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Good Friday April 10th Worldwide Day of Fasting

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen

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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Love and Service In Scary Times

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen

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 Jen

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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Ditch Spending The BIG Bucks On New Retainers

In Beauty & Fashion, Parenting, Reviews by Jen

*I received a complimentary retainer kit from JustRetainers in order to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. Five years ago my oldest daughter Samantha had her braces taken off. She was beyond excited to get those metal bars of torture off of her teeth. The braces had done their job, and her smile was beautiful. Here she is …

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Northern Italy: Milan, Turin and a Return To Paris

In Motherhood, Parenting, Travel by Jen

I promised myself that I would finish off our Paris trip recap before the summer ended. Technically that didn’t happen, but it’s still summer for some of you reading this so it counts right?! If you are just tuning in you can read about the rest of my daughter Sam and my adventures here;  Paris Day 1, Versailles, Louvre, and …

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Five Tips For Parenting Teen Boys

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen

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 …

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How to Plan the Perfect Paris to Versailles Day Trip

In Motherhood, Parenting, Travel by Jen

Hi everybody! I am back with the 2nd installment of my recent mother-daughter trip to Paris. You can read all about our first day here, but today’s post is all about the Chateau De Versailles! How to Plan the Perfect #Paris to #Versailles Day Trip. #travel Click To Tweet For a little history, the Palace of Versailles was the principal …