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Good Friday April 10th Worldwide Day of Fasting

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen4 Comments

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This past weekend we participated in General Conference. It is a 2 day conference, where through the power of the internet and other modern technology, we can listen to our Prophet and leaders of the Church share messages of hope and peace through Christ, and also …

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Changing Our Mindset: We are Not Homeschooling- We are Crisis Schooling

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen9 Comments

This week the Principal at my children’s elementary school sent over a link to a blog post that changed how I am viewing our current schooling practices. This brilliant author and teacher introduced the concept that we are not homeschooling, we are crisis schooling. “You are NOT homeschooling. You are CRISIS schooling. There is a huge difference. You may choose …

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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 …