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7 Ways to Find More Joy in Staying at Home During Covid-19

It's been about a month of staying home now, I think?  I really don't know!  Honestly, I've lost count of how long it's been since the kids were in school.  And last week, we got the announcement that our schools will be shut down for the remainder of the school year and relying on parents to run distance learning from home.  I know there are lots of other places that have ... Read More about 7 Ways to Find More Joy in Staying at Home During Covid-19

Finding Joy at Home during the Covid-19 Outbreak: lessons from the first 2 weeks

How are you? How have your first days of staying home and schooling at home been? I thought I'd take some time to put my thoughts, feelings, and experiences down.  I don't know if they'll help anyone else, but maybe we can just all relate and find a way through together if we share how it's going for us.  They closed our schools as we neared the end of spring break.  That ... Read More about Finding Joy at Home during the Covid-19 Outbreak: lessons from the first 2 weeks

A Scripture Journaling Legacy

My grandparents on my mom's side of the family both passed away in the last few years.  But I inherited my grandpa's scriptures and every time I see them (they sit on one of my bookshelves), I think of them and the great example they both were to me in regular, every day life and in their testimonies of the gospel.  When my grandma passed away (a few years after my grandpa), as my mom ... Read More about A Scripture Journaling Legacy

God’s Plans Are Always Better

When my husband asked me to marry him, I had two conditions: I grew up surrounded by my cousins, aunts & uncles, and grandparents -- many lived on the same street and more within a few blocks.  I wanted the same thing for our future children.  There is nothing better than having cousins as best friends and grandparents that you can just drop by to visit anytime.  I told him ... Read More about God’s Plans Are Always Better

Family Year End Top 10

How did the year go for you?  Did it happen just as you expected?  If you're like me, there's no way you could have predicted how this year would go.  It was far from boring for us, though I would take boring right now if I got to choose!  In the spring, one of our 7 year olds was suffering from migraines on school days and I pulled him out of school to do home school while ... Read More about Family Year End Top 10