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Seeing the Blessing in the Trial

We were without AC on our 2nd floor and the temperature was the hottest it’d been all spring. It had been a gorgeous day, but I dreaded how hot it’d be when we got home from our errands and fun and tried to settle down to sleep.

Soon after settling the girls down in their beds on the stifling 80°-second floor, with fans going and even a makeshift AC in Addie’s room, a thunderstorm struck.… Read More Seeing the Blessing in the Trial

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A Lenten Retrospective: Positivity and Wholesome Music

This year I chose to participate in Lent. (You can read all about it here.) The goals I set for my 44-day observance were to be more positive (give up negativity) and add more wholesome music in my day (give up even subtle distractions from holiness). Let me tell you how my participation has affected me for the better.… Read More A Lenten Retrospective: Positivity and Wholesome Music

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12 Insights from the April 2017 General Conference

What is General Conference? This spring, Latter-day Saints across the world participated in the 187th annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Conference lasts 6 sessions with 4 general sessions, 1 for women and girls aged 8 and up, and 1 for boys and men age 12 and up.… Read More 12 Insights from the April 2017 General Conference

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Why I Love My Mormon Mom Planner: A 15-Picture Tour

I blame Instagram.

I started following #planneraddict on Instagram around 2014 and quickly became enamored with all of the planner styles, stickers, and hand lettering that accompanied these pretty pictures and posts. I built a “Planner Addict” board on Pinterest to keep track of pen recommendations, sticker shops on Etsy, and even free printable planners I’d found. Bullet journaling (#bujo), washi tape, Staedtler pens and Papermate Flair pens also became part of my knowledge base.… Read More Why I Love My Mormon Mom Planner: A 15-Picture Tour

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Lent as a Latter-day Saint: What I’m Giving Up and What I’m Adding

Though Latter-day Saints don’t observe Lent, we can still participate and support our Christian brothers and sisters. This year I’m adding more wholesome and uplifting music and giving up pessimism and negativity. This post has a lot more ideas you can consider for your Lenten participation.… Read More Lent as a Latter-day Saint: What I’m Giving Up and What I’m Adding

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Earning God’s Love

Children have chores so they can earn special opportunities or money. Teenagers have to earn trust before they can borrow the keys to the car. College students have to study to earn the grades they need for scholarships. And on and on.   Earning rewards is good. Our lives are focused on working hard to earn great and desirable things. A… Read More Earning God’s Love