I’m Jude, the Inspirited Mom.
I’ve created this online space for women, especially moms, to have a brief interlude from a hectic day. Whether you’re a single woman working long hours a day or a mom whose hands are full, I hope you find something worth your time here.
Where it all began
It was my dream to be a hands-on mom to my kids. That is why when our first child was born I made sure I was fully committed to him. Since I worked from home then, there was no need for a “yaya”. But it was not easy! My mother was there to help me when I was at my wit’s end taking care of our first-born. The first four years of motherhood were probably the most difficult season for me. I had a three-year-old and another fully nursing baby. I felt alone because I had no other moms to talk to. All my other “mom friends” were busy taking care of their kids.
That’s when I started my online diary. I didn’t know I was already blogging. The entries were not regular, nor were they free from grammatical errors. The blog was a record of my personal essays, the joys, and challenges of being a first-time mom. This was also the same time that my love for writing came back. Old and forgotten memories started to rise from the dead, so to speak.
I remember writing short stories when I was ten years old, reading Nancy Drew books and Sweet Dreams pocketbooks. I even recalled my freshman year in high school as a news correspondent for the school paper. Twenty years or so later, I was rekindling that first love.
Why Inspirited Mom
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
It’s not easy being a mom. We all go through the same seasons of motherhood but we take different life lessons that are personal to us. What I’ve learned in my 14 years of being a mom is that life is hard, motherhood is challenging but there is one thing that can make it lighter.
My personal relationship with Jesus Christ has helped me go through the many challenges of motherhood. I am not proud of the many mistakes I made when I was a young mom. If I could only turn back time and redo those things, I would do it. But God has forgiven me. I have to forgive myself also. Life is hard, motherhood is challenging but having Jesus walk alongside me is the best gift I could ever have.
I’m not always cheerful or positive. I have my bad days, depressing days in fact. That’s okay. There are days I don’t feel like writing too. But it is in these moments that the Lord speaks to me. He humbles me if I have harbored any sin yet He also comforts and reassures my soul.
I want to pass on the wonderful things I am learning from the Lord. The Bible slowly changed the way I view God and life in general. As I continue to hunger for God’s word, he has been faithful in softening and molding my heart. I do not claim to be perfect nor holier than thou. What I am is an imperfect woman who wants to be transformed by the Word of God. The inspirations I receive from my daily aha moments with God I share once a week with anyone who wants to live their lives for God.
My life is not perfect. Even my relationship with God is not always rosy but I know that the mistakes I make are for a purpose. He teaches me, refines me and loves me despite my imperfection. It is in these moments that I find solace knowing that the God of the universe cares for me and wants me to be better, a better mom. The inspirations I receive from my daily aha moments with God I share once a week with anyone who wants to live their lives for God.
What can you expect
As a subscriber, you will get first dibs as soon as a blog post is live. I will be sharing from these topics that may interest you:
- Devotionals for women
- Homeschooling ideas for elementary and middle school
- Parenting and Marriage
- Book and Product Reviews
- Family Recipes
Motherhood is like an action-packed novel. Each chapter captures the different trials and triumphs the main character has to go through. The greater the challenges, the more intrigued we are to find out what’s going to happen next to our beloved character. Ultimately, the protagonist finds joy in the end of her journey in a dramatic ending. Kudos to the Author for writing a brilliant masterpiece. Praise to our God for making us the mothers He wants us to be.