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Letting Go So They Can Grow

As we drove through the unfamiliar streets, following the GPS directions, my stomach twisted in knots.  I knew I had to let go so that he could grow.  But letting go is hard.  Letting go is so very hard . . . There was a middle school Orchestra party at Skateland. My son is a 6th grader in the middle school orchestra and wanted to go.  I agreed to appease him, but really ... Read More about Letting Go So They Can Grow

Getting Unstuck from the Mom Rut

Do you ever feel stuck in a rut?  Every day is the same old thing: laundry, dishes, meals, picking up after the kids, taking the kids where they need to go, etc., etc., etc.  I think this is where a lot of moms get stuck; start to feel bored, unappreciated, and unfulfilled; and sometimes even start to resent being "the mom".  I know; I've been there.  Sometimes I get stuck ... Read More about Getting Unstuck from the Mom Rut

Simplifying Come, Follow Me

When we started learning from the new Come, Follow Me curriculum back in January, I was pretty excited!  I had a great plan for teaching my children from the scriptures and learning and growing together.  It involved a lot; it definitely wasn't simple; but for our circumstances at the time, it was awesome!  I am a stay-at-home-mom and just had one child with me during the day while ... Read More about Simplifying Come, Follow Me

Family Travel: Legoland California

My kids got a dream vacation this summer, getting to go to Legoland.  We are a lego-loving family; all the kids love to build and they were the perfect ages for a trip to Legoland.  Our oldest is 11 and youngest is 5.  I did a lot of searching online for Legoland tips and I found a few sources, but there were still a few things that were missing, so I'm giving you my favorite ... Read More about Family Travel: Legoland California

Family Travel: Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

As with all of our family trips, there's always a bit of unexpected "adventure" along the way.  You can read all the way through if you want to hear the whole story --- see what kind of crazy things happen when you travel with 5 kids who always seem to get sick on a trip.  Or, you can skip right on down to the headlines for each of our stops to get more of a review and suggestions for ... Read More about Family Travel: Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX