Lifestyle Blog

Month: June 2018

Will the Savior Sit By Me?

Will the Savior Sit By Me?

I was at a youth conference last week and during one of the workshops a speaker posed a question. She asked, “If you were sitting in a lunchroom surrounded by tables of popular kids, band kids, drama kids, athletic kids, rich kids, poor kids, lonely […]

Summertime Success {Daily Jobs}

Summertime Success {Daily Jobs}

When I was growing up chores were a part of life. There were 6 kids in the house and we all needed to help. We didn’t get paid for it, we just had to do them. My mom would sit in the front room with […]

Summertime Success {Screen Time}

Summertime Success {Screen Time}

If my kids could have their way, they would be in front of a screen for most of the day.   Video games, movies, YouTube, Netflix…there is always a screen calling to them.  Anyone else’s kids like this?  Just mine?  Well shoot. To their dismay, […]

The Power of the Book of Mormon

The Power of the Book of Mormon

“If you read the Book of Mormon, you will be blessed.” I’ve heard that said many times in my life in many different ways. I have felt it in my life but never really evaluated that promise very much. I knew I felt better when […]

Summertime Success {Theme Days}

Summertime Success {Theme Days}

I was talking with my oldest son about how he sees his summer going. It was an interesting conversation. It started out well, he was excited about not going to school and playing more with his friends. Then the conversation turned to frustration as he […]

Summertime Success {Summer Bucket List}

Summertime Success {Summer Bucket List}

Shorts, flip flops, popsicles, swimming, long summer nights…it’s that time of year.  Summer vacation is here! If you are a like us, you love having your kids home and you love the relief from homework and schedules. On the other hand, you feel a little […]

By Small and Simple Things

By Small and Simple Things

Sweet little Amelia.  I met her last week and took her baptism photos.  We twirled and laughed and soaked in the beauty all around us and I snapped photos of this precious girl.  This special decision she has made to be baptized reminded me of […]