted. I appreciate that.

    Keep going. We all love it, that is why we come.

  3. You know I've known you've been awesome since our days back at Miami. . .now your awesomeness just keeps growing. :) Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Gotta love those big peak days! They are a nice little surprise (and motivation) to keep on going. Someday we will meet in real life my friend!

  5. I love that blogging has introduced me to so many amazing women!

  6. What a positive, fist-pumping post! I feel like I did when Sheri Dew used to speak at Conference. We are righteous women -- hear us roar :)

    I appreciate finding so many women who share similar values and perspectives, as well as those amazing women who I'm growing to love who are different.

  7. :) LOVE this post! You are so inspiring and I love to check out your blog...

    Righteous Women UNITE!

  8. 4000. Wow! That makes you famous in blogosphere, right? Even if it doesn't I'm proud to say I know you and will continue following your blog.

  9. The Easter series was truly wonderful, and I'm glad to learn that so many people took advantage of it!


  10. As an adult convert to the church, one of the things that amazed me was how cohesive the women are. In my pre-church life, the women I knew were catty and competitive. There was little lifting up of each other, unless the lifter also had something to gain. Since joining the church, I have met many other wonderful non-LDS woman so I know this is not so much an LDS thing, but it is lovely none-the-less.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

  11. Checking in from the other side of the globe with a heartfelt thank you for sharing wonderful thoughts, activities and your testimony this Easter. Nina in Norway :)

  12. Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful blog with uplifting posts. I love finding activities to do with my children on here and reading about your sweet testimony.
    You deserve 4000 visitors...actually, you deserve 40,000. This is such a wonderful blog and I love recommending it to other LDS women that I know.

  13. I have so thoroughly enjoyed your blog! You are so inspiring and so real. I've loved our correspondence, too. You are an awesome woman! Too bad I don't live in PA... Or maybe you should move to FL (Jacksonville, please)!!
    Here's my blog in case you want to visit again...

  14. Thank you so much for your blog. It is one my favorites on my google/reader feed. I just love seeing what you're up to and thinking and it helps me to focus my thoughts in a more productive way. My blog isn't much, but it is an outlet from time to time.


  15. wow, that's nice. I like your photo here--it catches your style!

  16. It has been wonderful getting to hang with other women of faith through your site. Your site especially made our Easter extra special this year by helping us center the holiday around our Savior. We look forward to your future posts!

  17. I also live in PA and us Mormon ladies are few and far apart!! I love your blog and read it daily! It's amazing how powerful women who live the gospel can be! Thanks for sharing all that you do! It's the daily boost I need!

  18. wow, how did you build your readership. I'm impressed!

  19. 4,000? That is awesome! Your blog is my FIRST place to go when I need a little inspiration or a great FHE idea. I appreciate SO much the way you make the gospel accessible to your young children - it helps me do the same. Thank you!

    I'm usually here as "JBSquared" but I just started a new blog called Twiddler House. Here's the link if you ever feel like stopping by:

    Keep up the good work, I am so glad I found you! :)

  20. Let's just say that I have loved all of the posts and will continue to enjoy your site.
    It has been uplifting and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your ideas, thoughts,and testimony of the Gospel. Thanks for inspiring us all!
    Blessings to you!

  21. Your testimony is refreshing and you make me feel so not a lone sometime even in this great sister hood we have there are some of us. Who try to just who we are and stand still not trying to say that we are better by what do or don't do we are just trying to be who we are and live true to our savior. Thanks so much for helping me feel not so a lone :0)

  22. I also love my sisters in the club of Womanhood.

    I keep up with your blog better than my own but you can check it out anyway.

    And my African missionary's letters are here:

  23. I'm Elizabeth, I am working on a blog that is all about Womanhood. Well about harnessing the power of womanhood, with uplifting, encouraging, thought provoking content. I would love to use this blog post, well in part, as its totally perfect.

  24. You have so many great ideas..I love following your blog and have used many ideas in teaching my daughter and other children that come in to our home. I love the way you write and the inspiring ideas you have to help us all rear and raise our children better. I love love love your blog and will keep coming back because you have a way with words, creativity and inspiration that makes it easier to teach and train the ones I love the most!