When my oldest daughter was baptized in January 2005, I was pregnant with my youngest son, AJ. I remember how old and mature I thought she was – my oldest was 8! Now here we are, 8 years and a few months later. My oldest is 16 and my baby boy is 8. As grown [...]
This past weekend was a state-wide Day of Service and guess who volunteered to head up a bunch of activities? Yep. We did. Or should I say…CandyMan did. The rest of us happily went along with it. Our main activity was creating and running a bunch of carnival games. Luckily, the weather was gorgeous and [...]
Our family vacation to Upstate New York! This past week marked the 75th anniversary of the Hill Cumorah Pageant, and we were there! The Pageant is performed for 7 days each July on an enormous 10 level stage set on a hill, with twelve-tower lighting, state-of-the-art sound system, Hollywood special effects, and a costumed cast [...]
Last Saturday, my youngest daughter, Reese, was baptized. Not only was this a special day for her in and of itself, but it was especially unique because it was the 22nd anniversary of her Daddy’s baptism, when he was a senior in high school. Despite the fact that we really missed having Grandma and Grandpa [...]
Apparently this video has been around for a while, but since I don’t have TV, I didn’t see it til tonight. I thought you guys might enjoy a little family-friendly Sunday humor. Oh, and this totally reminded me of AJ. Love it! What are you doing with your family this weekend?
Today two of my friends, Caroline of the Bingham Diaries and Elisa of Crazyland (both ladies run Mormon Mommy Blogs and the Casual Blogger community and conference together) are appearing on television to introduce a new project that they are working on called Return to the Family. In today’s world, the family unit is often [...]
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! While you’re taking a break from the holiday preparations today, here is a short video about noticing the little, ordinary things of beauty. This weekend, while you are thinking about the things that you are thankful for, I challenge you to do one of these great Gratitude-Inspiring activities from Fishful Thinking. They [...]
Effective parenting means taking the time to listen and to understand the hearts of our children so that we can grow together in faith, friendship, and love. This video was a great reminder to me of what I need to do more often. Here’s to a happy, unplugged Sunday.
I watched this video for the first time sitting in a room with more than a dozen mothers. Some had babies, others toddlers. A few of us had older kids and teens, and there were a few with children who had grown. Every one of us could relate with the mom at the beginning of [...]