Monday, April 16, 2018

Positive motherhood blogs

I have such a love for positivity.

One of my favorite kinds of positivity is positivity from women about motherhood. It seems we are all inspired by different people. Have you found that to be true?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April Goals

I made my April goals a little late. I've been inspired by Lara Casey's recent post about cutting back. It felt like the right message for me this month.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Failure is the best teacher

At my college graduation, 2010

As a young 21-year-old approaching my college graduation, I decided to apply for graduate school. I was excited and felt strongly that I should apply.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

March Goals Check-in

Here are a few of the goals I worked on this past month and some of the things I wanted to touch on. I'll be posting my April goals soon.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Why I Make Monthly Goals

Several years ago on a Fast Sunday, my bishop got up to the pulpit and said something like this: "How has your testimony grown since last Fast Sunday?" He invited each of us to consider what the Lord had taught us in the last 30 days. I recognized then that every month you should feel closer to God. It really stuck with me. I'd always thought about growth as kind of a gradual thing. But it is true-- every month is a guidepost on your way back to your Heavenly Father. A month is made up of 30 days, and each day is where you make the choices that will bring you closer to or farther away from light. What have you done with your 30 days?

Friday, March 23, 2018

What is motherhood, really?

I was making lunches one morning and I could hear kids fighting in the other room.

"It would be so much easier to be a Mom," I thought to myself, "if I didn't have any kids."

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

What is this blog for?

About a year ago I had an epiphany that I needed to blog intentionally to others. I tried a few different things and even ended up changing the name of my blog. It's been a great learning experience and I wanted to chronicle it here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hard makes you happy

In high school I had my first experience with pushing my body to its physical limits.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Where do you find joy?

I listened to a talk recently by Sister Jean B. Bingham. In it she asked, "What brings you joy? The sight of your loved ones at the end of a long day? The satisfaction of a job done well? The light in someone’s eyes when you share their burden? The words of a hymn that reaches deep into your heart? The handclasp of a close friend?" Isn't that beautiful to think about? Just what would you say? What is it in your daily routine that brings you joy? As I thought about my own answers, I wondered what others in a similar situation to mine would say about their own day, and what I could learn from it.