Forget keeping Portland weird because these amazing moms are dedicated to making it (and the rest of the world) wonderful. From working to find foster homes for homeless children to empowering other mothers and much, much more, these power moms are working tirelessly to make our community better and stronger while raising the next generation of Portlanders up right. Click through the slideshow to get inspiration from these PDX power moms.

Susan Dieter-Robinson, Founder of Love Rocks

This Portland mom turned heartache into hope and is drenching the world in love. After Susan’s youngest daughter’s, Anna and Abigail, passed away unexpectedly, she decided not to allow the tragedy of one night define her their lives. Instead, she made their legacy the love and joy that they poured out into everyone who knew them by starting Love Rocks. The first Love Rocks were created while the girls were still on earth and helping Susan and her husband prepare for their wedding by Mod Podging heart shaped fabric to river rocks as gifts for their guests. Those little rocks held a lot of meaning then and now bring love and joy to people across the world . Since it’s launch on April 20, 2014 Love Rocks have been shared all over the state of Oregon, around the U. S., and have even shown up on The Great Wall of China and in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Along with managing all things Love Rocks, Susan is now mom to 9-month-old Alice and her two oldest children who are 20 and 17 years-old. Since Alice arrived this past December, she loves doing all things with her. She says, “ I take no moment in her life for granted. Just this weekend I introduced her to Anna’s baby dolls and watching her light up as she met each one was amazing.”

Words of Wisdom: "Each day I wake up, I give thanks for the blessing in my life and I survive so that I can share my daughters' story and be the best mom I can to my children."

 

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—Annette Benedetti