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I Think I Can – I Think I Can!

I Think I Can – I Think I Can!

I did a hard thing this week and I walked away with an equity offer and several offers for private introductions, including a personal intro to a billionaire investor. I’m still at the base of Mount Everest… but I think I can do this! To […]

Managing Mindset

Managing Mindset

Yesterday, I thought I might have a breakdown (or at least a meltdown). Instead of a breakdown… there was a glorious breakthrough! After getting ripped apart by investment judges for days, pitch after pitch, Momni was voted the #2 most likely to get funded company in […]

Deep Dive into Daily Connection

Deep Dive into Daily Connection

My son Ben is taking scuba lessons and Brigham sent me these fun photos. My favorite part of these photos is little brother Louis sitting on the edge of the pool watching big brother. Those two are a dynamic duo! Yesterday I texted Ben and […]

Why I LOVE Making Mistakes & Trying New Things (My First Ever Facebook Live)!!

Why I LOVE Making Mistakes & Trying New Things (My First Ever Facebook Live)!!

Today was my first day pitching Momni at BootUP, an accelerator for startups in Silicon Valley! I’m in a cohort of 10 amazing founders… here’s the lineup: Our first day consisted of each founder pitching and getting grilled with questions and blasted with feedback! IT […]

How to Know If You Are Pursuing the Right Path with Passion & Perseverance

How to Know If You Are Pursuing the Right Path with Passion & Perseverance

Brielle said “I love you” today for the first time. I love ALL of the “firsts” and it is just as joyful and thrilling with an 8th child’s firsts as it was with my first’s firsts. She was the pure joy of my morning today […]

Mastering Multitasking in Motherhood!

Mastering Multitasking in Motherhood!

Well, I don’t have it MASTERED… but today I definitely did the dance of combining motherhood and my grand to-do list! I’ll share some of the fun I had, some of the progress I made on my tasks and some tips on “Mastering Multitasking in […]

Launching Momni Today – With Courage, Tenacity, Grit!

Launching Momni Today – With Courage, Tenacity, Grit!

I’ve been doing something hard… since March of 2017, I’ve been working to launch a tech startup—Momni, the caresharing technology to link mothers together as a sharing economy solution to the global childcare crisis. I’m driven by pure passion and purpose to help mothers who […]

Power Notes from Tonight’s Mothers of Influence – Mom Club Meeting

Power Notes from Tonight’s Mothers of Influence – Mom Club Meeting

I always cherish every first Thursday when mama friends gather at my home to talk about how we can become better mothers, better wives, better women, better humans!! We generally follow the outline of the Mothers of Influence suggested meeting flow—and then add in A […]

The Power of Passion

The Power of Passion

A large portion of today was devoted to giving feedback to my son Ben about his college entrance essays. Tomorrow is the deadline for the 2018 application for BYU and he is hoping to be admitted. As I have read over his essays, I’ve been […]

Tribute Tuesday: Audrey Rindlisbacher

Tribute Tuesday: Audrey Rindlisbacher

Today I was privileged to interview Audrey Rindlisbacher, who was nominated for Tribute Tuesday. My weekly tributes honor motherhood by sharing the wisdom and experience of exemplary mothers. Enjoy Audrey’s Tuesday Tribute video! Meet Audrey: When traditional marriage therapy failed them, Audrey Rindlisbacher and her husband […]


Nominate a Magnificent Mother

TRIBUTES! Nominate a GREAT Mother!

TRIBUTES! Nominate a GREAT Mother!

I am excited to learn from great mothers and to share the learning with everyone!

Submit tributes HERE

I will contact nominated mothers and do a short video interview with them to ask them questions about the 3 areas of motherhood and inspiration that they were nominated for. Interviews will be published to the blog at mamakarmel.com and listed on the Tributes page at mamakarmel.com/tributes. Go — nominate an inspiring mother so that we may all learn together how to be great mothers. (nominate yourself and tell me three great things you would love to share about motherhood… )


Guest Mama Contributors

The Battle of Monday Night – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Battle of Monday Night – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Chalk it up as a successful Family Home Evening. That’s what I’ve decided to do. It’s after midnight, post-Monday-FHE chaos, and I can’t sleep because of what an amazing FHE we had. Oh yeah. What was so great about it, you ask? Let’s see… Was […]

Praying for…Trouble? – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Praying for…Trouble? – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

When you pray, you don’t normally expect to get a bad head cold. It’s not usually the way to detect answers from our Heavenly Father. But maybe sometimes it is? I’ve been thinking a lot about the new Disney movie, “Moana,” especially since we’ve watched […]

What I Do – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

What I Do – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

“So what do you do all day?” An innocent, conversational question. But this time, I was speechless.   We had invited some friends for dinner, a cute newlywed couple. The husband we’d known for some time, and we enjoyed a great evening catching up together. […]

The Manger Moments – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Manger Moments – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Christmas season is always inspiring and motivating for me. This year as I’ve studied parts of the New Testament regarding the Savior’s entry into mortality, the story of humble and faithful Mary, the sacred mother of Jesus Christ, has spoken to my heart. Her […]

Family – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Family – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

We live in a city in China where there are very few foreigners. With our four blondie children, we get a lot of attention, which some of us appreciate more than others. Yesterday we went to play as a family at a nearby plaza in […]