The 3 Things I Did To Go From Overwhelm To Embracing My Life

I was a Christian woman who felt at a loss about my purpose and direction in life. I struggled with the balance between work, relationships, purpose, and my God-given gifts, and I felt that – although I chose my life – I didn’t think it would be “like this”.




I wanted to develop more self-confidence, courage, and self-esteem and was so ready to tackle areas of my life that were causing stress, overwhelm, feelings of judgment, and I wanted a stronger connection to my faith.


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Happy 10th Anniversary To The Blog - Moms Running It

This past week, I’ve been revamping the blog. I’m making sure links work, finding the original site, and forwarding it, things that should have been done years ago, that I just didn’t realize could be done or weren't being done. I took a blogging course and when I did I realized I could make some minor tweaks that could create bigger changes, so I jumped right in. You don’t know what you don’t know - until you do and then you can take action. This week has been a fun education and the dialing-in…

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Praising God For Your Scars

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In my 7th and final pregnancy, I lost twins at 19-weeks which resulted in 3 surgeries: A D&C, which left me hemorrhaging, then a vaginal hysterectomy, and an emergency surgery a couple of hours later for internal bleeding. To save my life, surgeons cut me hip to hip and took out or moved around my internal organs I was later told a second surgeon was called in, it took almost 3 hours to stop my bleeding, I was dead on the table, and I had 5 blood transfusions - 3 were from the blood that was suc…

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An Interview With Transformational Coach Jenn Taylor

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Jenn Taylor is Mom Of 18 (yes, 18 kids!), a Transformational Coach for Christian Women, and the host of At A Crossroads with The Naked Podcaster — a 4-year podcast to uplift others in their struggles. Her goal is to help others get through life’s struggles faster, easier, and with more support (and joy!).

Jenn is also a motivational speaker, has written the blog “Mom’s Running It” for over 9 years, and is a published author of a self-help memoir “Hello, My Name Is… Warrior Princess” — which she…

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The Woven Intricacies Of Finding My Path With God

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I was under the age of 6 — I know this as that’s the age when my parents would divorce — sitting alone outside on the porch steps offering up a heartfelt running commentary. “Jennifer, who are you talking to?”, my Mother asked. “Jesus.”, I replied. In the innocence of my child’s heart, what I was doing was absolutely normal — I fervently believed that everyone sat and chatted away with Jesus. It was as if my faith was woven into my DNA — an innate part of who I was.

Being raised in a Christian …

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8 Ways to Stay Motivated After Setting Goals

If you're 6-months into your New Year goals and that piece of paper has fallen off the fridge, or you stopped going to the gym or feel like your motivation and momentum have slowed, I have eight steps to help boost your motivation.



Have a plan, and be specific.

Your goals can't be “I want to work out” or “I want to lose weight.” They should be written, “I'm going to take three classes at the gym a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays,” or “I want to lose 20 pounds by this …

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What I've Learned About Myself at 50

I am writing this post on December 15, 2020 - my 50th birthday. I've learned a lot of things about myself during this time. Turning 50 sounds surreal to me, but it feels amazing. My oldest daughter, when she was 6-years-old, asked me how old she should be to become a Mom. I told her she should be at least 25. She - in all seriousness - said, “25? I’ll be dead by then!” I replied that I was older than 25. She looked at me in horror and said, “Oh my gosh, Mom, how old are you?”

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My 9 Year Blogaversary: What I've Learned

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Today is my 9 Year Blogaversary! October 11, 2011, was the day I pushed "publish" on my blog for the very first time. Since then so much has changed, and yet - so much has remained the same. I revamped this blog this past summer (2020) which felt overwhelming to start and cathartic when I jumped in and did it. My goal has always been to connect with others through the story of my life. To make a positive impact in the hope and desire that other people will feel less alone and build a larger skil…

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A Year in Review and Changes

Today I wanted to share my year in review and changes happening in my life. It's been quite a year for all of us. A tremendous amount of stress and upheaval, uncertainty, and fear. It's also been a year of change in many ways outside of this pandemic situation the world has experienced for six-ish months now. I've had a lot of behind the scenes action in my life and the world climate has a flip side that's not entirely awful.

For starters, I moved my blog to my website almost a year ago. It was…

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Meet Jenn: The Mom of 18

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You and I met. It could have been through my podcast, running, my blog, my website, a past job, the kid's school, in person, or a myriad of other ways. What I do know is that at some point, you and I exchanged information and for that, I'm so thankful.

Allow me to re-introduce myself. It's me. Jenn Taylor, Mom Of 18. Yes, that's 18 kids I claim from biology, adoption, 12 years of foster …

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