Make a little dream come true

Make a little dream come true

This morning, my 5 yr old daughter popped her head into my room and asked if she could snuggle in the bed for a minute. As she settled in next to me, I asked her how she slept and if she had good dreams. She said, “Yes, I dreamed about our family!” “What were we … Continue reading

Where I’ve been

Where I’ve been

It’s been a while since I wrote anything here. Here’s what I’ve been up to: I had my first speaking engagement at a homeschool conference, I’ve been training to teach a Shakespeare class to youth, and I’ve been adjusting to changes in our life as my husband has taken on the responsibilities of a Bishop … Continue reading

A Happy Mother

A Happy Mother

Happy Mother’s day!  As I reflect on the past year or so and the things I’ve learned, I am grateful to be a Happy Mother.  It has not always been easy for me to be a happy mother.  Being a mother was what I knew was right and good all along, but for a long … Continue reading

Mothers are Light-bearers

Mothers are Light-bearers

A beautiful vision was brought to my mind recently, as I was studying my scriptures and pondering what I am creating as a mother and what my legacy could be.  A picture came to my mind of the world at night, and our little home there surrounded by darkness, but lit from within, the windows … Continue reading

Guest post at Connecting With your Kids

I was invited to write a guest post over at http://www.connectingwithyourkids.blogspot.com It’s called ‘Why knowing who you are is Essential to Powerful Mothering.’ You can see it here: http://connectingwithyourkids.blogspot.com/2012/03/why-knowing-who-you-are-is-essential-to.html I met Abby through Mama Masterminds, where she taught us about how to connect with our kids on a deeper level, and I was so impressed … Continue reading

Do you ever feel Used?

Do you ever feel Used?

I was thinking today about the way most women treat themselves and the way I’ve treated myself often in the past. Much of our internal dialogue is unkind. ‘Do this, do that, oh I’ve got to do better at this, I can’t believe I did that again, hurry up, etc, etc.’ How would our friends … Continue reading

Wonders are demanded of you

Wonders are demanded of you

The past few days we have been visited by the stomach flu. It is always strange to me that these experiences, though not fun, so often make me feel connected to power and God. I won’t go so far as to say I love the stomach flu, but there is something amazing I am reminded … Continue reading

Planting seeds

Planting seeds

The other day, I was reading in Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 and thinking about the seeds I am planting as a Mother.  It talks about the law of the harvest and planting good seeds without worrying about the outcome (at least that is the meaning I understood in it).   Some things that stuck out to me (some … Continue reading