A Program of Life Changing Services

A Letter to My Son

flower on scriptures

I hope this letter finds you in good spirits. First and foremost, I want you to always remember your divine identity in the grand tapestry of God’s plan.

Parenting: Why do kids turn out the way they do?.

Why Your Kids Turn Out the Way They Do

I agonized over this questions for some time, especially when I compared two extreme cases. While I was a missionary in inner-city Detroit, I met a young man that defied all logic.  He was about 13 years old.  He lived with his alcoholic grandmother, and nobody really knew what happened to his parents. He had […]

Igniting Our Warrior Chemistry

Woman with hands raised above head

“I was just wanting to put together a big kit of ideas and resources that would help me when I was down the path of believing Satan’s lies about me.

Dance with Jesus

I was at a point earlier this year where I realized I couldn’t do it alone anymore.  I wanted to feel God’s love and to feel peace.  I was struggling with the choices my loved ones had made and realizing that I wasn’t supposed to fix them. I was trying to find my self-worth.   […]

For mothers of sons struggling with pornography

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 Is your mother heart breaking? You just found out your son has been viewing pornography, for awhile…. and you had no idea? You thought you had done all the right things and had all the right filters in place, but he still had access to it. You know you taught him that viewing pornography is […]

There Will Always be a Message and a Miracle in the Mess

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In Mothers Who Know we often use a meaningful phrase that has become a burning testimony for me. “There will always be a message and a miracle, right in the middle of a mess.” The passing or graduation of my awesome mother,  Verla Woolstenhulme, on April 6th is no exception. In fact, I am realizing […]

Holding on to JOY

Mothers Who Know holding on to each other in a circle and finding joy

When life get’s rough, sometimes we need to remember how to “Hold on to Joy”. Several ways we can do that are listed here.

Mothers: What to do if You Suspect Your Son Has a Pornography Problem

Mother and Teenage son

This is an email I received from a mother. Unfortunately, her concerns and struggles are very similar to those of other mothers. Here is the letter and my response… Maurice, My son has a pornography/masturbation problem. He has a strong testimony, but has not been able to take the sacrament for over a year! He […]

10 Tips for Latter-day Saint Parents of LGBTQ Children

Mother and LGBTQ son

It’s been about ten years since the first signs my son was gay. The reality is that I dismissed, rejected, and buried those signs for seven of the ten years. Time has graciously allowed me to see the stages of denial, grief, desperation, acceptance, growth, and even appreciation. Why did this happen? Maybe it’s because […]

How to Support a Child Caught in Pornography

One way we as parents can protect ourselves spiritually is to wake up and realize we are at war, and it is far more personal than we think. It changed my life to learn the same things my son was learning and apply them to my own personal battles with self-mastery.

5 Scriptures for Mothers

I like to keep these 5 scriptures from Momma Trauma in my “back pocket.” Whether my challenges are personal or global, they give me strength, hope, power, cheerfulness, and courage! Together in the fight, Karen Broadhead 5 Scriptures Mothers Need to Hear (Especially Hurting Ones) For Strength – Helaman 5:12 And now, my daughters, remember, […]

Mothers Who Know How to Stop Child Exploitation

I recently sat down with Nicholeen Peck, Natalie Cline, and Maurice Harker to discuss the pervasive problem of pornography available in school and library databases.  You can hear our conversation in this podcast. Nicholeen, who serves as CEO of Teaching Self-Government and President of the Worldwide Organization for Women, outlines “two easy things” you can […]

T.E.A.M. MOM PoWeR

As another session of MOM PoWeR winds down, you may be asking yourself, “What’s next?”  Consider yourself invited to T.E.A.M. MOM PoWeR, where you will connect with like-minded women, learn to live a more peaceful and Christ-centered life, and apply powerful tools and methods for guiding and strengthening YOURSELF and your family members. Each T.E.A.M. […]

You Matter to Him

My dear friend, Kellie, was kind enough to share this story with me. She is an incredible example of “noticing,” even during a pandemic. She helped me consider that there might be things I can notice better over here.  Isn’t it amazing to just have the thought that the God of the universe cares for […]

Avoiding Comparisons

Jennifer, a mother who knows, recently sent me this powerful quote from Ardeth G. Kapp:  “When Latter-day Saint women become united in lifting and building themselves and those around them, avoiding comparing and competing, they create a power that is very threatening to the cause of Satan.  Such unity is a powerful weapon against his […]

A Warrior Mother’s Story

A warrior mother's Story

The story of one mother when finding out her son had a pornography problem. (An excerpt from Karen Broadhead’s book, Momma Trauma. CLICK HERE for a copy.) My Family – Under Attack: I’ll never forget the day my son came home from attending his second week in his Sons of Helaman group. He yelled, “Mom!” […]

My child is struggling with pornography – Now what?

What do I do if my son is viewing pornography

(This is an excerpt from Karen Broadhead’s book, Momma Trauma. CLICK HERE for a copy.) You just found out your son or daughter has an addiction to pornography, and you are in tears. Your child is in chains with a gaping wound like you have never seen before and you have no frame of reference […]

Turns: A Sacred Place in Life

windy road

In all the years I have been working with parents and their children, I am convinced one of the most sacred places in one’s life is when one takes a turn. Especially when that turn is toward healing, hope and acceptance of the Savior. Elder Christopherson said: “Repentance is a divine gift, and there should […]

We Are Not Alone – We All Have Burdens and Challenges

We are Not Alone

At the last BYU Women’s Conference, the General Relief Society Presidency and Board of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints got together and created an amazing video! Have you seen it? It overwhelmingly teaches us that we are not alone and we all have burdens and challenges.  We are all more alike than […]

Look and See God’s Hand in Your Healing

I had the coolest experience this morning as I met with an amazing woman, Amanda (name has been changed). I want to share her story with all moms so you can see how God is doing His work! Amanda is a 33-year-old single, oldest of five sisters, Polynesian woman. Her culture has a strong belief […]

There is Only One

A Special Video Series for Mothers

Woman hugging Christ

When the things we care about become messy, we often succumb to fear. At TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More), you will experience the spirit that God gave us: love, peace, and a sound mind (2Timothy1:7).

When the things we care about become messy, we often succumb to fear. At TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More), you will experience the spirit that God gave us: love, peace, and a sound mind (2Timothy1:7).