Family, LDS, ldsmom, Monday's Posts, service

Our Hands and Hearts

Today, I'm just sharing a quick thought since I'm really enjoying my long weekend with my kids and a bunch of cousins. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf gave an amazing talk in 2010 entitled "You are my Hands".  The whole talk is full of gems.  I'll just share one. "As we extend our hands and hearts… Continue reading Our Hands and Hearts

faith, Family, LDS, ldsmom, Monday's Posts, motherhood, service

40 Seconds of Compassion

My husband and I are graduates from BYU, and my husband also graduated with an MBA from BYU's Marriott school.  So, we are lucky and get their magazines.  I love reading them.  I love learning about people going forth and accomplishing great things, serving many people, and finding joy in their journey. Today I want… Continue reading 40 Seconds of Compassion

dessert, Egg free, Family, food, LDS, ldsmom, recipes, Soy Free

Simple Granola Bars

This is a favorite for school lunches.  My kids are SO picky it's crazy.  So our granola bars are super simple.  We also have nut sensitivities, so I don't add those, even though I LOVE nuts and would prefer them that way.  This is a basic recipe, so you can always sub out part of… Continue reading Simple Granola Bars

courage, faith, Family, Father, LDS, Wednesday Stories

A Father’s Strength

Today's Wednesday story comes from David who posts as @unleashthehero on IG.  I love his posts.  They are always positive and encouraging us to keep staying strong in the gospel.  As you read his story, I hope it helps us all to remember that we all have our challenges in this life.  And we all… Continue reading A Father’s Strength

Books, Family, forgiveness, LDS, ldsmom, Monday's Posts, motherhood

Our Character House

Today my post will be short and sweet!  I'm trying to keep this week mostly free for my kids last week before school starts.  I am just going to share one of my favorite quotes from my favorite book Little Britches.  My husband's family introduced me to this book and the others written by Ralph… Continue reading Our Character House

Family, food, LDS, ldsmom, Main Dish, motherhood, recipes

The Best Marinade

I just love this recipe for Savory Marinade from Kalyns Kitchen!  It is simply my favorite for grilling chicken.  Check out their website for great photos! I have tiny alterations, which is just because that's what I usually have in my kitchen. 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, I quarter my breasts-cut in half and then in… Continue reading The Best Marinade

courage, faith, Family, LDS, ldsmom, military stories, mother, motherhood, service, Wednesday Stories

A Military Wife

I'm so thankful for my friend, Nicole, for sharing her feelings and thoughts about being a military wife.  I honestly couldn't imagine.  I have a hard time when my husband is gone for 5 days for work.  But I know that as we desire to do good, we are strengthened to meet the challenges of… Continue reading A Military Wife