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Family History for the Whole Family : #52stories

We are excited to share with you a project put together by some amazing people over at FamilySearch and Allison Kimball with handlettering by Kensie Kate. We love these cards that help you tell your story and can’t wait to show you some practical ways to…

October 15, 2017

Telling Stories, Connecting Hearts

I hate journaling. I have started maybe 20 journals in my life. For some reason I just keep buying them (it probably has something to do with my obsession with school supplies). I start with the best intentions and I’ll write maybe 5-6 pages…

October 9, 2017

Family History: A Powerful Resource for Raising Resilient Kids

I’ve decided to rethink bedtime stories. Maybe you should too.  It turns out, those stories can become a weapon of mass protection for our children. I don’t know about you, but I feel helpless sometimes — like a sideline spectator — watching my children…

October 6, 2017

October : Family History Month

My grandma was an entertainer, a poet, a writer and a cook. And so, so much more. She passed away when I was only 14. I think of her often, especially when I think about knowing her in my adult years. How fun it…

October 2, 2017

Teaching Children Grace : “Grace Boots”

 Today, guest writer Amber Robbins is sharing how it’s sometimes the lessons we teach our children that teach us the most about the Savior’s grace. Thank you for sharing Amber! A few months ago I was looking for a way to teach my two oldest…

May 19, 2017

Feeling Fulfilled as a Mother

On the hard days, I feel guilty.  Shouldn’t I always feel joyful that I am a mother?  Why is it sometimes very difficult to feel fulfilled in this role? To be fair, let’s acknowledge that this is a tough era in which to be a parent. I…

May 13, 2017

Finding Peace in the Storm

“How did we get here?” I thought to myself. I sat on the floor with my 15-month-old obliviously playing in front of me. I was trying to process what had taken place only moments before. My husband of five years had just walked out…

April 30, 2017

Faith-Based Parenting : “See a Need and Fill It”

I remember, very vividly, a conversation I had with my parents when I was a little girl. We were in the kitchen putting our dinner plates away after a big Sunday dinner. My mom said, “If you see someone working on something, such as…

April 25, 2017

Easter Week: Holy Events from the Life of Jesus Christ & Download

A few years ago as Easter drew near, I felt overwhelmed with the importance of creating some traditions that would have a lasting impression on my young family. I felt happy with the traditions we had established for Christmas- but I felt that we…

April 5, 2017

Teaching Kids Scripture Study, Part 3 : Real Life Examples

This post has been a few months in the making, and it has become near and dear to my heart as I have thought so much about scripture study and talked with many of you about how and why you make it happen. I have…

March 19, 2017