Organizing Schedules

As I transition from vacation time to school schedules (and back again), homework and after-school activities, I often feel overwhelmed.  How am I going to remember four schedules, assignments, and responsibilities?  To be honest, I don't always remember.  It's embarrassing, but I have forgotten parent-teacher conferences, doctor's appointments, class snacks, spirit week, and many more…

Spiritual Thoughts- Loving with God’s love

Since we have moved to Pennsylvania, I have become fascinated with the history of this area, as it is all new to me. On a recent trip to Philadelphia, we listened to a podcast on William Penn and the founding of Pennsylvania. I have recently learned quite a bit about William Penn. He was a…

Respecting Creators

Everyone has an opinion. With the internet connecting us around the world, we are never more together or more anonymous and alone. There are so many platforms for creativity and I love exploring what others are making. Daily, I peruse Instagram, and Facebook; I read my favorite blogs. I listen to music on my phone…

boredom takes a hit with introduction of board games- A Review of four board/card games for families

I grew up playing board games with my family.  We were not huge Gamers- but we played Clue, Monopoly, Life, pretty much all the classics, and we loved it.  Now that my children are old enough (minus our six year old who still sometimes climbs over and through the board games, wrecking havoc and causing chaos…

Spiritual Thoughts- Meekness

In Mosiah (Found in the Book of Mormon), chapter 3, we read King Benjamin’s address to his people. In verse 19, he says “For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy…

Take a Picture with Your Mom

This last weekend marked the fourth anniversary of losing my Mom. She died suddenly, with little warning at the age of sixty two.  I have missed her every day since her soul left this earth. What I cherish now are photos of my Mom, especially photos of us together. To my dismay, I realize that…

Mondays

On Mondays, I take Ballet. I have to qualify that and say that I am not a dancer. I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea and envision anything remotely resembling "So You Think You Can Dance?" I'll answer that question right now. No. I know I can't dance. That is why I am…

Accepting the offering of others

I tend to be judgemental. It's not something that I'm proud of - I wish I was more accepting and relaxed with things. But, the truth is that my first instincts are to compare what is done or said with what I would do or what I would say. And then I judge. Sigh. It's…

On Change

Change in life is certain. Things never stay the same- we all get older, our environment changes, we move, we get a new job, we lose our job, we lose people we love, new relationships are formed. The list is endless because change happens. While settling into our new rental house, I realized that within…