Back to School Shopping Tips

image via blog.500friends.com The time has come, back to school, and shopping is usually a task that has to be crossed off the list. Before you let it ruin the end of summer, CLICK HERE for 6 tips to make the process more enjoyable for everyone. p.s. Be sure you are joining us in The Living Room. Our online radio show. The newest episode, “Post-it Notes from God” will help you recognize the Divine in your life. A tender reminder that God is aware of all of us, always.

 

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"Love Them When they're Unlovable"

“Part of divine parenting is stressful day-to-day mothering. No matter how patient and loving a woman is there will be those times in every mother’s life when she has had it. President Harold B. Lee shares the experience of babysitting his grandson one night, but at a BYU football game. The little five-year-old began to be restless and with merry looks from his fellow apostles, President Lee felt some pressure to have the evening go well. After the boy fussed and was disobedient, Preside ...

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“Love Them When they’re Unlovable”

“Part of divine parenting is stressful day-to-day mothering. No matter how patient and loving a woman is there will be those times in every mother’s life when she has had it.

President Harold B. Lee shares the experience of babysitting his grandson one night, but at a BYU football game. The little five-year-old began to be restless and with merry looks from his fellow apostles, President Lee felt some pressure to have the evening go well.

After the boy fussed and was disobe ...

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Meaningful Moments/10,000 "Living Room" Downloads!

We just returned from a vacation to Hawaii, our last family fling before one of our sons serves a mission for the LDS church. Before we left that beautiful tropical island (sigh), we had a family night where we asked one question: “What meaningful thing did you experience on this vacation?” Out of the wonderful responses, it was my eleven-year-old’s that really struck me. She is savvy and funny, with Cindy-Lou-Who lashes and a nature-loving spirit. She shared the following as best as I ...

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Meaningful Moments/10,000 “Living Room” Downloads!

We just returned from a vacation to Hawaii, our last family fling before one of our sons serves a mission for the LDS church. Before we left that beautiful tropical island (sigh), we had a family night where we asked one question: “What meaningful thing did you experience on this vacation?”

Out of the wonderful responses, it was my eleven-year-old’s that really struck me. She is savvy and funny, with Cindy-Lou-Who lashes and a nature-loving spirit. She shared the following as bes ...

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Living A Beautiful Life

“Play dough is scattered all over the counter. Bikes are strewn in the driveway, hopscotch drawings and bits of colored chalk litter the yard. All are joyful evidences that you are a mother.

And, you can still live an aesthetically beautiful life.

Treasure the small beauties and things that are lovely, praiseworthy or of good report. Use the nice dishes. Buy a small pot of flowers for your bedside. Each week I buy flowers for our kitchen table and look for plump, ripe fruit fo ...

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6th Grade Book .99/Dirt Under My Nails

Got a 6th grader? Want to help prepare her for this big year in small steps this summer? Check out our “What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters”.   An Amazon bestseller, it contains one section geared to girls, the other geared to moms. Both have thoughts, tips, facts, and even real-life scenarios to prepare ready responses. It’s fun, simple, and enjoyable to read either individually, and/or together. We include conversation starters an ...

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Perfect Summer Read- Veils and Vengeance- Release July 7th

My dear friend, Rachelle Christensen, and co-author of What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know, has just released her latest cozy mystery book, a fun and fabulous summer read! It’s the second in the Wedding Planner series and beautifully blends romance and suspense in Hawaii. Clean, well-written, and enjoyable, I love her books. All the details are included here.

Her other bestselling books can be found on Amazon, including the first in the series Diamond Rings are Deadly Things. And ...

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Got Summer Contention?

Summer is in full swing and the novelty of being home can start to wear off. Anyone struggling with kids who just can’t seem to get along? Stop the struggle and CLICK HERE for tips to survive your summer contention.

 

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Surviving Summer with Children and #8!

I had to let you all know that the launch of our Living Room Radio show this past week reached so many wonderful people, thanks to you and your support. Truly, THANK YOU. We feel so strongly to help get value-based messages to more people. Presently we are listed as #8 on iTunes “New and Noteworthy” downloads. This is huge. It means millions of viewers will see us when they pull up iTunes. We are honored at all the support and feedback. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to t ...

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