Two minutes that mattered for me today.


I've restarted this post today more than once. For some reason, though, I've kept at it. And this time, it's going in an entirely different direction. I finally figured out what I want to say so brace yourselves: Sometimes, people just want to help out. I know. It's not poetic. It's not quotable. You might … Continue reading Two minutes that mattered for me today.

RBG’s 7 tips for raising a trail-blazing daughter


I read a lot of things about raising children: books, blogs, articles, forums, scriptures, and on and on. Like I’ve previously mentioned, being a parent is daunting and pretty much impossible. We are all doing our very best and all imperfect. Recently, I’ve been reading the book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling … Continue reading RBG’s 7 tips for raising a trail-blazing daughter

thinking about mother-daughter relationships


Ever since I was little, I imagined myself as a mother of sons. I suppose growing up with 5 brothers and only one sister played into this. Perhaps it was influenced by my tomboy leanings, my love of sports, and my preference for playing with GIJoes over Barbie's (though I had both). Whatever the reason, … Continue reading thinking about mother-daughter relationships

Christmas 2015: My only regret is that I was busy sorting


Music. Christmas is about music. My favorite Christmas traditions include--evolve around, really--music. And one Christmas carol in particular, the peaceful lullaby, Silent Night. Over and over again, year after year, I've asked my Mom to come and play an arrangement at church during the month of December. She's played with me in a Relief Society … Continue reading Christmas 2015: My only regret is that I was busy sorting