Family, Wednesday Stories

A Familiar Name

My third child's name is Lydia.  My husband and I have always loved that name, so we knew one of our daughters would be named that.  Here she is just a few hours old back in 2008.:) It wasn't until after she was a couple years old that I realized we had an ancestor named… Continue reading A Familiar Name

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

inspiration, Wednesday Stories

Project AirTime

Today's Wednesday story is a little different.  I learned about this amazing organization by reading about it in the Outside Magazine in this article (there is a little language in here, so read at your own risk).  The article is about a man named, Matt, who became a quadriplegic and his friend Joe, who for… Continue reading Project AirTime

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