Today marks the 2 year anniversary of my Moms passing. She was amazing and is my inspiration for blogging. Each year as my way of honoring and remembering her I think of what advice she would give me based on her life and example for the stage of life I am in. You can read…

The other day I was thinking about how I could help my kids understand honesty better. While they understand what it means to be honest I think as kids their little minds think that lying can actually change the truth. I came up with this idea for a Family Home Evening lesson to help illustrate…

The other morning I had a bad Mothering morning. Like – reallllly bad! When all three of the boys had left I sat and cried for a little bit. I was disappointed in my kids for sure, but I was more disappointed in myself. It can be so discouraging as a Mom. No one can…

About halfway though 2nd grade, Caleb started coming home from school stinking. Not like BO – more like sweaty socks. It drove me crazy because I no longer wanted to cuddle my little man. He was only in second grade! I started having him wear deodorant, but it didn’t do a whole lot because it…

This last weekend I rendezvoused in CA with two of my best friends. Its been almost 10 years since we had all been together. Kirsten, Rachel, and I all became friends when we did a study abroad in Romania while at BYU. This was right before we left and we were pretty much strangers to each other at this point….

Hope you all had a fun and safe 4th of July! Ours was awesome! It was laid back and thankfully it was overcast so we didn’t melt in the desert heat! As a new iPhone owner I asked everyone what their favorite apps were and got a lot of good input. After using my phone…

We spent the morning with some friends and our little niece at the Main Street Splash Pad in St George. It really is the best splash pad ever! Keeps babies… …and older kids super happy! This summer has been all about playing. We go fishing at night, play outside until its dark at 9:30, have…

Growing up our house was always full of kids coming in and out. One day my Mom finally got fed up with the constant stream of kids knocking asking if we could play! We came home to sign on our front door that said, “Do not knock. Kids cant play. They will be out when they…

Pin It   Exactly one year ago today, I held my Moms hand while she took her last breath and I felt her heart beat for the last time.       A short 6 months earlier my Mom had slurred her speech for the first time, igniting a month of intense doctor visits that…

I might have mentioned on this blog that my Mom loved Christmas….once or twice 🙂 When she first got sick and was undergoing testing I thought about my Moms mortality for the first time. What would I do if she was no longer around? I thought about it a lot and finally asked her to…