Monday, September 17, 2018

By Small and Simple Things



I was talking to my brother a while ago and he was telling me about a time he felt he needed to kneel down and ask God what God wanted him to do. His answer was a big, life-changing move that seemed exciting to me and powerful because it came from God.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

We had a great summer


I tried to plan at the beginning of this summer to have a summer to remember and I must say that it worked! We did lots of fun things together, we tried lots of different things and we made some good memories. When the summer was over I wasn't sure I wanted it to end. We had had a great time.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fully Known


I never knew how much deeper love would grow as you got older, and how much better it gets than the stuff they show as the "pinnacle of love" on tv. In our society, young, showy, "romantic" love is portrayed as the height of love, but the feelings between spouses grows into so much more than that as they choose to love each other year after year after year.  

Monday, September 3, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Motherhood Dreams left Unrealized



Before I became a mother, the thing I was most excited about was being able to mother however I wanted to. I was so excited to take the best from every mother I knew and make it my own. But now that I've been parenting for almost 8 years, the things I had imagined myself doing, the life I imagined myself living seems to be left unrealized. I thought I would be kinder, more organized, and a better parent. Yes, I try to teach my children to get along, to revere the scriptures, to be gentle and loving and a million other things I hope for my children to learn, but it's often apparent to me that that our reality does not match up with my ideals.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Help for the self-doubters



On your bad days, are you a self-promoter or a self-doubter? By that I mean, are you more inclined to find that everyone else is at fault except for you?  Or are you more likely to link all the problems in your life to your own weaknesses?

Monday, July 23, 2018

A Year of Being a Beginner


In the past year Cheyenne has tried five different sports: soccer, basketball, softball, gymnastics, and dance. Why did we do this? I guess for a couple of reasons: exposure, lifelong exercise, and curiosity.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Treating Kids as they Will Be, Not as they Are




One thing about summer vacation is that it puts in the limelight behavior problems your kids have, among other things. You become acutely aware that you can't parent all your kids the same, and they don't respond to punishments or incentives the same way.