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8/4/21 Tree of Life Mama’s Picture Book of the Week: Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

I’ve been on somewhat of a summer hiatus, not reviewing books or games regularly, because I’ve had lots of summer activities, including family visits and outings. I’m back with this picture book review! This is such a delightful book! I … Continue reading

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What is the Priesthood?

I super love this podcast interview (and YouTube video) that Hank Smith and John Bytheway did with Dr. Barbara Gardner. I love that she explains that priesthood power is not just held by men. Yes, worthy men are ordained to … Continue reading

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The Christian Roots of the Founding Fathers and How to Teach Our Children Christianity

I’ve been sooooo enjoying my month-long celebration of Independence Day. I’ve read the above picture books to my son, among others. We also just finished the chapter book at the top of this post about Washington’s as spymaster, plus picture … Continue reading

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The Study of God Releases Us From Bondage

This summer has been so much fun! I’m posting a few pictures from my Independence Day weekend a few weeks ago, which I loved. So many sights and sounds to behold! We did our traditional ceremony I learned from Dennis … Continue reading

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The Vision of the Glory of Jesus Christ and What He’s Done for Us and the Heaven He’s Preparing for Us

I just love section 76 of the Doctrine and Covenants. That was this week’s reading for the Come, Follow Me study of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I also loved all the videos I watched this week … Continue reading

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2021 Patriotic Chapter Books

I know Independence Day is over, but that doesn’t mean I stop reading about why we celebrate it. Just as I like to stretch the Christmas season out, by reading Christmas books after the holiday is over, into January and … Continue reading

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Know Your Liberty

Happy Independence Day everyone! May we each know what liberty truly is, and each do our part to preserve it. These video presentations by Stephen Pratt capture the vision of liberty. It’s not being able to do whatever we want, … Continue reading

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Cries of Freedom: A Beautiful Musical About Liberty for Independence Day

I got to see this tonight and it was just as wonderful and fun as I remember it being, when I last saw it over 6 years ago. We used to go see it every year, for about 5 years … Continue reading

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Tuttle Twins 2021 Independence Day Sale

Do you value passing down the spirit of liberty to your children? Now more than ever, we have to teach what liberty is and why it’s important, in our home, to our children, and grandchildren. They most likely won’t learn … Continue reading

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Independence Day Salad Courtesy of Smith’s Grocery Store

Doesn’t this salad look so crisp and refreshing? It’s from the people at Smith’s Food and Drug. You can see the recipe here. I can’t wait to cut out the stars from jicama to make it! If you substitute stevia-sweetened … Continue reading

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