Today I am sharing something pretty personal. The full story is over at Deseret News today and is sponsored by BonCom because they are trying to bring awareness to the issue of teenage anxiety. I hope that this helps someone out there. There was a period of about eight years in my life that I constantly experienced pain in my… Read More
New Podcast for Medical Spouses and Families
Friends! I know many of you out there are just like me trying to figuring out to get through this life raising children while still enjoying marriage. It’s hard. I get it. And for many of you life is made harder by the jobs we have or the professions we choose. Certain professions come with difficult circumstances–like police officers for… Read More
The Possibility of PEACE in Motherhood and in Life
How to create peace in your life even when the crazy times and stress seem to dominate your life. How to find peace in motherhood and in your daily life. A few things are weighing on my heart today. We do that as mothers from time to time. Life is never a simple ride and as a mom we have… Read More
More Than Just a House Maid : What Is a Stay-at-Home Mom Worth?
One of my good friends said to me just the other day, “Staying home with my kids is hard. I feel like there is so much more to me. I’m more than just a house maid.” She’s an awesome woman who stays home for the sake of being there for her boys, even though she could probably be whatever she… Read More
Birthday Cake Ideas From a Regular Mom Who Tries Really Hard . . .
So I know you haven’t been able to sleep at nights for wondering what kinds of birthday cakes I have made over the years . . . well (drum roll, please), wait no longer! Tee hee. Actually, there is a real reason I am showing you my many efforts at birthday-cake-making: Cake-making doesn’t have to be perfect. (Are you seeing… Read More
This quote is framed on my wall because I love it so much! I hope it helps you too
I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from… Read More
A Morning Dilemma
This morning I had a parenting dilemma. Not a big deal, but a dilemma still. So we had a crazy-as-usual morning. Breakfast, scriptures, piano practicing, lunch-making are usually on the to-do list before 8:00 a.m. I did not have any time to get dressed, so I actually drove my kidlets to school in my pajamas (which for me are a… Read More
Motherhood Can Be FUN . . . if you let it
I think sometimes we forget that being a mom CAN and SHOULD be FUN. Why is that? Is it because of never-ending dishes in the sink, piles of laundry, or a floor that never stays clean (my personal pet peeve)? Yup, I think that’s one reason. But I think there’s more to it than that. I think we often live… Read More
It’s Love Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Take a moment today and show someone you love them–especially those cute kidlets and hubby of yours. I posted below our sweet yet simple Valentine’s Day breakfast. If you need some more ideas, check out my 2 Valentine’s Day Posts: Valentine Mystery Dinner AND An Un-Mushy But a Little Cheezy Valentine Post Also, this is a new… Read More
Here’s my big confession: I’m not perfect . . . (yeah, I know you are NOT shocked by this). And I’m not going to pretend to be perfect on this blog either, as you may have already seen. On any given day you could come to my house and find it a complete wreck. And then you may come again… Read More
Piles of Crepe
I had a bad cooking day. This happens to me often. I’m learning to cook. I’m not horrible, but I’m no expert and I need lots of practice. So today I was in the mood for crepes. Yes, warm, thin, powdered with sugar crepes. So I decided to have them for dinner. The recipe for crepes is super simple. Like… Read More