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Rest and Renew

We are in a Shifting Place. Talking with my missionary daughter the other morning (for over 2 hours!) I was again amazed at how parallel our lives, on two different continents and situations, can so often be. After an inspiring and incredible conference weekend she had felt the same as I–a need to shift. A …

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A Missionary’s Mission

As a missionary mom, I’m feeling–and getting–the questions and the wondering. Especially about what coming home early, to quarantine, and/or early release means to and for a missionary. Then I re-read this powerful talk by Elder David A. Bednar. “A missionary is not called to a place; rather he or she is called to serve… …

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The Best Practice to Get Your Family Through a Difficult Time

Right now a good many missionaries, parents, mission presidents and wives, and Church leadership are in the midst of difficult situations and decisions. I’m one of those parents. I’m aware that it’s particularly precarious in certain areas including Central and South America with army presence on the streets and earthquakes (besides Utah), including in the …

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Family Discussion Jumpstart

One of the first ways to stem fear is to clear, informed, and open communication.  To do that as a family, here’s a simple Family Discussion Jumpstart.  Use as is, make it into a fun Draw a Question game, or let people do it privately and then discuss. Connection and clear communication, these make all the …

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Love is. . .

Let’s talk about love 😉. I LOVE reading in the scriptures about families and how they learn to love. In the story of Lehi and Sariah’s family, we see them deal with difficult life challenges–people rejecting his work, moving, difficult children, financial and food worries, marriages and new DIL, bearing children later in life, becoming …

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Life Lessons from a Foosball Table

Today, I experienced an important mom success. And a life lesson. I put together my son’s early Valentine’s Day gift (early because when he came home it was apparently sitting right on the doorstep without a concealing cardboard box around it.) And what I thought would be a great idea–a mini foosball table to enjoy …

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