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Love and Service In Scary Times

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen16 Comments

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Within the Church we utilize volunteer member leaders, and members are given callings or assignments. Sometimes this can be at a larger global level or it can be right in our own neighborhoods and communities. My current assignment for the past 2 years has been that …

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Five Tips For Teaching Kids To Declutter

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen11 Comments

I firmly believe in the power of feng shui and how items are placed and oriented in a room work towards controlling the energy in that room. If you have too much stuff, I believe your aura gets cluttered, and the energy flow in that room gets stifled. As adults, we mostly understand this. Even if we don’t always practice …

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All That Glitters: The Paris Edition

In Motherhood, Travel by Jen10 Comments

I was recently talking with a relative who had visited Paris and was less than entranced with the day-time version of the  Eiffel Tower. I asked him if he had seen it at night, because that makes all of the difference. It glitters, it sparkles and makes your heart swoon. Before we get there though, let me start at the …

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Five Tips For Parenting Teen Boys

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen10 Comments

Back in 2014 when this blog was brand new I wrote a post with 7 Tips For Raising A Son. My son was around 9 at the time and flash forward to 5+ years later, that smiling little guy is now a smiling, handsome, and very tall 15 year old. Caleb is one of those rare souls who people instantly …