Family, Monday's Posts, motherhood

A Witness

One of my favorite stories in the Book of Mormon is that of the people of Alma when they were being persecuted by Amulon and his "task-masters".  Alma's people were feeling just SO SAD.  They didn't know how they could go on any longer.  They started praying outloud--"cry{ing} mightily to God" for help.  Of course,… Continue reading A Witness

Egg free, Family, recipes, Soy Free

Cinnamon Struesel Muffins

Today's recipe is another egg free option. I love to share these, because when my son needed egg free options, I had such a hard time finding recipes that I didn't have to tweak or invent. This recipe is delicious with flaxseed or with eggs. I hope that you will bake up some of these… Continue reading Cinnamon Struesel Muffins

Family, ldsmom, Monday's Posts, motherhood

Looking After Yourself

I have wanted to write a blog for a long time.  I have actually started a couple over the past 5 years and just fizzled out.  One thing that has deterred me from really going for my goal was the thought that no one would want to listen to my words because I was not… Continue reading Looking After Yourself

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

anxiety, Family, Monday's Posts, motherhood

Anxiety part 2

My picture with my son Joshua is one of my favorites.  We were going to the doctor's office to see if he broke his wrist because he was playing on the playground!  The wind was so crazy that day.  I just love how much fun I can have with my kids!  Sometimes my kids cause… Continue reading Anxiety part 2

dessert, Egg free, Family, recipes

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This cake's recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks- You Made That Dessert?  I love it because the author's directions are so easy and straightforward.  My kids love this dessert.  They ask for it all the time.  It is goes very nicely with vanilla ice cream.  You can go to my Homemade Raspberry Ice… Continue reading Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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