EmpowerAMom.com products now for sale!

Proudly South African! Products sewn by mothers in Africa working hard to provide for their families. When you buy EmpowerAMom.com hand-made products, YOU create jobs in Africa and empower moms.

Last day to place your order is December 4th (for international shipping reasons).

BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY WEEK-LONG SALE (ends Monday, Dec. 1st)! $14 pillow covers (Mix and Match 18" x 18" - choose any color or pattern)

Buy now! Check out our cool products online in our Etsy Shop...

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Julie writes an e-book!

Miscarriage: A Crown of Beauty for Ashes

These are the real-life, tell-all stories of 5 amazing women (plus my own) who had a miscarriage in the past and are now currently pregnant.

Each of us took our own time…our own path to embrace grief & joy, death & new life, pain & healing.

Please grab a cup of coffee, get comfy and lean in close to hear the heartbeat of these incredible mothers.

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Julie loves motherhood! She started Motherhood is Beautiful, as a holistic program in South Africa created to empower at-risk mothers through mentoring, skills development, and job creation.

"Empower a Mom.com" is the brand name of the beautiful products made in our job creation program.




Karl coaches with Ubuntu Sports - a unqiue soccer academy program that combines premier coaching, quality education with Biblical principles to raise up godly African leaders. Read more...


God invites ordinary people (that's you and me) to make an extraordinary difference!

We rely 100% on monthly giving and one-time donations to sustain ministry and living costs in South Africa.

We are asking you to consider joining our friends and family in supporting us financially!


November 2014

Finally! EmpowerAMom.com products for sale

October 2014

Help launch EmpowerAMom.com
(creating jobs in Africa with beautiful home decor products)

September 2014

Get Julie's Inside Scoop
& Karl's Latest News

August 2014

It's a boy!




Ostrand Big Announcement:
New Tenant Arriving

June 2014

Enjoy this tour -
12 special photos...

May 2014

Fireside Chat with Karl and Julie (including an actual fire)

April 2014

Becoming a person of color, Isaiah 61 Bracelet Mother's Day Special, soccer kids are shocked

March 2014

Saying Good Bye
to Mom

February 2014

Joan Ostrand -
Sad News

January 2014

A Hard Landing - our
first month back in Africa

December 2013

We are headed
back to Africa now


November 2013

Motherhood is Beautiful
jewelry for sale

October 2013

Julie's miscarriage
and Karl wins State Cup

September 2013

Fireside Chat with
Karl and Julie

August 2013

Why Soccer isn't about
Soccer to Karl and
Julie's Motherhood Tell-All Blog



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