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Yes,you can  Pause.

We’re dedicated to helping teen girls learn how to P.A.U.S.E. and live their best lives. 𓊕

Our mission is simple: to inspire and empower teen girls to lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. We believe that every girl has the potential to achieve great things, and we’re committed to providing the tools, resources, and support needed to help them reach their goals.





Helping teen girls reach their full potentional.

Why P.A.U.S.E?

Play… and have fun!

Encouraging teens to engage in playful activities and enjoy themselves, fostering a positive and balanced approach to life.

Advocate for themselves

Teaching teens the importance of standing up for their own needs, rights, and interests, promoting self-advocacy and assertiveness.

Understand and celebrate their unique strengths

Helping teens recognize and appreciate their individual strengths, fostering self-awareness and self-esteem.  

Safe and secure environment

Educating teens on creating a safe and secure environment for themselves, both physically and emotionally.  

Empower others!

Encouraging teens to support and uplift their peers who may be facing similar challenges, promoting a sense of community and empathy.

Let’s Pause Together

Camps & Retreats

Calling all super moms and their incredible daughters! Well, get ready because Pause for Empowerment’s camps & retreats are are perfect for moms and daughters, allowing them to come together in a nurturing and supportive environment, empowering each other to pause, reflect, and grow together. From heart-to-heart conversations to fun-filled activities designed to strengthen your bond, and pause!

Bloom Into Confidence

A Camp for Teen Middle School Girls

Join us for an enriching experience where fun meets personal growth at our Blooming Confidence Camp! Designed for girls in middle school, this camp is all about embracing uniqueness, fostering connections, and cultivating confidence.


Dates: June 11th, 13th, 18th, and 20th
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Mr. Beans Coffee Shop
1101 7th Ave, Marion, IA

Online Courses

You will have access to an online library of resources, training, and other content to help empower the young girls in your life, encouraging them to pause, reflect, and step into their greatness. From confidence-building exercises to resilience training, we’ve got everything you need to support the amazing girls in your life on their journey to self-discovery and empowerment.

Social-Emotional Curriculum

for administrators and school counselors

A Social-Emotional Curriculum for Students, a transformative program designed to foster connection, growth, and resilience within school communities. Drawing inspiration from Pause for Empowerment’s nurturing environment for moms and daughters, our curriculum offers heart-to-heart conversations, workshops, and activities tailored to help students pause, reflect, and grow together. Through engaging exercises and mindfulness practices, students cultivate resilience and healthy coping strategies, creating a positive and supportive school environment. Invest in your students’ well-being with “Embrace and Empower,” and let’s cultivate a culture of empathy and empowerment within our schools.


With a variety of workshops available, we would love to have you join us in-person or virtually to discuss all things self-love, confidence, and unleashing your true potential. Picture this: a safe space where you can pause, reflect, and connect with like-minded individuals on a journey of growth and empowerment. From mindfulness techniques to boundary setting, we’ve got you covered.





 Hello —

  I’m Jill.

A teen-girl-mom, advocate, and owner of Pause for Empowerment.

Wrangling girls through their teenage years isn’t always a breeze. The emotional rollercoaster can feel like it’s on repeat, but trust me, it doesn’t have to dominate your life 24/7. 

At Pause for Empowerment, I’ve made it my mission to create a space where teen-girl-moms and their daughters can discover the support and tools they need. Nothing beats the satisfaction of seeing your teenager gain the confidence to stand up for themselves and navigate the whirlwind of emotions, friend groups, and social distractions.

Let’s build a community where teen girls thrive, teen-girl moms find peace, and empowerment becomes our way of life.

"The Pause for Empowerment camp teaches a ton of life lesson about being a girl/woman in today's world. It helps you gain confidence, teaches you how to be a leader, and teaches you how to push away those unhappy thoughts."


"My daughter was a participant of this program. She still refers to her 'I matter Mantra' and has created new ones for herself and her friends. She is still in contact with some of the girls she met and they support each other through social media avenues and it is amazing to watch."


"Pause for Empowerment is an amazing program for young ladies from all walks of life. It helps young ladies build confidence and self awareness to show them who they are and guides them to who they want to be."