Valentine’s Day Idea

Valentine's Day isn't a major holiday — unless you're a florist, candy maker, or greeting card company. Still holidays and their expectations can cause undue stress when the should be fun. My Valentine's Day idea is to keep it simple. This applies to most holidays and...

Stop Taking Family Pictures – Live Instead

When Jessica was five, I bundled up two-year-old Belinda and the stroller and the diaper bag and some snacks and my wallet and my keys and headed to Sandpiper Shores Elementary for the Kindergarten Circus! The only thing in the house I didn't pack, was the camera. We...

Because All Mothers Work

Do you know a mother who doesn't work? I mean, really? I am wondering when we drew this horrible line in the sand between those of us who make sacrifices to provide/supplement our families and those of us who make sacrifices to stay home? I am a stay at home mother...

Thanksgiving 2009

Things I will always be thankful for: Jesus Christ's love and atonement and his gospel. My dear husband, Samuel. My amazing kids: Jessica, Belinda, Alana, Monica, Samson, and Caleb. My extended family, especially my parents, Hal & D'On Moore, my brother David (with...

For Annette

When I was in third grade, a girl moved into my ward with her parents and her two sisters. We became instant friends. Temporarily they lived with her grandma, then moved a block away to their new home. Annette Barton and I went to school together and to church...