The Symbols of Christmas: Tips for Helping Children Appreciate the Deeper Meaning of Christmas

      Each year, more and more people are pushing to keep Christ in Christmas.  Have you noticed that?  Without Christ, there would be no Christmas.  Actually, I cannot even imagine how life would be. The kids received a handout at Church on this – and I thought the ideas presented were great! Let’s Read the full article…

Demystifying Mormonism (Latter Day Saints) – In My Own Words

  The church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints is one of the most misunderstood churches in the world.  People talk and talk – and in general, they don’t know what they are talking about. I guest posted at All Done Monkey where I talked about how I parent my 3 children and teach Read the full article…

Happiness is – Compassion for Others

There are a lot of things that warmed my heart this week.  I had a few moments where I was able to stand back and relish in what I was seeing and experiencing.  It was nice.  How often can you say there were multiple moments in a short period of time – where your chest Read the full article…

Church Provides me Knowledge – It Provides Me Comfort

“Each holy temple stands as a symbol of our membership in the Church, as a sign of our faith in life after death, and as a sacred step toward eternal glory for us and our families.” ~Russell M. Nelson The title of this post isn’t surprising.  I think Church is supposed to provide you with Read the full article…

With Risk – There is Some Element of Faith

Risk and faith go hand and hand.  Have faith to know whether the risk is worth taking ~The Squishable Baby No matter where we are in life – no matter what we are doing – and to matter where we are spiritually – we all have some level of faith.  Every one of us.  You Read the full article…

Natural Dyes, Egg Dyeing, and a beautiful Easter Story

Today, I made natural dyes using the recipe I found in Green Child Magazine.  It was definitely a learning experience.  I used… Beets for red Blueberries and grape juice for purple Spinach for green The Beets were wonderful!  You boil them for 5 minutes, and you get a deep dark red color.  The purple was Read the full article…

My Path to Forgiveness

Today, being Good Friday, I want to talk a bit about forgiveness.  Even though I have tried really really hard, there are certain things it’s hard for me to forgive.  I have talked forgiveness before – here.  I have had to forgive when I wrote this post, and I still have to forgive the same Read the full article…

Service – April Goals

When ye are in service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God      ~Mosiah 2:17 It’s monthly goals time with Mama Smiles at Joyful Parenting.  I knew it was time to be accountable.  I got up thinking about scripture today.  I was thinking about this particular verse because I Read the full article…

Gefilte Fish Recipe

In celebration of Passover, I wanted to make a traditional food – so we made Gefilte Fish!  Thank goodness for Stephanie at InCultureParent.  She had the perfect recipe. Just as a note, I’m no food blogger.  I don’t even really like to cook (especially).  I mean, it’s okay – here and there – but I’m Read the full article…

Why is Pope Francis significant?

I was awoken by my son this morning at 3 AM because he had a bad dream.  When I got him all tucked away on the couch, and I was preparing to write this very blog post (didn’t know what the topic would be) the baby woke up. Ugh.  Foiled again. So I settled down Read the full article…

Teaching My Children About Faith – The Great Plan of Happiness – A Book Review

It’s Thursday, and in Today’s installment of Our Love For Books Series, I’m working with Leanna at All Done Monkey.  I love Leanna and that she challenges and inspires me in very positive ways! This post was created as part of the upcoming Kids Learn About Faith series, to be published on InCultureParent later this Read the full article…

How Should I Love Thee? Affirmations of Hope

I will never forget my Mother saying to me…               You know, Lisa, every time somebody knocks you done – you just bounce back up.  Boompt! I had never thought about it until just then.  My adult life has definitely been filled with it’s share of ups and downs.  For me it’s been about Read the full article…

How Should I Love Thee? – A Message

Part of having a strong family – is having a strong marriage.  The foundation to any family is the marriage.  As you know, It’s very difficult to build a house on a weak foundation. What will happen if you build a house on a weak foundation? This is something I want to talk about from Read the full article…

Happiness is_____? Life

  It’s been very dreary here.  It’s been cloudy, cold, windy, rainy/snowy.. .and just blah.  Over the past few days, I have been soul searching in what makes me happy.  It’s kind of hard to find happiness when you just feel cold and blah, you know? So, when I couldn’t come up with anything – Read the full article…

Another Blessing

I’m having issues and problems with the new blog.  Right now, I can’t seem to post any blogs with long – drawn out sentences. Weird. So, the post I wanted to post – has to wait. But maybe this is just another blessing.  Because, when I got up, I saw this… off of my back Read the full article…

The Still Small Voice

Have you ever listened to your inner voice, and, as a result taken a leap of faith?  Maybe you delved into something so outside of your comfort zone that nobody really understood.  Maybe it was something you have been thinking about for some time. I do that a lot.  Maybe it’s because I have no Read the full article…

When I am Baptized

I have a lot of hopes and dreams for my kids.  A lot.  I just want the very best for them – whatever that is.  I don’t want them to suffer through life.  I want them to soar through at great heights – at heights that are not even imaginable to me. Right now – Read the full article…

What Makes You Happy?

Advertisers spend millions and millions of dollars trying to convince the American public that their products will make them happy. So, lets review. Dandruff shampoo.  The people always look so happy while they are shampooing their hair – don’t they? Beer.  And, the way it’s advertised – doesn’t it look so cool and refreshing – Read the full article…