Tracey Eyster launches the Modern moms have an online home for encouragement and connection
Seattle – Busy moms are online en masse — research shows that three-quarters of American mothers are using social media to learn, form connections, or manage their busy lives. For this reason, creator of the blog BetheMom.com, Tracey Eyster, believes the web is the perfect vehicle for reaching younger moms. “I want moms, first and foremost, to seek wisdom and knowledge by reading the word of God,” Eyster says. “However, Titus 2 directs older women to teach younger women, and younger women are online reading blogs!”
Eyster is the author of the book, Be the Mom, which she originally had planned to write for her daughter, but she soon found God had a broader audience in mind for the title. Since 2008, Eyster has been fulfilling her passion to help moms understand the high calling of motherhood as the Founder and Executive Director of MomLifeToday.com, where millions of moms have found encouragement and community. BetheMom.com will be different from MomLife Today though. The duties of running the popular site with a large number of contributors limits the amount of her own material she chooses to share on the site. BetheMom.com will be a venue for Eyster to share more personally and on a deeper level with her readers. “I want to encourage moms to be ‘all in' in every season of their children's lives, and not to be in such a hurry to get to that next stage,” Eyster explains. This desire drove her vision for the Be the Mom blog: to encourage moms to be intentional, relational and selfless with a joyful attitude, while pursuing an abiding relationship with God and actively sharing His hope with others.
A frequent speaker who has written for a number of online and print publications, Eyster understands why moms are so hungry to learn how to be the best parent possible. “I was told by doctors I wouldn't be able to have children, so when I was blessed with a successful pregnancy I became a ‘student' of motherhood,” she shares. “I have a passion, even a burden, for helping moms embrace the idea that they are the perfect mom for the children God has entrusted to them.”
Visitors to BetheMom.com will find:
- Unique and inspirational video blogs
- Interviews with parenting authors and “regular” moms
- The Encouragement Cafe Radio Show
- Blog posts on topics like faith, family, service, and friendship
- Regular Q&A's with Eyster
To celebrate the new launch of BetheMom.com, as well as the release of her new book, Beautiful Mess, co-written with Sherry Surratt (President of MOPS) and inspired by the popular film, Moms' Night Out, Eyster is giving away two week-long scholarships to Pine Cove youth camp based in Tyler, Texas. The giveaway runs through June 8th and readers can enter at BetheMom.com.