Hi! My name is Carol Wiepert, but most people call me "Empowermom." I am a web developer/designer although I prefer to be called a "dreamweaver" since that's what I really do. My life is centered around design which involves completely organizing, orchestrating and managing people and information, so the slogan fit quite nicely for both my professional and my personal life.
Empowermom™ was first born as a demo site to show others the kinds of things you can do with a personal site. Among other things, a personal site gives you freedom. The information is under your complete control. It's less restrictive than other places to share whatever is on your mind about whatever you want to talk about with no editors cutting your content or restrictions based on advertising revenues. Other than a personal blog, there are many reasons to have a personal site these days but we'll discuss those things later. For now, just consider Empowermom™ an example of various content and other fun things you "could" include on your own site as well as a fully functional community site.
Over the years I've built up a global network of family and friends who share a variety of interests. I have become a perpetual student of "Life 101" who refuses to graduate until I'm at least 100. That leaves me a little over 40 years of learning to go! There's no better way to share it than a website these days.
I hate writing with pen and paper due to writer's cramp and half the time I can't read my own handwriting! I am a social creature who loves sharing life's magical mysteries and all it has to offer along the way. Empowermom™ is not just a personal playground where I share my adventures publicly or privately as I choose, it's also a fantastic personal assistant.
I can meet and greet famly and friends plus share information on a variety of topics in a healthy, protected environment. It's secure and I don't have to worry about information miners and unwanted interlopers sniffing through my things unless I put them out there for that purpose. The real beauty of a personal site is I can access my "stuff" anywhere, any time, with any device. It's easy, it's fun and I'm happy to share how it's done so others can do it as well.
So poke around, have some fun, explore the world of Empowermom™ and enjoy your stay while I finish tidying up my new digs so I can reopen my doors to the public. As always,