Monthly Archives: December 2018

Happy Birthday Joseph Smith!

Happy Birthday to Joseph Smith! Today is the prophet’s birthday! He was born on December 23, 1805. I bear testimony that he was God’s chosen servant to restore the pure gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. I have been … Continue reading

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How to Have a Connected Family Christmas and Connected Family Time Anytime of Year

  I’m sharing this idea from my friend Kim Davis, with her permission, about a new family Christmas tradition that is super low stress and inexpensive: When our daughter received her mission call and was assigned to report at the … Continue reading

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Another New Christmas Classic: the Man Who Invented Christmas

I heard about this movie a year ago from Andrew Pudewa during the online Winter Retreat for IEW. IEW stands for Institute for Excellence in Writing, which is a  company of resources to teach kids how to write. Andrew mentioned … Continue reading

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New Christmas Movie Classic: Shoelaces for Christmas

  You know the part in the song of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” that goes, “…and Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again”? I’m seeing more and more that as our society … Continue reading

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A Little-known Christmas Classic, Perfect for the Postmodern World

    We’ve had a lot of excitement here with winding down our fall semester of homeschool and getting ready for Christmas, after recovering from our Thanksgiving vacation in Utah. We had an “end of semester recital” so to speak, … Continue reading

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A Utah Thanksgiving 2018

Happy days after Thanksgiving everyone and an early Merry Christmas to you! We had a grand Thanksgiving holiday week in Utah with snow at my parents’ cabin in the mountains. The kids got to go sledding. Not once, but twice! … Continue reading

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