Motherhood

How to Talk to Your Daughter About Puberty and Sex: A Christian Perspective

With Elle entering 5th grade, we knew it was time to have “the talk” with her. We wanted her to have correct, complete information from trustworthy sources before she started learning about puberty and sex from her classmates. She learned about several of the female reproductive organs as well as the need to have a… Read More How to Talk to Your Daughter About Puberty and Sex: A Christian Perspective

Motherhood

Learning Motherhood and Performing Motherhood

One of my goals this year is to explore, expand, and love my motherhood. I have never felt confident as a mother – I usually feel restless, depressed, and insignificant as I often lose the eternal perspective of one of the most eternally significant roles. This year I am actively striving to overcome that lack of perspective and fully embrace my motherhood in 2017 and beyond.

To that end, I’ve been filtering everything I read, see, and hear through a motherhood-lens. How can this apply to my motherhood? How can this strengthen my resolve, passion, and expertise as a mother?… Read More Learning Motherhood and Performing Motherhood

Book Reviews, Faith

Let God Love You: Deepening Your Relationship With God

My curiosity piqued when I saw the book Let God Love You: Why We Don’t; How We Can by Wendy Ulrich while browsing a Deseret Book flyer in 2016. I put the book on my Amazon Wish List and, honestly, forgot about it.

When I got the book in my Christmas box from my mom, my interest was re-kindled and I was excited to dig in. However, the book sat on my shelf for months before I finally cracked it open. Once I did, I was kicking myself for not having started it sooner.… Read More Let God Love You: Deepening Your Relationship With God

Essays

Falling in Love with My Husband: A Look Back to How We Met

I was 19, he was 21. I was finishing my freshman year of college and he’d just returned from a 2-year proselyting mission in Austria. I was a convert to the Church and hadn’t even hit my year mark; he was born and raised in the gospel. I had recently ended a 2-year-long relationship, he had never had a real girlfriend.

Turns out, we were a match made in heaven.… Read More Falling in Love with My Husband: A Look Back to How We Met

Motherhood

Summer Break and Mom Guilt

I don’t know about you, but summer break with kids can feel like a never-ending performance act. After 8 years of mounting anxiety, something my husband said finally sank in. It helped lessen the load of mom guilt I had over making sure Elle had the “best day ever” of every single summer vacation. In… Read More Summer Break and Mom Guilt