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Colton David Karl was born on 12.22.14 at 8:22 am (7 lbs 0 oz). Go to "Colton's Birth" photo album



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...


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Happy New Years

Video Greeting:
Meet Baby Colton

December 2014

Merry Christmas
from the Ostrands

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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