Category Archives: Family life

Out of the Best Books: What We’re Reading for January 2020

  I’m reading the above for my Hero Project class that I’m mentoring, a repeat of 6 years ago. It’s about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, definitely a hero of mine! Elder Christofferson quoted him in General Conference.      Bugsy, age 10, … Continue reading

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Best Chapter Book to Read and Movie to Watch in January!

  I know this is a Christmas book/movie, but it should really be read and watched in January. That way, you won’t forget about it, like you might do if you read the book in December and then the hustle … Continue reading

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More on the New Digital Cash Envelope System called Qube!

Hey, so it’s not too late to buy lifetime access to Qube, the new digital cash envelope app, and get a discount! The opportunity to get lifetime access to Qube for a flat fee paid up front ends March 31st! … Continue reading

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My Sister Has a Blog! Here are Some of Her Favorite Picture Books

  Note: I started this blog post last September and stuck it in my drafts folder. I’m finally publishing it in January. Such is my life these days! The past month (September 2019) has been a bit hectic what with … Continue reading

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New Insights from Lehi’s Tree of Life Vision

  Wow, if you think you know everything there is to know about Lehi’s vision of the Tree of Life you have got to watch the above video! I love the insights I got from watching it. The vision is … Continue reading

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2019 UT Family Reunions: Cousin Time!

  I recently got back from a three week vacation in Utah. It was just what I wanted and needed, for a change in my routine. That is, except for a slight hiccup that happened in the middle, which surprisingly … Continue reading

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Reading Aloud: An Obstinate Act of Love, Especially As You Defy Digital Distractions

Sarah Mackenzie recently did a podcast episode that captures my thinking of how and why reading aloud is so magical. It features an interview with the author of the book below, Meghan Cox Gurdon. Listen here. She answers a question … Continue reading

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DIY Pretty Cash Envelope for the Super Frugal, Glamor Girl

    OK, I’m writing this post in part to celebrate a huge announcement! We are officially debt free!!!!! Yee-haw!!! Can I get an amen, hallelujah, and happy jig?!!! I want to shout our debt-free scream and dance on the … Continue reading

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Married Date Night Movie Review: No Greater Love

  DH and I watched the movie No Greater Love a few months ago for a date night at home. The acting is a bit stiff, but it was still enjoyable. It’s a wonderful movie to watch as a married … Continue reading

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Easter 2019: Seeing How Christ Changes Everything

  We had a lovely Easter! My heart is still delighting as I remember it. We dyed our Easter eggs red, in honor of the Serbian Easter tradition I blogged about here, which is new to me. In honor of … Continue reading

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