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April Quotes

by heather
May we hope that, when we are all dead and gone, leaders will arise who have been personally experienced in the hard, practical work, the difficulties, and the joys of organizing nursing reforms, and who will lead far beyond anything we have done!- Florence Nightingale Gratitude never radicalized anybody. I don't care if they recognize the past, I just want them to get angry about the present and keep going.- Gloria Steinem It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the Read more [...]

March Quotes

by heather
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity"-Seneca "Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see."- Mark Twain "The best way for us to cultivate fearlessness in our daughters and other young women is by example. If they see their mothers and other women in their lives going forward despite fear, they'll know it's possible."- Gloria Steinem “Self-deception operates both at the level of the individual mind, & in the collective awareness of the group. Read more [...]

Book Review: Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves

by heather
I think most mothers can identify with the title of this book, because parenting is hard and just because you want what is best for your kids (like have them eat their vegetables), it doesn't mean that they're going to cooperate. And sometimes the results are hilarious. In Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves, Robin O'Bryant shares some of these hilarious moments she has experienced with her three adorable and patience-trying daughters. She shares her concerns and her love Read more [...]

Found this under my pillow this evening

by heather

#nicetobeappreciated #lovemydaughter


Mormon Journey Part 1: Religion and My Childhood

by heather
I realize that there are people in all parts of the spectrum who aren't going to agree with what I have to say. I'm not telling my story to try to convince anyone, I'm telling my (our) story to tell the story. I told part of our story here, but there was more to it, before and after. I have many friends and acquaintances who have asked me to share it. I hope that it helps you readers, wherever you are in your journey. If it helps you with your faith, great. If it helps you with your doubts, awesome. Read more [...]

Book Review: My Story by Elizabeth Smart

by heather
My Story by Elizabeth Smart (with Chris Stewart)is both horrifying and beautiful. Horrifying because of what she went through (although she does not go into any kind of graphic detail, which I'm sure most readers would appreciate) and beautiful because of the strength that she has. It is beautiful because through the dreadfulness of her experience she continued to have hope, and because she pulled something positive out of this experience, going on to become an advocate for recovery programs and Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up to: September 2013

by heather
What I've been up to: Homework! I'm having a love/hate relationship with it. I'm enjoying the challenge of school, but sometimes I get tired of so many hours in front of the computer. Ceder City Half Marathon- One of my favorite things to do is go on long runs with my husband. It is not one of his favorite things to do, but he is a good sport about it and comes anyway. Also this is just a beautiful canyon to run. We took our family camping at Goblin Valley. Lots of great hiking and Read more [...]

Things I am Grateful for Today

by heather
Things I am grateful for today, in no particular order:1. My husband. He's handsome, brilliant and my best friend. He balances and supports me in so many ways. I am so glad to have him. 2. Thing One- She's sweet, sassy and often downright goofy. She brings so much laughter to our home.3. Thing Two- I love, love, love that multiples times everyday he says in his sweet, yet stern voice "I need to give you a kiss", then plants one on my cheek. And of course I have to steal a few from his sweet Read more [...]

Favorite Things About Being A Mother

by heather
Everyday my kids say something that makes me laugh out loud.I am often endowed with super powers. Not only can I do all the things that are part of being Mom, last week my daughter told me that if I touched the sides of the trampoline I would get wet powers so I "can save the earf".My kids are always ready to give me kisses on the cheek.I get to and am expected to play with toys on a regular basis.When my kids are sad, they still like to snuggle and I love it.I can and must purchase fruit snacks. Read more [...]

13 Simple Secrets for Mommy

by heather
It seems like as a mom there are always more things to do than there is time to do them. And it's very easy for "me-time" to dissipate, especially when your kids are small. Here are a list of little things that you can do that make yourself feel better, even when "me-time" is scarce. (Confession: This is list is a reminder for myself as much as anything.)Exercise- Normally I am of the camp who doesn't pay for gym memberships, they are over-priced and I can exercise on my own for free. The problem Read more [...]

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