2022 Hopemade Word of the Year

Hopemade Word for 2022: Express After doing my 3-step reflection (end of year) process, I came back to a place I often come back to. I’m sure you know exactly how that feels. Is there a recurring theme in your life? Something you always set out for, voluntarily or involuntarily, yet, it still remains something […]

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The Cure to FOMO: JOMO

I recently met this trend in the mental wellness corner of the interwebs called JOMO. JOMO is the antidote to the oddly relatable and somewhat shameful Fear Of Missing Out, better known as FOMO. By switching F to J, and using cognitive retraining, one can deal with their fear of missing by reimagining it as […]

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10 Things to Look Forward to When You Become a Homemaker

Writing this list of things to look forward to helped ease my anxiety about financial provision, which was the biggest concern for me as a mother. I was delighted to find several reasons why homemaking would be rewarding in ways that money could not buy.

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Moms Have Dreams, Too (& Yes, It’s Okay!)

It’s easy to martyr yourself for the greater good. It’s even easier to resent the greater good because of your own choice to pursue martyrdom. While I wholeheartedly believe in godly submission to your husband and service to your family, there is still room for a mom to be the woman God made her to […]

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A Brief Commentary on the Distinction Between Feminism & Femininity

Much of the world’s philosophies teach us that women are “socially constructed” weak creatures, that women have to fight by men’s rules for the sake of success, and that girls who embrace their femininity rather than reject/exploit it are simply victims of the patriarchy. Because could you imagine being a girl who enjoys typically girly […]

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5 Ways to Define Your Life Dream

AKA Your Jam, Passion, Calling… For many a reason, people feel disconnected from their calling and spend time “soul searching” to find answers about what it is they should make of their lives. They don’t know what career to follow, what city to set roots in, what hobbies they enjoy, what friends they like to […]

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My Word for 2021

I shared journal prompts to help you pick a word and mission statement for a new year or season of life. It just felt right to follow that up with my own thought process so you could see how answers to the prompts formed a direction to follow.

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Peacefully Planning for a New Year

Here are some journaling prompts to guide you through your Peaceful Planning for the new year.
Remember the key is growing as an individual, when you are supported in personal development you are more capable to take on those projects and goals that will propel you forward.

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What is Your Word for 2021?

Picking a word for the new year over making resolutions has been a thing for awhile. Last year, I hopped on board and chose the word ‘courage’ for 2020. In addition to choosing courage, I made ONE new year resolution and that was “to fail a lot.” The idea is that stepping out of my […]

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