Love Grows When Time Is a Priority

  Looking for ways to connect with your child?  Be Inspired by the hit movie “Love, Kennedy.”  In this film, a young girl named Kennedy figures out what is the most important thing in life, love and a hug to go with it. Trials Help Us Grow Sometimes we find stories that touch us long after they are told.  I felt that…

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Surviving Summer Break One Day at a Time

What child does not love countdown the days until school is out? They can’t wait to be free of homework and school. They want to run, play and just have a great adventure all day, everyday until they are back in school. What does a summer break look like for a parent?  Well, it usually looks a lot different…

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Just Breathe

I have found that for the past 13 years of being a mother, it is a tough job with no recognition, praise or appreciation.  A mother must always be on-demand as she tries to attend to the needs of each of her children and maintain a healthy marriage.  More often then not, it is a struggle to maintain even a smile…

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Chaos or Order?

Living with less is a necessity if you have children especially toddlers and you dream of finding some resemblance of order.  I have been fighting this idea of a clean house all my motherhood days, 13 years and counting.  With five children from 18 months to 13 years old, staying on top of the clutter and disorder tends to…

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Hope through Tragedy

When I was a young child, we would often go to Maywood to go visit my grandmother.  She was always so much fun and I loved her with all my little girl heart.  My cousins also lived with her and so many times when we came to visit we would often play with our cousins.  I was slightly envious…

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The Family: A Proclamation to the World

Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, proclaimed in September of 1995 about the importance of the family.  It is called a proclamation to the world.  I searched the word proclamation on Google and the definition it came up with was this, "a public or official announcement, especially one dealing with a matter…

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Why You Should Be Drinking More Water

Did you realize that over half our body contains water? Without this vital element, we would cease to exist. How long could we last without replenishing our body with water? Well, I am no expert but, for me, this past weekend has been eye-opening regarding this natural resource that too many people take for granted. Last week, I got…

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Even If It Was

I met Vickie last year while teaching a family history class.  I was impressed with the joy that radiated from her and then a few months later I heard her share a story about her son that really blew me away.  I was again impressed when she was able to pass through a horrible tragedy with a firm faith…

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