You have to be brave with your life…

… so that others can be brave with theirs.”

This is a must watch.

You have to be brave with your life…

It is dynamic. Significant. Moving. Touching. Powerful. Tender.

If ever a piece of media reflected a mother’s heart…

Last weekend I went to Houston for the Mom 2.0 Summit. This video by Katherine Center was a highlight of my time there.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I often get lost in the “mechanics” of motherhood… I forget to look. I forget to be intentional. I forget the powerful role I play in the lives of my children.

On Friday evening the attendees were taken by party bus to the Mom 2.0 Foto-Fest Gallery. While there, Katherine Center  asked, “What do you do that matters?”

We chose words and those words were painted on.

Me and Amy

I love this picture. Amy chose “love”. I chose “shine”. We both added the Twitter hashtag  – #… on account of the fact we are always representin’.

I want to ask YOU… What word would you have chosen?

What do YOU do that matters?

Because what you do… does matter.


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11 Responses to “You have to be brave with your life…”

  1. Jenny,

    I LOVE this video! If I was there (which I am sorry I missed) I would have chosen “Inspire”. I try to inspire my children, family and friends around me to be all they can be, passing on a “you can do it” attitude. The reason for this mission in life is because I truly have benefited from a mother who inspired me, and gave me a survivor attitude. I have faced many hard times in life, and the “inspiration” within me has brought me through so much.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Eric says:

    Hi Jenny,
    Thanks for being you! I enjoy your posts and your love of family.
    If I had been there, as a father, I would have chosen “Support”. To be supportive of ALL of my childs choices.

    You are the best.


  3. That video is very touching. I enjoyed it!

  4. Christy Bue says:


  5. Tamara Sellman says:

    Awesome post, Jenny, thanks for sharing!

  6. Tamara, again says:

    Oh, and my word? Lantern

  7. Michelle W. says:

    Thanks for posting that! it was beautiful.
    Can I just choose one word?
    The first one I thought of was NURTURE.

    But I think much more accurate is CREATE.

  8. LOVE the video. I think I’d be with Amy … Love. I always say live life in love!

  9. Stephanie Kirk says:

    I was pleasantly surprised to see you chose ‘Shine.’ I’ve always been drawn to that single word as my tiny little mantra. So my word would certainly have been ‘Shine’, with ‘Feed’ coming in a close second.

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